2020 Kia Forte GT-Line focuses on the bark, not the bite
Right now if you wanted a sporty looking Kia Forte you'd have to opt for the 201 horsepower Forte GT.
But what if you wanted the looks without all that get up and go?
Well normally you'd be kinda out of luck, but not anymore.
Kia has debuted the 2020 Forte GT line.
Here at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
Think of it as the just right porridge between the regular Forte and the happier Forte GT.
It's more about keeping up appearances.
Then say, keeping up at the quarter mile drag strip.
Here's what you can expect.
The 4T- GT line jazzes up the regular 4T by adding a gloss black grill with red accents.
That gloss black trim also extends to side mirror caps, the side sills, and the rear spoiler.
Capping off the exterior enhancements are a set LED daytime running lights and GT line exclusive alloy wheels.
The interior looks a little sportier too thanks to a flat bottom steering wheel and white contrast stitching, a set of alloy sport pedals and a new sport black cloth seat.
Those who appreciate thrift before shift will be happy to find the regular Forte engine under the hood.
This two litre four cylinder puts out 147 horse power and a 132 pound feed of torque The only cog swapper on offer is they continuously variable transmission which if I'll be honest is a poor choice of kitschy for me to use considering there are no cogs to swap.
The 2020 KIA Forte GT line goes on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to its on sale date.