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2017 Forte sedan - Canadian info

What's changed:
- re-alignment of all trims
- redesigned front bumper, rad grille, rear bumpers for all trims
- interior accent enhancements for all trims, such as air-vents garnish & console upper cover, centre fascia, great shift knob, seat pattern
- 2.0L Atkinson cycle replaces the 1.8L MPI on LX trim
- redesigned fog lamp on LX+ and greater
- redesigned alloy wheels on EX and greater
- redesigned head lamp, rear combi lamp on SX

Exterior colours (6):
- snow white pearl (SWP)
- aurora black (ABP)
- Firely Red (R4R)
- Ultra silver (4SS)
- urban grey (U4G)
- azure blue (B2R)
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2016 Forte sedan LX - Canadian model

LX MT:
- 2.0L Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine (new)
- 6 speed manual
- 4 wheel ABS disc brakes
- electronic power steering
- 6 airbags, ESC, VSM, HAC
- escort headlights
- tire mobility kit

- 15" steel wheels with covers with 195/65R15 tires
- projection headlights
- body coloured side-view mirrors and door handles
- splash guards
- cloth seats
- height adjustable driver seat
- 60/40 split rear seat
- tilt/telescopic steering column
- power windows and door locks
- express down drivers window
- impact-sensing door unlock
- two-turn unlock on drivers side
- central door lock
- power and heated side-view mirrors
- solar glass (IR & UV reducing)
- rear centre armrest with cup holders

- AM/FM/CD/MP3 satellite radio
- AUX & USB input ports
- 4 speakers
- trip computer

LX AT:
(adds/changes to LX MT)
- 6-speed auto
- driver model select (Eco/Normal/Sport)
- air conditioning
- keyless entry

LX+ AT:
(adds to LX AT)
- auto headlights
- windshield wiper de-icer
- fog lights
- express power front windows
- obstacle-detecting front windows
- 7" display audio
- smart phone integration (Android auto)
- 3.5" TFT LCD instrument cluster
- rearview camera
- front tweeter speakers
- cloth seats (knit/tricot)
- heat front seats
- illuminated vanity mirrors
- cruise control
- glove box illumination

(Note: former model LX+ AT w/sunroof no longer available)
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2017 Forte sedan EX - Canadian model

EX AT:
(adds/changes to LX+)
- 2.0L GDI 4-cyclinder engine
- 16" alloys with 205/55/R16 RR tires
- LED positioning lights
- single SS exhaust tip
- LED side-view mirror signal repeaters
- chrome door handles
- chrome beltline molding
- premium clost seats (knit/woven)
- leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- soft-touch door panels
- siding front armrest
- dual auto temperature control
- smart key with push-button start
- smart trunk
- power folding side-view mirrors
- auto-dimming rearview mirror

EX+ AT:
(adds to EX)
- sunroof
- 17" machined-finished alloys
- 215/45/R17 LRR tires

EX Luxury:
(add to EX+)
- enhanced supervision instrument cluster
- blind-spot detection
- heated steering wheel
- 10-way power driver seat
- memory driver seat
- rear heated seats
- leather seats

(Note: EX MT no longer available)

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2017 Forte sedan SX - Canadian model

SX AT:
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- steering wheel paddle shifters
- auto emergency braking system
- lane keep assist
- compact spare tire
- rear lip spoiler
- Xenon HID headlights
- LED light bar taillights
- dynamic bending light
- ventilated front seats
- alloy pedals
- integrated navigation system

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A picture would be awesome but I guess the facts will be sufficient for now. Thanks.
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A picture would be awesome but I guess the facts will be sufficient for now. Thanks.
this is the US media site but it will be the same vehicle, just not necessary equipped the same.

http://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/models...7/photos#forte
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this is the US media site but it will be the same vehicle, just not necessary equipped the same.

http://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/models...7/photos#forte
I'm wondering if the 17 Front End will bolt directly to the 14-16 models, not that there is anything wrong with the 14-16 models, my Family and I really, really love our Fortes........................

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SX AT:
(adds to EX Luxury)
- compact spare tire
- ventilated front seats

A spare tire? Wow, perhaps they finally realized people really don't want a silly foam tire inflation kit and adding a donut space saver tire doesn't actually harm the MPG that much.

The vented front seats, sounds like driver and passenger now get ventilated seats, nice!


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I'm wondering if the 17 Front End will bolt directly to the 14-16 models, not that there is anything wrong with the 14-16 models, my Family and I really, really love our Fortes........................
Depends what you mean by front end? If you mean fender, wings, and hood, then it probably should fit. Not sure how it would flow into the doors though.

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A spare tire? Wow, perhaps they finally realized people really don't want a silly foam tire inflation kit and adding a donut space saver tire doesn't actually harm the MPG that much.

The vented front seats, sounds like driver and passenger now get ventilated seats, nice!




Depends what you mean by front end? If you mean fender, wings, and hood, then it probably should fit. Not sure how it would flow into the doors though.
Complete Front Nose Cowling w/ Headlamps, grill, front 1/4panels, hood. Just thinking about possibilities is all.
A lot of people here don't like the Headlight assemblies, I like my Hawk Eyes on my Forte......................

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Complete Front Nose Cowling w/ Headlamps, grill, front 1/4panels, hood. Just thinking about possibilities is all.
A lot of people here don't like the Headlight assemblies, I like my Hawk Eyes on my Forte......................
I do like the look of the front of the new car, but I suspect it'll be stupidly expensive to update it

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I do like the look of the front of the new car, but I suspect it'll be stupidly expensive to update it
Yeah, you're probabiley right, but I have no regrets with the 15 and 16 Fortes we own..........................

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some very limited info starting to show up on the KIA Canada website
http://www.kia.ca/forte2017?sourceid=hp-banner
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my local dealer has started to get his 2017 Forte's into stock and here is the first one I've seen with the it being built in Mexico



and some models at the lower end as most photos always seem to show the top model:





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the standard 7" display on the LX+ model





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I wonder what the reason for the downgrade on the horsepower of the 2.0 GDI. It was 173 hp for 2014-2016 now it is 164. It now matches the rating for the same engine in the Soul, Rondo (Canada), and Tuscon. Not sure if they are actual changes to the engine or it was just overrated before. It seems over time many Hyundai-Kia engines drop in rating.....like the 2.4 GDI in the Sonata/Opima...from 198 hp now rated at 185. Often the cars underperform compared to their output rating....both turbo and NA engines......so maybe the new 164 in the forte is the "true" or "more accurate" rating.
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