I think that the voice control (like sync system for ford) will be available in 2011...but i'm not sure...for the reste....the differences that I know between the usa and canadian models are the transmission...and the usa model have 160k/10 years warranty.I just bought mine here in Nova Scotia Canada. 2.4 Sedan SX loaded.
Now on the Kia Canada site when you build a forte on the site and well I got an SX fully loaded so in the included features area it states "Side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals" Correct me if I'm wrong but the integrated turn signals do not seem to be LED. Hmm... Also I looked on the Kia USA site and you guys there as it claims has a sensor in the passenger front seat that if there's nobody in the seat - the air bag off light comes on beside the clock on the dash?
Now I do not have that feature of the airbag sensor in the seat. Does this seem right? Anyone in Canada have the feature? Do all you all in the USA have the feature?
Also on the site it states that you can control the audio system through voice as well as the phone. Can anyone control the audio system through the voice controller?
No option I was told here in Canada for a factory auto starter and they wouldn't install the after-market one I had bought before pickup in fear of voiding warranty grr... They probably just didn't want to include the labor as I asked.
Oh well got a great deal! Love the Forte!