Kia Forte Named Segment Winner In JD Power 2019 Automotive Performance

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Kia Forte Named Segment Winner In JD Power 2019 Automotive Performance

The crowd favorite Kia Forte has emerged as a segment winner in the prestigious J.D. Power Awards 2019. J.D. Power regularly conducts reviews and surveys of several brands, particularly in the automobile sector. The brand believes in providing the masses with genuine consumer satisfaction data. 

J.D. Power conducts their annual J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study in order to assess the feedback of new vehicle owners. The parameters for the assessment are varied and include the functions, performance, specifications, and appearance of the vehicle.

The powerful Kia Forte, a sporty compact sedan, offers the best of technology, style, and space. The Kia Forte has been named the winner of the compact segment category for its top-notch performance. 

This prestigious award follows Kia Forte’s sensational win for being the highest-ranked mass-market brand in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The car has been conferred with this recognition for the fifth consecutive year. These awards reinforce the consumer’s trust and love for Kia’s high-quality vehicles. 

The new Kia Forte features a turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower, optional manual transmission, and many visual additions. The car now features a body kit, a black grille, a rear spoiler, and two-tone wheels.

To add to the sporty look of the new model, the seats have been refurbished to suit a more rugged style and features contrasting piping along with additional bolstering. 

As for the powerful engine, the car features a turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. The driver could use either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

To enhance the traction, the model comes with 18-inch wheels with an optional upgrade to Michelin Sport rubber. The GT2 package of the Kia Forte offers additional features such as a power driver’s seat, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, cooled front seats, as well as a stylish sunroof. 

With all these amazing features, it is no wonder that the Kia Forte has been named a winner in the prestigious J.D. Power APEAL Study awards. If you are looking for a powerful, stylish, and high-performance vehicle, the Kia Forte is a great choice for you. 

Source: Kia