Kia Debuts 2014 Forte 5-Door at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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KIA UNVEILS 2014 FORTE 5-DOOR AT 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

CHICAGO (February 7, 2013) - Kia introduced the 2014 Forte 5-Door, one of the trio of models unveiled by Kia at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Also introduced was an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the new Forte 5-door SX is the most powerful Forte from Kia to-date.

"The combination of a useful hatchback for carrying cargo and the sportiness of the turbocharged SX trim make the all-new Forte 5-door a dual threat in the segment," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing and communications at Kia Motors America.

The 2014 Forte 5-door will come in two trim levels, EX and SX, and will be available with two engine choices. The base EX model offers standard features and technology with 16-inch alloy wheels, UVO eServices with rear camera display, wireless technology, integrated audio and cruise control buttons tilt and telescoping steering column, power windows, and LED positioning headlights with fog lights. It will be available only with a six-speed automatic transmission. SX models will come with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips and LED taillights.

Beyond the base EX and advanced SX models, the Forte 5-door will offer a menu of options - including HID headlights, navigation system, moonroof, heated seats and steering wheel and leather seats - traditionally not found in the compact segment. The new hatchback is set to go on sale this summer.

To watch the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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