The Kia Motors plant that recently started operations in Pesquería (near Monterrey), Nuevo León, waved the checkered flag to start the production of its Forte model, with the objective of producing one unit for every 56 seconds, or 64 vehicles per hour.
The Korean automaker seeks to reach its goal of producing more than 300,000 cars a year and selling more than 11,000 Forte models just in Mexico during 2016.
Forte belongs to the compact vehicle segment, whose exterior is equipped with daytime running lights LED (DRL), leveler height projection type headlights and front fog lights, aluminum 17″ rims, electric sunroof, rear spoiler and LED type rear lights.
In addition, it has disc brakes on all four wheels, antilock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), start assistant (HAC), system stability management (VSM) and six airbags: front, side and curtain close automatic speed-sensitive insurance opening in case of impact, rear view camera as well as front and rear parking sensors.
Meanwhile, it is equipped with an audio system with touch screen 7″ Android Auto connectivity system. It also has paddle shifters behind the wheel (Paddle Shifter), system management mode normal, comfort and sport, Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and steering wheel and leather wrapped handle shift gear.
In its most equipped version (SX), this model features the new Intelligent trunk with remote opening, power driver seat with two memories and power lumbar support; in LX and EX versions KIA Forte will be available with cloth seats in gray and black colors; while the SX version has leather seats in gray and black colors.
Note that in all versions KIA Forte has a 2.0 L 4-cylinder MPI, 150 @ 6200 rpm horsepower and torque of 142 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm; six-speed manual transmission available on the LX MT version and a six-speed automatic transmission available in versions LX AT, EX and SX.
It also has a combined yield of 15.48 km per liter for manual transmission, and 15.89 km per liter for automatic transmission.
The Forte is available in White, Pearl Black, Silver, Grey Metallic, Coffee, Red, Blue Celeste and Carmine Red.
It should be noted that the plant does not yet have access to the railroad, because KIA has not reached an agreement with the state government yet, so these units are beng transported to the car dealerships on trailers.
more recommended stories
Mauricio Vila visits ‘Chujuk Enjambre’, producer of powdered honey
Kanasín, Yucatan, (October 19, 2021).- Ximena.
Fonatur announces 16,572 archaeological monuments discovered during the Maya Train construction works
Mérida, Yucatán, (October 18, 2021).- The.
Megalodon tooth found in Yucatan cenote
A Megalodon is a pre-historic giant.
Pig farms in Yucatan could trigger serious social problems, warns UNAM researcher
The effects will not only be.
Young 18-year-old woman commits suicide in up-town northern Mérida neighborhood
Mérida, Yucatán, (October 18, 2021).- Unfortunately,.
Title deeds given to 250 Mayan women who widowed during the pandemic
Titles were given for land that.
28-year-old man from Oaxaca is arrested for exhibitionism in Progreso, Yucatan
Progreso, Yucatan, (October 18, 2021) .-.
Catholic Church admits cases of sexual abuse against minors in Campeche
There are three pending cases in.
WWF sea-turtle documentary is made in Mexico
MÉRIDA, MX.- The World Wildlife Fund.
Amanhá Residential Resort takes a step into the future at the Yucatán Country Club
Mérida, Yucatán, (October 18, 2021).- Inmobilia.