2020 Kia Forte Makes its Debut with a GT Trim Level

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Technology, Trim Levels on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 8:00 am
2020 Kia Forte GT trim level exterior shot with blue paint color parked on a lot with green bushes behind it

2020 Kia Forte GT Debut, Design, and Engine Specs

Although we’ve just very recently had the release of the 2019 Kia Forte, we already have news of a 2020 Kia Forte model. The 2020 Kia Forte, with its brand-new GT trim level, premiered at the 2018 Sema auto show in Las Vegas. This performance-centered 2020 Kia Forte trim has upped its sport-inspired style as well as introduced a new, powerful, souped-up engine to this classic Kia model.

2020 Kia Forte Trims

Before we specifically go over the new GT trim level, we first want to mention all of the trim options for the 2020 Kia Forte. From the 2019 Kia Forte, the S trim is dropped and the FE, LXS, and EX trims return along with a couple of new inclusions. In the end, that leaves the trim levels of the 2020 Kia Forte as follows: FE, LXS, EX, GT Line, and GT.

2020 Kia Forte GT exterior rear shot with blue paint color parked outside the glass walls of a car dealership

2020 Kia Forte GT interior shot of front seating, steering wheel, dashboard display screen, and accents

2020 Kia Forte GT Design and Style

As you might know, the 2019 Kia Forte constituted a fairly extensive redesign over the 2018 Kia Forte. Most of these aesthetics changes were due to style influences cribbed from the Kia Stinger sports sedan. Therefore, the baseline 2020 Kia Forte will not be significantly different from the 2019 Kia Forte. However, the GT trim is a different matter entirely.

The 2020 Kia Forte GT adds the following exclusive features:

  • Alloy Sport Pedals 
  • Black Sport Cloth Seats 
  • Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Gloss Black Grille with Red Accents 
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors with LED Turn Signals 
  • Illuminated GT Dash Inlay 
  • Sport Side Sills 
  • And More! 

2020 Kia Forte GT New Engine and Power Output

The FE, LXS, EX, and GT Line trim levels of the 2020 Kia Forte come with a 2L inline 4 engine with 147 horsepower. However, the GT trim gets a new engine. The 2020 Kia Forte GT gets a turbocharged 1.6L inline 4 engine that produces up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Kia Forte Color Options

When Will the 2020 Kia Forte Release in the USA?

As we’ve just seen the release of the 2019 Kia Forte, no definite release date has yet been set for the 2020 Kia Forte. However, with a debut at the Sema Las Vegas auto show and a release of engine specs and feature information, Kia seems to already be very far along with this brand-new Forte. For additional information and to learn about more upcoming Kia models, give us a call. The staff at Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady can be reached online, by phone, or in person at our dealership location in Schenectady, New York.


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