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2017 Kia Niro

Jul 27, 2016 - 7:55 AM - by Paul@K5OptimaStore
For those that have't seen on Kia's website. Maybe the new Prius killer?

Upcoming & Future Cars | Kia Cars - Niro

Specs from the page:

• Type: 1.6L GDI, aluminum block and head
• Valve System: DOHC, four valves/Atkinson cycle
• Horsepower: 103 hp @ 5200 rpm

• Traction Motor Type: Interior Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous
• Horsepower: 43 hp (32 kW)
• Voltage: 240V
• System performance combined power: 146 hp, 195 lb. ft of torque
• Fuel System: Gas Direct Injection (GDI)

• Battery Type: Lithium-Ion polymer battery
• Battery Voltage: 240V
• Power: 42 kW
• Battery Energy: 1.56 kWh

• 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT): STD

• Wheelbase: 106.3 in.
• Length: 171.5 in
• Width: 70.9 in
• Height: 60.4 in.

• Front leg room: 41.7 in.
• Rear leg room: 37.4 in.
• Front head room: 39.8 in.
• Rear head room: 39.2 in.
• Front shoulder room: 56.1 in.
• Rear shoulder room: 56.6 in.
• Cargo volume (cu. ft.): 25.5 cu.-ft.

• Layout: Front engine, front drive
• Body Type: Steel unibody, aluminum hood, tailgate
• Steering type: Rack and pinion, electric motor assist
• Coefficient Drag: 0.29

• Front suspension: Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
• Rear suspension: Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar

• Type: Regenerative braking (12% kinetic energy recovery) AHB (Active Hydraulic Boost) System, 4-wheel disc, and ESC, HAC standard

• Wheels: 7.0 x 18... [Read More]
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2017 Kia Forte Sedan Review

Jul 25, 2016 - 4:42 PM - by Paul@K5OptimaStore

New 2017 Forte review has popped up! Check it out

Read more about the 2017 Kia Forte Sedan Review at
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2015 October Forte of the month winner!

Nov 09, 2015 - 1:14 PM - by Forte5
The winner is nouse4aname!

1) Tell us about yourself
My name is Ryan and I'm a hot hatch-aholic. Prior hatches being a Celica, RSX, and GTI. I've flirted with other types of cars but hatches are where I'm happiest.

2) What year and model is your Forte?
2015 Forte5 SX Manual

3) What upgrades are currently on your Forte?
Nothing yet. She's still a baby with right around 700 miles.

4) What's your dream list of modifications to do to your Forte?
Over the holidays I'm looking to work on the suspension. Evilla strut bar, trunk brace, and rear torsion bar. Also looking to replace the Hankooks with some Continental ExtremeContacts.
Some cosmetic tweaks: Tint, red stitched leather steering wheel and shift boot, black and red broken K badges, red painted calipers.
Further out: Tune(handheld hopefully!), 6th Element CAI, BOV, catch cans, and check out exhaust options.

5) What do you love the most about your Forte?
The space. Which may sound kind of lame. But being 6'7 and having all sorts of room to spare in a hot hatch is a great design.

6) Where do you drive your Forte for fun?
All over the fun twisty roads out here in the pacific northwest. This picture was taken up by Mt. St. Helens which has several sharp switchbacks, amazing views, and some long bridges which freak out my wife. Also weekend drives out to the beach. Just moved out here recently but have already found several roads just as good as Tail of the Dragon back east but they don't have any traffic to speak of so you can open it up.
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September 2015 Forte winner!

Sep 20, 2015 - 5:36 PM - by Forte5
Congartulations to 6th Element!

1) Tell us about yourself

Mark and Dan - co-owners of 6th Element Engineering, LLC

2) What year and model is your Forte?

2014 Koup SX Turbo

3) What upgrades are currently on your Forte?

6th Element Cold Air Intake
6th Element Lower Engine Mount
6th Element Shifter Bushings
6th Element Shifter Cable Bushings
6th Element Resonator Delete Pipe
6th Element Radiator Cap Cover
6th Element Dual Oil Catch Can Kit
6th Element Front Mount Intercooler Kit
ProSport EVO Boost Gauge
OBDLink with Torque Pro App

4) What's your dream list of modifications to do to your Forte?

Our full product line including future release of items like larger turbo kit, engine internals and engine builds and tuning

5) What do you love the most about your Forte?

Kia did a great job engineering and executing this car. It is a solid design for the price and the chassis/motor will handle a good amount of power!

6) Where do you drive your Forte for fun?

Mexico *wink*

Again congrats to 6th!
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