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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Naza Kia-Forte








Naza-Kia has launched the all new Naza-Kia Forte in Malaysia on 25th Nov 2009. The new Naza-Kia Forte available in 3 versions and has been priced competitively from RM 75,800.
Forte 1.6EX - RM 75,800
Forte 1.6SX - RM 81,800
Forte 2.0SX - RM 93,800
* Prices are On-The-Road with insurance.

Don't get wrong by thinking the Forte 1.6EX is a basic unit without the necessary accessories. Naza-Kia has made even the lowest specification model very well equipped. The 1.6 EX has the following as standard:
1) 15" steel rims
2) Steering mounted controls
3) Fog lamps
4) Dual Airbags.
5) Trip computer
6) 195/65 R15 tyres

With additional of RM 6000 on the Forte 1.6SX, you will get the following extra:
1) ABS
2) Electronic Stability Control
3) Traction Control
4) Keyless start
5) Auto lights
6) Auto climate control
7) Better quality interior
8) 4 Airbags
9) 17" alloy rims
10) 215/45 R17 tyres

The accesories package in Forte 1.6SX is almost the same as the Forte 2.0SX. The only extra in the Forte 2.0 SX are the Electric Power Steering and 2 additional airbags.

The Naza-Kia is a C-Segment car, which will compete against the established model like Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Mitsubishi Lancer, Mazda3 and Ford Focus. Due to its price tag, the Naza-Kia Forte will also draw attention from buyers who are considering B-segment car such as Honda City, Toyota Vios and Mazda2.

The Forte 1.6EX and 1.6SX use 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve cylinder engine with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) which can produces up to 122 hp @ 6200 rpm and max torque of 156 Nm @ 4200 rpm. The Forte 1.6 versions can reach the top speed of 190 km/h.

The Forte 2.0SX uses a 2-litre Theta II engine which can produce up to 154 hp @ 6200 rpm and max torque of 194.2 Nm @ 4300 rpm. The Forte 2.0 can accelerate from 0 - 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds and reach the top speed of 200 km/h.

All versions of Forte are mated with 4-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic feature that allow driver to switch to clutch-less manual gear change.

Naza-Forte 1.6 is equipped with hydraulically power-assisted steering while the Forte 2.0SX has electric power-assisted steering.

In terms of safety, the SX versions come with Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and ABS. The 1.6SX is fitted with 4 airbags while the 2.0SX has 6 airbags to give extra protection to occupants in case of collision. Naza-Kia has not forgotten the safety of buyers of the Forte 1.6EX. The 1.6EX also comes with 2 airbags.

Exterior
The Naza-Kia Forte will carry the Naza badge outside and a Kia badge on the steering. So, you can easily recognized this is a Kia's technology rebadged to Naza. Kia has made one big step forward to give the Forte a sleek and sporty design. The design is comparable to Japanese rivals.


Head lamp


Rear lamp


415-litres luggage space

Interior
Interior wise, Kia Forte uses black scheme and red lighting to give a sporty feel. The obvious feature that make Forte outstanding from its rivals is the Engine Start button.


Black scheme interior


Engine Start - Stop button (Available in SX versions only)


Centre console


Centre fascia


Audio System


Steering


Supervision cluster


Message Centre

Colour available:


1) Clear White


2) Ebony Black


3) Bright Silver


4) Metal Bronze


5) Titanium Silver


6) Spicy Red

Naza-Kia aims to sell 6000 units of Forte in year 2010.

Price comparison
RM 64,888 - Proton Waja 1.6 (A) CPS
RM 73,525 - Toyota Vios 1.5 (A) J
RM 75,800 - Forte 1.6EX
RM 79,425 - Toyota Vios 1.5 (A) E
RM 81,800 - Forte 1.6SX
RM 84,888 - Naza Citra II Rondo 2.0 EX
RM 84,980 - Honda City 1.5 i-VTEC (Grade S)
RM 85,025 - Toyota Vios 1.5 (A) G
RM 88,600 - Nissan Grand Livina 1.6 (A)
RM 88,888 - Suzuki SX4 Sedan 1.6 VVT DOHC
RM 88,888 - Naza Citra II Rondo 2.0 EXS
RM 89,980 - Honda City 1.5 i-VTEC (Grade E)
RM 93,800 - Forte 2.0SX
RM 97,300 - Nissan Grand Livina 1.8 (A)
RM 98,888 - Hyundai Elantra Avante 2.0
RM 102,900 - Toyota Altis 1.6 E
RM 104,800 - Honda Jazz 1.5 i-VTEC (Grade S)
RM 109,800 - Honda Jazz 1.5 i-VTEC (Grade V)
RM 109,900 - Toyota Altis 1.8 E
RM 114,980 - Honda Civic 1.8 S
RM 129,980 - Honda Civic 2.0 S

37 comments:

  1. 2.0sx comes with full leather seats too.

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  2. super car...but no money to buy.......

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  3. yeah..no money to pay monthly loan

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  4. not even waja also...hahahaha

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  5. awesome...is it oil saving..?

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  6. intrest rate nowdays is too high lol..

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  7. Maintenance cost is it the same as other imported cars i.e. Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi

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  8. I just got my Forte on 7th June 2010
    Reg JMG 195

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  9. i like forte because is a little small car and have start/stop button.

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  10. where i can buy the forte accessories because my forte is EX,don't have the alarm

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  11. to those who already owned a forte, can u give me the feedback?is it cool?how about the maintenance cost?

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  12. May i know about value for this car after buying compare with toyota vios or waja?

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  13. Very nice car but no money to buy lo...

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  14. I'm really like this car... But trouble to choose 1.6SX or 2.0SX... huhu

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  15. I like it, suffer to pay monthly loan.
    Monthly salary RM3500 only.

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  16. smart design and good looking! i would like to know how about oil using, maintenance and spare part?

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  17. is it worth buying? is it petrol save? is the spare parts expensive?

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  18. For those who asking about parts or other poison ( which is add on stuff )
    Pls visit and join http://www.myforteclub.com/
    :)
    Intrest rate are quite low now, please refer to bank.
    Forte are provide 5years warranty unlimited for free now.
    Spare parts are not hard to find and is not expensive, please do not believe those people that never do market research before.
    The 2nd hand car value ofcoz is not as hard as those branded car until 2nd hand car shop dont dare to take stock for those anymore, coz cannot sell out after 2-3months. But we got know that got few ppl that sell away their forte after 1year is 71800 for 1.6Sx, judge urself the rest.
    Maintenance cost is not expensive and is lower compare to other brands, just visit our club and do ur research online,u will notice that.

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  19. mahal lah, pitih tak dop. huhuhu

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  20. i sell for new naza forte..if any from johor plz call or sms me 0167352796- mok.. Ready stock n low intrest..hurry up

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  21. I sell naza kia forte fom jb bp ...any 1 wan to buy can call me 016-7352796..tq

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  22. 2 questions:

    01. Whats the exact difference between 1.6SX and 2.0SX?

    02. How is the handling? I notice some of the KIA range cars are not very good at steering and road handling. I mean to say when you steer, it gives you good grip of the ground with confidence! The Spectra has one of the worst handlings and sad to say, I own one..

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  23. i own FORTE 1.6SX nearly 5 months and the performance was great an awesome....

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  24. I'm tired of over priced Toyota and Honda cars. If the Americans now have more confidence in Kia why not us? They can't be wrong because they used to sell more cars than any other countries.

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  25. I am planning to get a new car, cannot decide whether to get FORTE 2.0 or INSPIRA 2.0. Any suggestion?

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  26. i wan 2 sell my forte 1.6ex...

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    1. Why u want sell it. Any Problem?

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  27. saya mmg minat nk beli forte...better yg ex atau sx...kalau sx kene tmbh rm 7000 lg...cam membazir plak kalo amek sx sbb kene tmbh lg?ur suggestion?

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  28. wow memang minat giler..loan pun da approve tp tunggu gak ebony black..huhu bila nak kuar stok ha

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  29. And I've fallen in love with 2.0SX.
    Just go to the nearest showroom and get the feeling yourself. I'm sooooo into the titanium silver one!!

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  30. very very nice car ,i like kia forte 1.6sx asspecialist
    white colour with rim 17 . i so like tis model. look like very sporty .

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