2023 KIA Forte GT Rumors, Price, and Photos. We Expect The 2023 KIA Forte GT starts at $23,215 with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and $23,815 with a six-speed manual transmission. That’s $1515 less than the Hyundai Elantra Sport-related sedan and strikes us as a decent performance bargain. We have updated our story accordingly.
KIA has attempted to make weak styling links between it and the sporty, Rear-wheel-drive Stinger. The relationship became more legitimate with the arrival of the 2023 KIA Forte GT, a higher-performing version of the four compact doors containing all the materials for a true compact sport: a turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower, available manual transmissions, suspension tweaks, and an aggressive visual enhancement.
2023 KIA Forte GT Engine
Under the hood of Forte GT, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine made the same horsepower 201 that occurred in the last Forte 5 SX hatchback. It pairs with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the latter comes with a paddle shifter for the Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel.
Several handling upgrades are available, as well, starting with the rear suspension setup that trades the Forte standard for the fully independent setting– we assume it is the same multilink rear as it is related to the Hyundai Elantra Sport. A set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in an optionally the Michelin sports rubber summer should provide a grip over basic car offers.
Adding to the presence of Forte GT on the road is a number of visual tweaks including Body Kit, Rear Spoiler, Black Grille, and two-tone wheels. Inside, you will find a different pedal, a flat-bottom steering wheel mentioned above, and a sports chair with contrasting piping and additional enhancements.
KIA will offer auto-transmission cars with the $2200 GT2 package which adds features such as electric driver seats, blind-spot Monitoring, sunroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, and refrigerated front seats. Summer tires are also available for $200.
2023 KIA Forte GT Price
For the time being, Forte GT is only available as a sedan, but that can arrive at Forte’s hatchback this year with its own, similar GT trim. Already sold in Canada, The Forte Hatch will likely bring the Forte 5 name in the US market.
We expect the 2023 Forte GT sedan to be sold the following summer at the base price of $23,215 with automatic and $23,815 with the manual.