2014 Kia Sorento, Forte Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new front grille and front and rear fascia. (Photos from AutoBlog)

2014 Kia Forte

The 2014 Kia Forte debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new design and glut of special features. (photo from AutoBlog)

Anytime there is an Auto Show it is an exciting time here at the Waikem Auto Family. This week we get our excitement from the west coast at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

And there was great news from, always reliable and award winningKia with the debut of the Sorento and Forte.

The 2014 Kia Forte, being offered in LX and EX trims, sits on a new longer, lower, and wider chassis. The 2014 Forte offers more room, performance, and premium amenities.  As well as a 1.8-liter engine and a 2.0-liter engine.

The design of the new Forte is an aggressive look with a sporty windshield rake, heavily influenced by European sport sedan styling.

The LX model comes standard with steering wheel mounted audio controls, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio1, Bluetooth® wireless technology2, power windows, air conditioning and power heated outside mirrors.

Additional standard EX features include remote keyless entry with trunk opener, rear camera back-up display3, a sliding center armrest and a cooling glove box. The driver can also choose between three steering profiles: Comfort, Normal, and Sport.

The optional Premium Package include heated front and rear seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with class-exclusive air-cooled ventilation, leather seat trim, power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and push button start with Smart Key and a heated steering wheel. And the Technology Package garners HID headlights, LED tail lights, a 4.2-inch color LCD cluster screen and dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear seat ventilation.

The 2014 Kia Forte is set to arrive in early 2013.


The 2014 Kia Sorento shows off an all-new chassis, a new Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) V6 engine, a substantially redesigned interior and a next-generation infotainment system.

You’ll notice the lower, broader appearance at the the front and a wider stance in the rear.

the optional eight inch screen integrates navigation, SiriusXM Traffic™3 with real-time road information updates, a premium Infinity®4 audio system, SiruisXM™ Satellite Radio5, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity6, vehicle settings and UVO eServices.

The all-aluminum 3.3-liter GDI V6 produces 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and a stout 252 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm. It’s available optionally on the LX and EX, while residing as standard equipment in the LX V6, EX V6, SX and SX Limited.

The 2014 Kia Sorento is expected to arrive in showrooms during the first quarter of 2013.

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