2010 New York: 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door gets Korea into hatchbacks

Kia today announced that it will start competing in the five-door hatchback segment with its new 2011 Kia Forte five-door. Based on the Forte sedan and the Forte Koup, the Kia Forte five-door carries a new front grille, alloy wheels, lower valence design, center console, paddle shifters, push-button start and navigation in addition to the fifth door for a distinct appearance and intentional practicality.

The Kia Forte five-door will go on sale later this year and will be available with two efficient engines ““ 2.0L or 2.4L ““ and a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

We like it. How about you? Let us know in the comments section after the jump.

2010 New York: 2011 Kia Forte Five-Door:

All Photos Copyright © 2010 Omar Rana ““ egmCarTech.

– By: Kap Shah