Based on the K3 Hatchback GT (as it is known in its local market) which was announced on mid September, today we can share with you the first official pictures of the Canadian-spec Forte 5 GT that been caught premiered yesterday.
The K3 GT is available in South Korea with four-door and five-door models, and despite was pretty clear that Kia Motors America will offer on both bodyworks for the US-market, finally looks like the Forte 5 won’t be available in the U.S according to Kia Motors Canada Executives. Slow sales of hatchback segment could cause this decision.
The front end has a dark chromed radiator grille with the addition of red points and the GT emblem on one side of the grille, as well as the orange indicator on the headlight which is the same used on the current Forte sedan.
The exterior changes on the Forte 5 GT, if you compare it with a normal Forte, continues with a black painted high gloss exterior mirror cover, GT side seals molding and the 18-inch alloy wheels with red details.
The bigger differences come from the rear end, which has a coupe-style design combined with Black High Gloss rear spoiler and rear diffuser, and emphasizes the sporty feel with a dual muffler.
In terms of driving performance, the Forte 5 GT is equipped with a 1.6-turbo GDI engine and a 7-speed DCT, delivering a maximum output of 204 horsepower and a maximum torque of 27.0 kgf · m.
Would you like to have this car in the U.S?