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spiderwick
post May 11 2009, 09:22 PM

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hey guys,

I read somewhere that naza will be bringing kia soul, forte coupe on 2nd half to msia...but din mention abt forte cerato...

can't wait to c this car in msia!!!
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post May 11 2009, 09:49 PM

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QUOTE(BikerVoodoo @ May 11 2009, 05:23 PM)
I seriously doubt they can achieve that sort of price for the 1.6L Sedan, as it's a Mazda3/Civic/Corolla competitor. I'd say high 80s to high 90s minimum. Must be pricier than the Latio, at least. Kia ain't cheap no more.
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I thought this Forte is in the same category with City and Vios? icon_question.gif
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post May 11 2009, 10:43 PM

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QUOTE(ryan man @ May 11 2009, 09:49 PM)
I thought this Forte is in the same category with City and Vios? icon_question.gif
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in term of price range, this is between city and vios
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post May 12 2009, 09:08 AM

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in terms of price, it should fall around city/vios but you will be getting a civic/altis sized car for vios/city money. good? it will probably have very high specifications too... probably even more than the japanese counterparts.
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post May 12 2009, 09:36 AM

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i guess this car will be around 90k...

prob with this car - sparepart and 2nd hand value... from what i see...fc will be much better but definitely not as good as vios
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post May 12 2009, 10:33 AM

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QUOTE(hazremi @ May 12 2009, 09:36 AM)
i guess this car will be around 90k...

prob with this car - sparepart and 2nd hand value... from what i see...fc will be much better but definitely not as good as vios
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If its a hot model, eventually they will hav loads of spare parts later on. hehe rclxms.gif rclxms.gif
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post May 12 2009, 11:45 AM

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Its the turning point for KIA, with their youthful and more sporty models such like the soul and the forte, all developed courtesy from the outstanding kia ceed.

I cant wait to look for one, but still have doubts as KIA dont have 3rd party parts to play modifications. wink.gif
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post May 12 2009, 03:38 PM

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HKS did a Genesis Coupe. Hopefully HKS can play a part in the aftermarket development of the Koup as well.
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post May 12 2009, 03:53 PM

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last month saw a red s'pore registered kia forte at sg besi-puchong h'way near kinrara...wat can i say...look milessssss better in real flesh! rclxms.gif




at 75k its really worth it than those snobby overpriced CKD japs civic & corolla! nod.gif
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post May 12 2009, 05:19 PM

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http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/category/kia-forte/ <--- More stories here.
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post May 12 2009, 05:31 PM

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kia and hyundai both use gamma engine?

hmm gamma or gema? hmm.gif

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TSryan man
post May 12 2009, 06:02 PM

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The red colour Forte looks good for me..
Way better than the dugong and city...
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post May 12 2009, 10:43 PM

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QUOTE(ryan man @ May 12 2009, 06:02 PM)
The red colour Forte looks good for me..
Way better than the dugong and city...
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for the same money as the vios or city? its gotta be much better... which i think it will be smile.gif
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post May 13 2009, 03:47 AM

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How about Kia Soul?
Is naza going to bring this car to malaysia?
From what i heard, Japan's teenagers kinda like this type of boxy car... (Nissan Cube)
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post May 13 2009, 02:04 PM

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The Forte Koup uses the GEMA Theta II engine, of which you can view more info here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Engine...turing_Alliance ... it's shared with Mitsubishi and Chrysler!
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I believe the 1.6 Forte will uses back the Beta 2 engine which powered the previous gen of cerato (not avail in mysia) while the 2.0 will use the GEMA engine.

The 2.0 has very great potential for modification, but the 1.6 engine is quite decent enough.
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post May 13 2009, 05:18 PM

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QUOTE(BikerVoodoo @ May 13 2009, 02:04 PM)
The Forte Koup uses the GEMA Theta II engine, of which you can view more info here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Engine...turing_Alliance ... it's shared with Mitsubishi and Chrysler!
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what u mean gema theta II engine...i thought theta II engine is different from gema engine produced from the alliance? hmm.gif confused

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post May 13 2009, 05:23 PM

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"Theta II" is the hyundai/kia name for the GEMA engine like 4b11,4b12 to mitsubishi... wink.gif

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post May 14 2009, 02:54 PM

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Reader acesDSI spotted this Kia Forte with JPJ plates roaming the streets of Batu 3 Shah Alam heading towards Section 20 Shah Alam. It looks like the good-looking Kia Forte is going to be launched soon, and sources in Naza say it’s most likely to be offered in CKD locally assembled form.

Although we cannot really see the badge on the car because of the resolution of the photos, the photographer said the car had Naza badges on, so maybe what we’re going to get is a Naza Forte instead of a Kia Forte.

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There are positive and negative points about that, firstly having a Naza badge on is likely to give the company more bargaining power with duties resulting in a lower price, which is ultimately beneficial for consumers if a simple badge swap (that could even be supplier by showrooms) will “fix” it. Secondly it will stop potential customers from waiting for Naza Kia to Naza-ize a Kia Forte in anticipation of further price drops.

If the Naza Forte is to become a proper bread and butter sedan for Naza Kia it has to replace the Spectra in the product range so expect it to come with a 1.6 liter engine, with larger engines reserved for the Kia Koup 2-door coupe which I tested in South Korea recently.


http://paultan.org/archives/2009/05/14/new...d-in-shah-alam/

Small engine and locally assembled, suddenly no more appetite already, haih...
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post May 14 2009, 02:59 PM

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QUOTE(rcracer @ May 14 2009, 02:54 PM)
http://paultan.org/archives/2009/05/14/new...d-in-shah-alam/

Small engine and locally assembled, suddenly no more appetite already, haih...
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i felt bit dissapointed also becos saw this car with sporty look but small engine...but back to reality, this 1.6L suppose to compete with vios or city...then its quite good also if cheaper

2.0/2.4L is for koup...using Gema engine...



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