Have you test drive this Korean Kia Forte? If not pls head to your nearest Naza or KIA Motor showroom now before you even say that, “KIA wor… Why buy KIA?” “KIA good meh?” “KIA got resell value meh?” “KIA spare part expensive right?” etc…
For me I think this New NAZA KIA Forte will change entire perception about Korean car, hence next time you will not see ppl mention any sentence above. I personally think that it’s like Samsung where ppl will not buy or even thing for their appliances compared to Japanese brand like Sony or Panasonic etc, but now what you think about Samsung? Is the similar case.
For the spare part I think it should not be a problem as this NAZA KIA Forte will be CKD soon instead of CBU, so those spare part will be localize and furthermore it’s selling like hot cake and got positive review from Singapore and the price of this Forte is increasing in Singapore.
NAZA KIA Keyless Remote
Keyless entry button, you need to press the button with the keyless remote in your pocket near you!
There’s actually a key in this remote, check it out and this key is for emergency case like your remote is out of battery so you can’t enter the car, so you need to use the key to open your High tech NAZA KIA Forte, then use the charging dock to charge it before you start the engine! Coz you need batt in the remote for you to start your car too, if not it will not able to detect your remote key!
Push start button and the charging dock for the keyless remote.
There’s a safety feature implemented too, if you forget to take the remote out / leave your remote in the car, it will not allow you to lock your car! It’s a smart car don’t you think? Haha.
Go book your All New NAZA KIA Forte now for the CBU before it’s too late and regret getting CKD! If you are considering, pls consider higher specs of 1.6 which is 1.6SX or 2.0SX, don’t ever think about saving your money and get the lower specs 1.6EX which the interior is bad plasticky look / feel, no Air bags, not reverse assist, not 17″ alloy rim, no push start, no this and that… Haha. Go to try out yourself and now tell me is this worth or not compared to those Japanese car like Honda City, Toyota VIOS which is only in B Segment where else this NAZA KIA Forte is in C Segment!
If you want to wait, there will be 4 model releasing next year from KIA. One of them might be KIA Forte Koup and KIA K7 (very ying car but not cheap la…)
Seat, although it’s not leather but it’s nice. Check out the red lining.
The red lining make it more contrast and outstanding. Have an overall better feel.
Check out this KIA Forte dashboard, it’s actually quite nice and not so plasticky feel for the 1.6SX version. There’s a individual time / clock display a the top of the dashboard which is convenient for some ppl, if not you will need to look at the lower dashboard which will be divert your attention and hence accident might happen!
There’s 6CD changer and able to play MP3. The air cond is digital so you could actually adjust according to the temperature or use the auto mode.
There’s USB port and AUX in. So if you have iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or thumb drive, you could just plugin to the USB port and enjoy the music without need to waste time to burn into MP3 cd.
It’s a simple gear box. There’s Shiftronic too, so you can use it as automatic manual. Read more about Shiftronic below.
Shiftronic is Hyundai Motor Company’s version of the Tiptronic automatic transmission developed by Porsche. A Shiftronic transmission can operate just as a conventional automatic transmission, but it also allows the driver to override the automatic mode by moving the shift lever into a second shift gate equipped with two spring-loaded positions: “upshift” and “downshift”. Once in this gate, the driver takes over most of the shifting decisions ordinarily performed by the transmission’s computer, permitting, for example, the delaying of an upshift for increased acceleration or to increase the braking effect of the engine. A Shiftronic transmission utilizes a torque converter; consequently, it is not a standard transmission or a newer semi-automatic transmission like Volkswagen’s Direct-Shift Gearbox. In overridden mode, however, a Shiftronic transmission does not allow the engine to stall or over-rev.
Push Start Stop Button which make the car smarter and looks high tech. No key involved!
If you like to drift then you could make use of this traction control off button, right is for dash light dimming.
This is the side panel of the car. It’s simple and nice but unfortunately there’s no retractable side mirror. So you need to do it yourself manually!
Electro-chromic mirror : This rear-view mirror can sense and adjust to light, elimiting the distracting headlight glare from the car behind which could potentially cause an accident.
Sunglasses case, Map lamps. It’s easier and convenient for you to store your sunglasses.
Alloy Metal Oil Pedals. So you don’t need to worry about the wear and tear, hence no need to go to accessories shop to get those metal paddle to protect it. “You will get truly sporty feel from the alloy pedals.”
Car Boot. 495 Liter! You can fit a lot of things inside!
With this you could fold your back seat and actually make your car boot bigger even the car boot is already damn big! 495 Liter!
KIA Forte Exterior
17 inch Alloy Rim. KUMHO tyre. Some mention that, if you want more power and fuel efficiency then go for 16″ lighter rim tyre. Once you get your car will you change it? haha.
Spare tyre also come with same 17 inch Alloy Rim.
Back light looks impression and looks like expensive car.
Went to TTDI NAZA and NAZA World @ Federal High Way to test drive and check out on the white color Kia Forte. It’s awesome!
Kia Forte Test Drive Unit – Titanium Silver
Kia Forte – Bright Silver
Kia Forte – Clear White (not metallic but it’s 2k solid white)
This white Kia Forte is awesome for me! It’s good and it will make the Kia Forte looks much elegant and bigger. Ilusi optic ma.
Will talk about this new Naza Kia Forte Interior soon. Stay tuned. I have made a booking on this Kia Forte and placed a booking fees, deciding on the color and finding cheaper loan with the interest rate of 3.0 or 3.1 if possible and finding the highest price to trade in my Proton Wira Aeroback 1.3 Manual year 2002. Anybody looking for this car and want to buy?
Wow you can actually get your Personalized Car Plate Number very soon provided that JPJ do not delay on upgrading the system and all the new car buyer able to get own Customized Car Plate Number. Mine will be saimatkong 101. haha duno how long to wait and how much it’s gonna be. Maybe RM500 for the plate?? Do you want a customized number plate instead? Now it’s running number at WTG d can wait for WTH! What The Hack! haha…
Someone spotted this car with the car number plate WTF 1 “What The F*ck?” Haha. Interesting number plate to get.
Check out this WTF 1 Car Plate Number at a Nnissan Skyline GTR according to Zerotohundred forum, it’s worth RM86k for that number plate!
Another interesting Plate will be PEN 15 = PENIS or TAH 1 = TAHI or WVO 15 in a VIOS car!
KUALA LUMPUR: Fancy owning a personalised car number plate? ARMAND 1 or AHBENG 007? Motorists will soon be able to bid for vehicle registration plates with letters, word or numbers of their choice.
Vehicle owners may also be able to buy a range of numbers such as BUKHARI 1 to 200.
However, according to sources, such personalised plates would be expensive, and certain numbers may cost hundreds of thousands of ringgit.
Road Transport Department director- general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said the personalised vehicle plates service would be made available to the public once the RTD computer system is upgraded.
“We should be able to provide this service about six months after the new system is installed.” Solah said the current computer system is not able to recognise the longer series of letters that would be used in the personalised plates.
There is already a big demand for special numbers that the RTD issues through public tenders.
The introduction of the new personalised plates may affect the value of the current number plates, although Solah declined to comment on the issue.
Revenue from the sale of the special number plates has skyrocketed from RM36 million in 1999 to RM141 million last year.
The sale of these plates is now the second highest source of revenue for the RTD.
Road tax was the highest source of revenue for the department last year at RM1.8 billion of the RM2.64 billion collected.
Revenue from the sale of special number plates is equivalent to 35 per cent of the RTD’s operating and development costs each year. Money collected from the sale of the plates goes to the government instead of the RTD.
All special registration numbers are sold through public tender.
The highest price paid for a number was RM200,900 in 2006 for the number TAN 1.
Other numbers fetching high prices include JJJ 1 which went for RM140,000, and WMW 1 at RM104,500. According to Solah, the value of number plates differed from state to state.
“For example, the number 1 in Kuala Lumpur goes for between RM60,000 and RM80,000 while the same number in Malacca would go for RM35,000 to RM45,000.” The digit 1 is always the highest priced number in any state, followed by the digits 2, 3 and 8.
Double digit numbers, such as 11, 22, 33 and 88 sell for between RM5,000 and RM15,000 each.
Over the years, some other numbers have been highly sought after because they resemble names, professions and likeable words.
Among them are RA 21 (Razi), RA 15 (Rais), DAV 10 (David), AFR 17 (Afrit), TAN14 (Tania), MAN 15 (Manis), JEL 1 (Jeli), DAN 1 (Dani), NAD 14 (Nadia), MAF 14 (Mafia), JED 1 (Jedi), DR 6161 (Dr Gigi) and DU 17 (Duit).
Solah said the RTD had issued special numbers to local car and motorcycle manufacturers in the past and for special events.
These include the series Proton, Perodua, Persona, Waja and Kriss as well as the series XIIINAM, XI ASEAN and XXX IDB and X OIC.
However, the issuance of these special series has been discontinued.
Car One Moment, MPV The Next – Perodua Alza : Meaning it’s still a car la… basically. haha.
It’s like what I tell ppl… the new Perodua Alza MPV is just like longer version of MyVi “MyVi 拉长版“. Haha… So what’s your view on Produa Alza vs Proton Exora? Look similar to Proton Exora but price wise Perodua Alza is cheaper than Proton Exora. Personally I think this model will bring Perodua to another level after Myvi and this is in the MPV category. Good job Perodua!
So which do you think ppl will buy? I think cheaper version will be more popular among Malaysian agree with me? haha. I’m sure this will beat Toyota Avanza also since it’s using Toyota engine and 1.5 leh! Right?
Toyota Vios engine? Two more advanced versions that will have a complete bodykit, GPS with reverse camera, tinted windows and leather seats will go on sale from March next year.
Updates it’s Avanza Engine. 3SZ-VE which is used in the Avanza but not 1NZ-FE which is used in VIOS.
Perodua MPV Alza Specs
1.5 Standard / 1.5 Premium Specs
1.5 Advanced Version Specs
Click for details specs (The official Perodua website a bit jam up coz of this Perodua MPV Alza Launched today.) Get the full Perodua Alza brochurehere
Perodua Alza MPV goes on sale Tuesday
By LESTER KONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The newly launched 1.5litre Perodua Alza MPV goes on sale Tuesday.
The prices range between RM56,000 to RM64,000 per unit for the standard model and between RM67,000 and RM70,000 for the advanced version.
Alza, which means “to rise” in Spanish, rose to the occasion when it was launched with the tagline “Versatile As You” at a ceremony that saw about 900 industry players, Perodua staff, local and foreign journalists and car enthusiasts.
It has already seen 3,500 bookings in ten days.
It was learnt that waiting periods for delivery to buyers of the Alza could be as short as ten days or within three months.
The 1.5-litre engine Alza comes in six variants – two standards and two premiums with either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmissions.
Two more advanced versions will go on sale from March next year with complete bodykit, GPS with reverse camera, tinted windows and leather seats.
The seven-seater comes standard with projector headlamps, LED taillights, centre-mounted meter panels and a second row seat with a 150mm sliding room on rails.
Its audio system accommodates CD, MP3 and WMA formats with a USB portand Bluetooth connectivity thrown in for the premium versions.
The premium versions also feature for the first time in Peroduavehicles switches for the audio system such as volume control andradio channel dial.
The meter panel’s multi-info display also shows average fuel consumption and maximum travelling range at the current fuel level.
Aimed at young families and single urban males and females, the Alza also debuted with a new colour, Classy Purple along with Ebony Black, Ivory White, Pearl White, Medallion Grey, and Glittering Silver.
Perodua managing director Datuk Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar said the best selling national car maker targeted to sell between 3,500 and 4,000 units of the new MPV monthly.
He added that the Alza was all about giving passengers the space they needed with the handling that feels like one is driving a car.
“It’s all about how you use space. All about being versatile and stylish and keeping it affordable to own and maintain.
“With the introduction of the Alza, Perodua aims to maintain its pole position in 2010 in terms of sales with a target of 176,000, the highest ever for Perodua,” he told reporters before the launch.
It was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Monday.
Regarded as the “most Malaysian” Perodua to date, Perodua chairman TanSri Asmat Kamaludin said the MPV was developed with nearly 90 percent locally made components.
It was developed over two years by Perodua with about RM300mil in investment.
The bestselling MyVi was developed with RM280mil in 2005 and RM240mil for the Viva launched in 2007.
“The Alza represents the maturity of Malaysian automotive vendors in producing high end parts.
“Overall, we have 100 vendors on the Alza project, of which 94 are local companies,” Asmat said.
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Popeyes – Juicy and Spicy Chicken. It’s way better than KFC and McDonal’s Fried Chicken. The worst thing is KFC just opposite this Popeyes in Taman Tun,TTDI. So I think there will be less ppl go to KFC since the quality is better and price is almost the same.
The Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy – is nice, but some ppl might not like it as it got a bit garlic taste.
Coleslaws – Normal saja…
Bun / Biscuit – Very nice!
Spoon + Fork = Spork…
Big Deals – Offer now!
Cajun Fries Large RM3.50 – Very yummy!
If you only order the set of 2pcs Chicken, 1 Biscuit, 1 Mashed Potatoes, 1 Coleslaws, 1 Soft drinks = RM10.40!
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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Open daily 10.30am – 11pm
Tel: 03 – 7710 1198
* There’s another branch in MidValley Megamall and Sunway Pyramid too.
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Reached there quite early, mingled around and took some photo while waiting for the awards. Very hungry that time but nothing to eat, so my last resort is eating Pringles, a lot of Pringles, almost few tube of it. Haha. Sponsored one ma!
Finally get in and the event started. Enjoyed the speeches, awards, magic show, live band while enjoying the dinner!
Menu of the day…
It was fine dining and I was not used to it. lol. I’m low class ppl who only go to mamak or “tai pai dong” la… see so many forks and spoons duno which one to use also… memper-siasui-kan la… damn. So what I do is, look at how other ppl use then only start to eat la… Look before you jump! =p
Kopi + Tea = Cham
Dish 1 – Bread. It supposed to be sliced and eat in small pieces but who cares, I just throw the whole piece into my mouth! haha hungry la.
Dish 2 – Marinated Smoke Tuna with Feta, Herb Salad and Balsamic Olive Oil
Dish 3 – Light Cream of Asparagus and Green Peas topped with a Chive Mousseline
Dish 4 – Rosemary Marinated Chicken Breast with Saffron Cheesy Mash Potato and Balsamic Reduction Mediterranean Vegetable in Mango Coriander Salsa Sauce
Dish 5 – Praline Halzenut Gateau with Raspberry Jelly
See the dish name also damn long… but I really don’t know how to enjoy the food ler, to me it’s no as good as other food I eat la, maybe this is because I’m not high class fellow, so kinda find it taste weird and not to mention the portion is very little too. lol. Anyway this is the 1st time I had a fine dine like this. Thanks to Nuffnang, a real good experience!
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Is this similar to KIA CERATO? How much will it be if it’s launch in Malaysia merely in 7 days time. I find that this car has the similar design and out look to the Mitsubishi Lancer or Honda City. What say you? Will you get this car if it’s about RM60 – 70k? Worth the money for a Korean made car? 6 air bags? Waiting for the full specs from the official site! Waiting for the test drive!
Impressive design and comparably good in the same class of other brand car.
The new Forte is the work of acclaimed designer Peter Schreyer, the same mind behind the first-generation Audi TT and new Volkswagen Beetle. If it’s below RM70k I will consider about this car as my future car. Haha.
It even have a hybrid model – Kia Forte LPI Hybrid. Will this hybrid be available and when will it be available? It looks like Honda Civic Hybrid?
Updates with KIA Forte Price List and Specs!
Naza Forte 1.6 EX (RM75,800) with the following accessories package:
2. 15″ Steel Wheel with Cover
3. Rear Disc Brake
4. Dual Airbags
5. Active Headrest
6. Front Fog Lamps
7. Radio/CD/MP3 with USB IPOD Connectivity
8. Keyless Entry System
9. Power Windows
10. Electronic Chromic Mirror
11. Reverse Sensor
Naza Forte 1.6 SX Model is (RM81,800) with the following accessories package:
1.Has ESC,EBD,CBC,BAS,ABS, TCS
2.17″ Alloy Wheel
3.Rear Brake Disc
4.Radio CD Player with CD Changer/MP3/USB/IPOD
7.UV Cut Glass
8.Leather Steering Wheel
12.Electronic Chromic Mirror
13.Full Auto Air Conditioning System
14.Button Start and Smart Key System
15.Front Fog Lamps