The event is based at the Hyatt at Olive 8, the newest property in town and Seattle’s only LEED-certified hotel (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is a dynamic combination of sleek styling, modern conveniences and extreme efficiency, much like the all-new Forte. The group drove more than 250 miles up to Whidbey Island to experience spectacular roads, breathtaking views and even a ride on a ferry. Top U.S.-based journalists tested the Forte sedan, learned about its features as well as company sales and marketing updates while Kia Motors executives and product planners were on hand to address questions.

June 11th, 2009

2010 Kia Forte National Press Introduction- wave one

  • Known as the home of the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, as well as gorgeous sweeping views of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is a city of pioneering spirit and big ideas and also home to several first-of-their-kind icons, including Starbucks, Microsoft and Jimi Hendrix.  Seattle’s trendy, urban chic vibe and breathtaking natural scenery offers the perfect backdrop to debut the Forte sedan, a first of its kind in its own right.
    June 9th, 2009

    2010 Kia Forte National Press Introduction Prep Days