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Kia Forte Koup Transmissions for Sale

The Kia Forte is a newer compact car with front wheel drive. Introduced in mid 2008. It is a compact car, using a front wheel drive arrangement. Five different models were offered to the public, and five different transmission/engine combinations were offered too.

One off the models is a hybrid car, called the Kia Forte LPI Hybrid, it uses a CVT [continuously variable transmission]. There is no simple way to explain how a CVT works. It is completely different than a conventional automatic transmission. It is preferred in hybrid cars because it is a light weight transmission and fits in tight places.

It sounds funny to say this, but CVT’s have been in use in large commercial equipment, tractors, lawnmowers and more for years, I mean this is an old design. For what ever reasons, it took a long time to produce technology to build a CVT that worked smoothly in a small car with reliability and good manners.

The rest of the lineup of transmissions consists of a 5 speed manual transmissions/gearboxes, a 6 speed manual unit, and a 4 speed and 6 speed automatic overdrive transmission/transaxle. It’s important to distinguish between a transaxle and straight up transmission. A transaxle actually houses the transmission and the differential assembly in the same casing. It save a bunch of weight and fits in smaller spaces.

The automatic transmissions use a feature called lockup, which is like an extra forward gear.

FYI: The front wheel drive system used by Kia is called a transverse mounting system. The engine and transmission sit east to west, or sideways under the hood of the car.

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