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What's New 2016
What's New 2015

2016 Forte Sedan

  • Additional exterior colors for Forte LX
    • Clear White
    • Silky Silver
    • Steel Blue
    • Crimson Red
  • Add Remote Keyless Entry standard on LX
  • LX Popular Package
  • New Audio 3.0B
  • Rear-camera display in LX and EX
  • EX gets 17” alloy wheels
  • Forte EX Premium Package adds navigation system

2016 Forte5

  • New LX trim
  • Add Remote Keyless Entry standard on LX trim
  • New Audio 3.0B
  • Rear-camera display in LX, EX and SX
  • Forte5 EX gets 17” alloy wheels

Sedona

  • Rear camera display now standard across all models

L and LX

  • Tricot cloth seat material replaces the previous knit

EX

  • Standard heated front seats

SX

  • Eight passenger seating when equipped with the Technology package

SXL

  • Side sills with chrome accents available
  • Eight passenger Technology package

Soul EV

Soul EV-e

  • New model for 2016
    • California only
    • Colors: Clear White and Bright Silver
    • Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
    • Illuminated AUX/USB port

Soul EV

  • Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
  • Illuminated AUX/USB port
  • Colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver

Soul EV+ (plus)

  • Sun & Fun Package
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • LED interior lighting
    • Speaker Lights
    • Nozzle locking function for SAE J1772 Port (inboard port)
    • Illuminated AUX/USB port

Colors: Shadow Black and Bright Silver


Sportage

LX

  • Popular Package
    • Touchscreen audio display
    • Rear Camera Display
    • Auto on/off head lights

EX

  • Standard leather trimmed seating surfaces
  • Standard push button start with Smart Key
  • Premium Package
    • Infinity premium audio
    • Integrated outside mirror turn signals
    • Heated outside mirrors
    • Front fog lamps
    • Cooled glove box
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

SX

  • Standard leather trimmed seating surfaces
  • Standard ventilated seats
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • Standard Homelink

Cadenza

  • Technology Package available on Premium trim
  • Panoramic sunroof available as standalone option on Premium trim
  • New grille design and fender garnish on Limited trim
  • Standard Flex Steer, Surround View Monitor on Limited trim
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert included in Technology Package; standard on Limited trim
  • Interior enhancements including: LED room/map lamps, chrome trim finishes, wood grain with metal accents and new analogue dash clock design
  • Standard eight-way power front passenger seat
  • Rear armrest with cup holders and USB charging

Forte

LX and EX

  • Fuel economy improvements

LX

  • 16-inch alloy Wheels removed from LX Popular Package
  • 16-inch alloy and UVO package:   includes 16-inch alloy wheels and UVO eServices with Rear-Camera Display

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • 17-inch alloy and UVO package includes:  17-inch alloy wheels and UVO eServices with Rear-Camera Display

 


Forte Koup

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • Optional EX UVO Package includes UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display

Forte5

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • Optional EX UVO Package includes UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display

Rio

EX

  • Removal of exterior color offering in Silverstone Beige

Sportage

LX

  • LX Popular Package split into UVO Package and LX Popular Package

SX

  • 18-inch wheel inserts painted black in lieu of grey
  • Smart key and push button start standard
  • Power folding outside mirrors standard
  • Navigation standard

Optima

LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo, SX-Limited

  • Acoustic laminated windshield (optional on LX, standard on other trims)
  • Repositioned cruise control buttons

EX, SX, SX Turbo, SX-Limited

  • Next-generation UVO eServices with four new features: Geo Fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert and Driving Score

SX-Limited

  • Brushed silver steering wheel bezels
  • White contrasting stitching on D-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel

LX, EX

  • New Smokey Blue metallic paint
  • New Sparkling Silver replaces Bright Silver
  • New Platinum Graphite replaces Metal Bronze

LX

  • Available black interior/black cloth 

Rio 5-door

EX

  • Removal of exterior color offering in Silverstone Beige

Soul

Base

  • UVO eServices Package
    • UVO eServices
    • Rear-camera display
    • Auto on/off headlights
    • Fog lights

Plus

  • No changes for 2015

Exclaim

  • Cloud White exterior color
  • Umber Color Package (available with Fathom Blue and Cloud White only)
    • Premium Nappa leather seating surfaces
    • Nappa leather armrest accents
    • Gloss Black wheel inserts