New Kia Forte Teased

New Kia Forte

A new Kia Forte sedan will be unveiled later this year in South Korea, Kia says. Above is a photo of the new model; expect it to show up in the U.S. not long after its debut.

The model adopts many of the styling cues seen on the Optima and Sportage, though on the Forte they've taken on a more rounded and simplified look. The teardrop-shaped headlights are a styling cue first seen on the carmaker’s upcoming Quoris luxury performance sedan.

The new Forte will go on sale in South Korea early next year, with a new hatchback and coupe model going on sale shortly thereafter. We'd expect a similar time frame for the model to go on sale in the U.S.

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By Colin Bird | July 24, 2012 | Comments (2)


Michael F

A hybrid that looks this good would be awesome.


Headlights: Mercedes-Benz
The way the headlights meet the grille: 2012 BMW 3-series
Lower fascia: Volkswagen Passat
That V-shaped lower crease on the side: 2013 Mercedes-Benz B-class
Overall shape: Buick LaCrosse
The way the windowsill bends up at the front: Toyota
Tail lights: Volkswagen Passat CC
C-pillar shape: Jaguar XF

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