Kia Forte Previewed Prior To LA

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
kia forte previewed prior to la

The Kia Cerato is already on sale in world markets, but we’ll be getting our first taste of it, in the form of the Forte.

Expect a three-car lineup, similar to the Elantra, with a hatchback and even a coupe model. No word on whether the hatch is based off the Cerato, or the European Cee’d.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 27, 2012

    "The new Kia Forte! Made in the same time and with as much enthusiasm as Franzia."

  • Segfault Segfault on Nov 27, 2012

    Thanks to Top Gear, I now read "Cee'd" aloud as "C apostrophe D."

  • Th009 Th009 on Nov 27, 2012

    It looks like Kia's styling is moving closer to Hyundai and further away from Peter Schreyer's VW roots. Me, I prefer the clean styling of the current Forte.

    • Freddy M Freddy M on Nov 28, 2012

      I agree that with this new Forte, it's moving closer to Hyundai's style, and that I like the differentiation between Kia and Hyundai so far. But the current Forte looks too much like a G8 Civic in itself.

  • Skink Skink on Nov 28, 2012

    It has the same the-paint-rolled jowl as the Mazda CX-5. Do not like.