2014 Kia Forte announced for L.A. debut

2014 Kia Forte teaser image, 708, 26.11.2012
2014 Kia Forte teaser image, 708, 26.11.2012

Will feature revised styling and an upgraded interior

Kia has quietly announced plans to introduce the 2014 Forte sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Essentially a renamed version of the K3, the model will feature elegant styling which closer resembles newer vehicles like the Rio and Optima. Notable highlights include a prominent grille, LED-infused headlights and a rakish windscreen. There's also an upward sweeping shoulder line, chrome accents and distinctive taillights.

The cabin will also become more luxurious as it adopts higher quality materials and an improved design. Detailed information hasn't been released, but we can expect high-end amenities such as heated and ventilated front seats as well as an UVO infotainment system.

North American engine specifications remain unconfirmed but the Korean variant is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 140 HP (103 kW) and 167 Nm (123 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: Kia

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DarkoInem DarkoInem
such a nice car
Nov 29th, 2012 4:26pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
It's either going to use the drivetrains from the current Forte model or be the first Kia model to use the 1.8-liter 148 bhp "Nu" engine found on US-market Hyundai Elantra models.
Nov 28th, 2012 8:44am
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Cayman_ Cayman_
its looks so much better than the elantra, look like the elantra that shouldve been put out from the beginning. looks really good.
Nov 27th, 2012 3:32pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
Too Hyundai Elantraish... There goes the distinction between the two siblings...that means they are going to start cannibalizing each others sales figures. Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are a very good example of Non-Identical Twins that would not cannibalize each others sales figures.... Bad Move Kia, better change those Headlights as soon as possible...and WHAT!!! 140Hp and 167 Nm only!!!... I became a Kia fan after looking at the Optima, but with those figures, I'm definitely NOT driving this car...
Nov 27th, 2012 8:38am
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DanteNLG DanteNLG
In Chile Was Presented... in october. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=509342119093522&set=a.508908459136888.130501.129251623769242&type=3&theater
Nov 27th, 2012 4:59am
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