Showing posts in the category of Kia Forte

Alleged Drunken Driver Crashes Into Ferrari-Maserati Showroom, Makes a Speedy Escape!


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Last night, we told you about a Ferrari driver who hit a taxi and a sidewalk in Hong Kong before gunning down the throttle to escape. Now, we learn about a Kia Forte sedan driver who was allegedly drunk when he smashed into the Ferrari-Maserati showroom in Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar in the Middle East.

Should Kia Ponder a Cerato or Forte-Based Convertible?


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Over the past decade or so, Korean carmaker Kia has submitted proposals in just about every mainstream segment, from city cars with the Picanto to hot hatches with the Cee'd GT and even rear-wheel drive luxury sedans with the K9 / Quoris.

However, it has been absent from the convertible segment, even though it does produce a coupe with the Forte Koup.

Kia Launches New China Brand Horki with Forte-Based Concept Sedan


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As if China didn't have enough brands of its own as well as from Asian and Western carmakers, an increasing number of established companies like Kia are expanding their local portfolios with new names.

At the Auto China 2013 in Shanghai (April 20 to 29), Kia and its local joint venture Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK) announced the creation of a new automotive brand named Horki", which it says, combines two Chinese characters, "Hor" signifying China and "Ki" signifying driving.

Kia Completes 2014 Forte Range with Presentation of the Koup


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The last piece to the 2014 Kia Forte puzzle after the unveilings of the sedan model at last year's LA Auto Show and the five-door hatchback at this year's Chicago Auto Show, is the new Forte Koup that will make its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later today.

All-New 2014 Kia Forte Sedan Starts from $15,900* in the States


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If you want an efficient and modern compact sedan, one of the current favorites of US buyers is the Kia Forte. Now, Kia has launched an all-new for the 2014 model-year version of its saloon, which it claims, "offers the lowest base price in the segment" starting at $15,900, plus a $800 destination charge (*).

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door Comes in 201HP and 173HP Guises [Photos & Videos]


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One of the main attractions of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is the all-new Kia Forte 5-door. Earlier today, we posted the first images of the 2014 Forte hatchback but now Kia has released all the details – and it’s more than a pretty face.

Designed at Kia’s design studio in Seoul under the direction of the company’s President and global chief designer Peter Schreyer, the Forte 5-door is, like its sedan sibling, sportier and more attractive than its predecessor is.

Meet the New 2014 Kia Forte Five-Door Hatchback


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Images of the new generation of Kia's Forte compact hatch were released in advance of its world premiere at the Chicago Auto Show later today.

Much in the same way as the Forte sedan that was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, the five-door hatchback is a more stylish proposal than the car it replaces with the exterior design highlighted by sculpted flanks, curves and a more prominent front end.

LA Auto Show Welcomes All-New 2014 Kia Forte Compact Sedan with up to 173hp


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The 2014 Kia Forte Sedan is yet another new model to receive its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013 offering buyers a choice of two four-cylinder powerplants and will be followed up by a five-door hatchback and a coupe model.

Kia's new compact-sized sedan, which our international readers may also know as the K3 (Korea) and Cerato (Australia, Brazil etc), slots between the Rio sub-compact and the Optima mid-size sedans.

The Korean carmaker highlights the new Forte's more modern design which it says is "inspired by European sport sedans" but born in California at Kia’s American Design Center in Irvine.

Under the new bodywork, you will find a chassis that is longer (by 1.2 inches), lower (0.6 inches) and wider (0.2 inches) than the previous Forte sedan. Furthermore, at 106.3-inch long, the new Forte's wheelbase is two inches longer than before for improved interior space.

New 2014 Kia Forte Sedan to Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show


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At next week's Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia will reveal the 2014 Forte Sedan, which is the U.S. and Canadian market version of the brand's new K3 saloon that was first launched in Korea in late September.

The same model will also make its way to other countries around the world such as Brazil and Australia under the Cerato nameplate beginning from next year.

Kia Shows Off Justice League of Mainstream Cars Dressed as Superheroes on Film


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We know that both Halloween and the SEMA Show are long gone, but Kia has just released a video of its five superhero-styled concept cars inspired by the members of the Justice League from their unveiling at the Las Vegas Convention Center earlier this month.

Kia's Justice League of Superhero Cars Fly into the SEMA Show


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We warned you that Kia was preparing a team of DC Comics superhero cars and here are the results of the Korean firm's efforts, inspired by the members of the Justice League, just before they set off for the SEMA aftermarket show.

The five DC Comic-themed tuned cars are: the Flash Forte Koup, Aquaman Rio 5-door, Cyborg Forte 5-door, Green Lantern Soul and the previously unveiled Batman Optima that was first shown in New York's Time Warner Center a couple of weeks ago.

Kia Gives us a Sneak Peek of The Flash-Inspired Forte Ahead of SEMA Show Premiere


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At first, it was Batman and the Optima saloon, and now, for its second vehicle themed after a character from DC Comic's Justice League, Kia has chosen the fastest human being in the world of superheroes, The Flash, who will be the inspiration for the firm's modified Forte compact model.

The Scarlet Speedster-themed Forte is the work of West Coast Customs (WCC) and it will make its world premiere at the 2012 SEMA Show, which takes place in Las Vegas from October 30 to November 2.

New 2014 Kia Forte / K3 / Cerato Detailed Inside and Out in New Photo Gallery and Videos


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While Kia surely got its act together in terms of designing, engineering and building vehicles over the past decade or so, the South Korean automaker seems a bit confused when it comes to naming its vehicles.

How else can you explain the fact that its new global compact sedan will have three different names, depending on the region?

In its home market of South Korea, where it was officially introduced this week, it will be called K3, while when it arrives in the U.S. and Canada, we will come to know it as the 2014 model year Forte, and in other markets such as Australia and Brazil, as the new Cerato.

Whatever it is called, the new compact model has adopted the brand's latest design DNA both inside and out, while offering a raft of new technologies such as a parking assistance system, LED headlamps and Kia's next generation “telematics” service UVO, which enables drivers to control their cars via a smartphone or other IT devices.

Kia Blows the Box Open on New 2014 Forte / K3 / Cerato Compact Sedan [Photos & Videos]


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As soon as Kia placed the new K3 compact sedan at a mall in its home market of South Korea, we knew it was only a matter of time before the automaker would blow the covers or in this case, the box off the compact sedan model.

The first thing you need to know about the K3 is that it is a global model with the alphanumeric moniker used only in Korea where it goes on sale this fall.

In the first quarter of 2013, the sedan will begin arriving in North American dealerships as the 2014 Forte and in other markets as the new Cerato, with coupe and hatchback variants to follow in due time. We still do not know if Kia has plans to sell the compact saloon model in Europe.

2014 Kia Forte / K3 Sedan: New Photos, Video and Live Camera Feed


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Kia is ramping up a campaign that will lead to the unveiling of the all-new Kia K3 compact saloon, which we will come to know as the 2014 Forte in North America and the new Cerato in other overseas markets.

After the release of two drawings and a batch of teaser images earlier this week, Kia has a new promotional trick up its sleeve as it brought the K3 sedan to a mall in South Korea. The compact model is enclosed in a puzzle-like box with openings to allow by passers to catch a glimpse of the car.

Real Life Pictures of the New 2014 Kia Forte / Cerato / K3 Sedan


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After the release of two teaser sketches on Monday, Kia dropped the first real-life images of its upcoming compact sedan that will be sold under a trio of different names around the world.

In North America, it will be offered as the 2014 Forte, while in Australia, Brazil and other overseas markets as the new Cerato, and in Kia's home market of South Korea, as the K3 alongside the K5 (Optima), K7 (Cadenza) and K9 (Quoris)

All-New 2014 Kia Forte / Cerato Compact Sedan Closely Modeled After the Cee'd gets Teased


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The Kia Forte, also known as the Cerato in some countries including Australia and Brazil, has only been in the market in sedan form since 2008, with the Coupe variant following in 2009 and the five-door hatchback in 2010, but the Korean automaker is ready to move forward and present its successor.

The new generation of the Forte sedan is teased in these official renderings ahead of a launch in its home market of Korea under the new name 'K3'(domestic market only) and possibly a U.S. debut either at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November or the Detroit Motor Show in January of 2013.

Kia said that after the Forte sedan goes on sale in Korea, it will appear in many overseas markets during the first quarter of 2013, and will be followed by the five-door hatchback and two-door coupe variants.

Kia Joins Forces with Antenna Magazine to Build Rio and Forte Specials for SEMA Show


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Less than 24 hours before the doors open at the 2011 edition of the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show and Kia Motors has revealed a pair of tricked concept models that will make their debut in Las Vegas.

Both the Rio 5-Door Surf and the Forte 5-Door Hockey were built in partnership with Antenna magazine.

Starting with the 2012 Rio, the surf-themed tuning project features a sunset-metallic golden-brown paint along with a custom body kit with a front splitter made of wood that matches the surfboard on the roof, and rear fascia with center-mount exhaust. A set of 17-inch three-piece gold wheels and a Thule roof rack that holds the surfboard complete the look.

SEMA: Kia Tunes into Green with Forte Hybrid Concept


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We've already told you about the other Kia show cars at SEMA -namely, the Koup Type R, Soul specials and Sportages, but the South Korean firm also brought to Las Vegas a concept version of its Forte Hybrid. According to Kia's own words, the SEMA Show study "demonstrates styling options for those looking for an alternative to a mundane hybrid ride."

It is based on the South Korean market Forte LPI Hybrid, which utilizes a 1.6-liter LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) engine coupled to an electric motor with 15kW and 105Nm and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The SEMA Show tune comes courtesy of Kinetic Motorsports and it includes a subtle aero kit, new alloy wheels wrapped in low-rolling resistance tires and a lowered suspension.

Chop Shopped: Hyundai i30 Sedan and Kia Forte Station Wagon


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Designer Eduardo Oliveira has sent us some interesting photoshops of some cars from the Hyundai-Kia lineups. First is a more traditional, wagon version of the Forte (or Cerato) as opposed to the production Forte 5-door hatch. Second is the a look at what the a sedan version of the i30 (Elantra Touring in the States) could look like. Any thoughts?