Kia’s Bringing A Sleeker New Forte Sedan To Detroit

To the growing list of new cars we can look forward to seeing unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next week, we can now add the Kia Forte sedan.

Previewed in this trio of teaser renderings, the new Forte is slated to replace the current model that was introduced in 2012 and updated for 2017.

The all-new 2019 model has been styled to look more like a scaled-down version of the Stinger, the cab-forward design of the current model giving way to a more swept-back profile.

The Korean automaker points out the fresh take on its signature tiger-nose grille, the aggressive-looking vents in the front bumper, and the sharp-looking headlights at the front end, with indicators separated from the taillights above and a horizontal strip visually broadening the rear end.

The horizontal dashboard design inside aims to give it an airier feel than its compact dimensions would suggest, with a free-standing infotainment screen in the middle and circular air-conditioning vents at the extremes.

The sedan is just one bodystyle in the Forte family, but we can expect that potential successors to the Forte Koup and Forte5 hatchback will follow the four-door’s lead.

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  • T2X

    The Interiour looks like the BMW Series, but I like it.

  • Innocuous

    They’re becoming very risk-averse…

  • klowik

    I’m sure the real production car will look ordinary..

  • Balcis

    nice&sleek. very good.

  • Jason Miller

    I love it.

  • Nordschleife

    I love the bull nose of the Cadenza and this looks to have it so I am impressed. Of course this is just a render so we’ll have to see how aggressive it looks in the flesh.

  • 31/12/2999

    Well is beautiful

  • jsz00

    Is this really not an Audi A3 competitor?

  • john1168

    Wow! This rendering looks fantastic! Hopefully the production car looks close to this.

  • Enter Ranting

    Looks great, but I can’t wait for the “giant grilles in the bumpers” trend to die.

  • no25

    Probably the only one, but I dont care for it in the front at all. BIG bumper vents. BIG headlights. BIG grille. Rear end looks better but the – what i perceive to be a – chrome bar isn’t necessary. Interior isn’t Kia like at all. Too much copying Mazda, Alfa, or BMW (which maybe those three are all copying each other).

  • CarbonPhiber

    Very nice. It’s what Subaru should have done with the WRX 5 years ago. Stupid Subaru.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    Looks great, inside and out! A little bit of Honda, a little bit of Scion (RIP), a little bit of BMW, and a little bit of originality, too…it’s nice. Can’t wait to see it in person.

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