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2010 Kia Forte/Spectra spied on U.S. soil
While we are waiting for the 2-door Kia KOUP to hit the streets and it’s spy shots to finally show up on the world-wide-web, we can take a look at these two spy shots (taken in USA) that prove Kia is still running some testing for the US-spec Forte compact sedan.
Because Forte already went on sale in Korea and all of the information, including dozens of images, have already been published on the web, I can’t find a reason why Kia still needs to wrap their preproduction Forte prototypes with all that camouflage.
This makes me think, either, a US-spec Forte might feature some minor design updates in order to meet US consumer tastes, or these spy shots are older than I think and were taken long ago, and I have missed to publish them.
Either way, it’s good to see the Forte finally hitting the US soil. It’s also really nice to see Forte parked together with the Soul and Hyundai Genesis Coupe. These three cars truly show the proggres Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group has made and hopefully, they are only the forerunners of even more exciting and attractive products the future will bring to us from Kia and Hyundai.