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.

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12 thoughts on “2010 Kia Forte/Spectra spied on U.S. soil

  1. its got cler lens headlights unlike the korean one. And US can hope for red turn signals that they get on optima already.

  2. Love that black Soul and canyon in the background. Where is that, and what gives with the Michigan plates? Michigan has no canyons.

  3. yay! its thursday… mohave vs Explorer vs Pilot review. is it truw that forte will be in US before soul?

  4. found this in an article the web: Mohave, short for “majesty of hi-tech active vehicle,”
    is it true?

  5. just odd how the Soul and Genesis Coupe are completely uncovered, and yet the Forte, which is on sale and the others aren’t is fully covered. Maybe they are hiding flares and scoops and bits for performance?

  6. or its an old shot taken after Kia released official soul pix. soul is already on sale in Korea, BTW just like forte.

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