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2013 Kia K3 sedan off to a strong start with 20,000 pre-orders
New K3 compact sedan poised to be a major hit among domestic consumers!
The all-new Kia K3 compact sedan, which will make its official U.S. market premiere as Kia Forte at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show next week, has got off to a strong start in South Korea.
According to the South Korean second largest carmaker, the 2013 K3 sedan has already received 20,034 orders in its home market.
It took only 34 days for the new model to hit the 20,000 sales mark in pre-orders since officially launched last month.
The number of pre-ordered K3 sedans already exceeds Kia Motors’ initial domestic-market sales projections of 19,000 units. As a result, deliveries will take about a month to reach consumers.
Kia Motors Corporation aims to sell 410,000 units of the K3 model globally next year. Approximately 355,000 units of the K3 sedan will be sold in the markets overseas, while 55,000 units will be sold in South Korea.
The all-new K3 compact sedan, which shares its platform and powertrain technology with Kia cee’d and Hyundai Elantra, will hit the U.S. shores at the end of November.
Badged as Forte, the new model will go on sale in the USA and Canada during the first quarter of 2013, and will be followed by Forte 5-door hatchback and two-door Forte Koup later in the year.