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2014 Forte Koup, Forte 5-Door Release Date
Kia has already unveiled the replacement model for the out-going (first-generation) Forte 4-door sedan.
Making its official public debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in December, was the all-new 2014 Forte 4-door sedan which boasts completely re-designed exterior and interior design, as well as re-engineered platform and new engines.
Additionally, the redesigned Forte sedan brings Kia’s latest safety and entertainment technology such as the second-generation UVO system, Flex Steer steering wheel system, air-cooled driver’s seat and many others.
The all-new 2014 Kia Forte will be offered in LX and EX trims and is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2013.
Kia Forte Koup, Forte 5-door release date
Knowing that the first-generation Forte was not only available as a 4-door sedan, but also as a two-door coupe and 5-door hatchback (known as Forte5), one might ask when does Kia plan to release the two models to the market.
As far as we have learned, Kia is planning to launch the all-new Forte Koup and Forte 5-door hatchback already this year! Both models will be sold as 2014 model year vehicles.
Unfortunately, we can not provide you the exact release dates, but you can expect the two cars making their official public premieres at one of the up-coming U.S. auto shows.
Possible release dates:
Chicago Auto Show (February 7 – 18, 2013)
New York Auto Show ( March 29 – April 7, 2013)
Los Angeles Auto Show (November 22 – December 1, 2013)
Usually, we get to see the very-first spy shots of the upcoming Kia cars and SUVs about one year ahead of their official public premieres, but this time we can’t show you any as no one has caught the Forte Koup or Forte 5 so far.
Both cars are definitely in the pipeline and we do know that they are coming to the market shortly. This was even confirmed by Kia Motors itself stating:
“Following the introduction of the all-new Forte 4-door sedan, five-door hatchback and two-door coupe variants of the new generation model will go on sale in the second half of 2013. A wagon version will not be built.”