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Pics Aplenty: 2010 Kia Forte
Here are the first non-official pics of the 2010 Kia Forte. A series of images were taken recently at one of the Kia showrooms in South Korea, where Forte was presented to consumers in advance of it’s official Korean debut. Our daily reader, Mr. Lee, sent us a tip including these exciting new images. Thank you very much for the tip, Lee!
UPDATE: 2010 Kia Forte
The Forte sedan will be the first production model to carry Kia’s new corporate look and will feature sportier design overall. Forte will include more distinctive design elements such as striking side character lines and a subtly designed, chromed grille. The H-shapped grille is set to become a Kia trademark in the future.
Kia will initially introduce the Forte with two gasoline engines. First available, will be the brand new 1.6L four cylinder rated at 124hp. More powerful 2.0L four-cylinder, which hp output has not been released yet, but we predict that engine will deliever higher power rating than the existing engine, currently found in Spectra. The 2.0L will be available soon after the official Forte launch.
The Forte will replace Spectra sedan and is expected to enter the U.S. market by mid-2009. A two door variant, reportedly dubbed the Forte Coupe, will follow later in the year.
Expect more info and plenty of closer images on August 21. when Kia Motors officially pulls the wraps off it’s new Forte sedan. Follow the link below to see more images. Update: More images added! [Source:Mr. Lee via Forteclub]