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Kia targets sales of 30,000 Forte sedan by the end of this year
Kia Forte sedan was launched in South Korean market at the end of August and there are rumors circulating on the world-wide-web that the demand for this attractively styled four-door sedan has been pretty high so far. According to some reports, Kia has sold more than 8,000 units up to date, with 6,000 Fortes being sold in the first 20 days.
At it’s domestic launching ceremony Kia Motors expressed intentions to sell 30,000 units of the Forte this year. About 10,000 units are expected to be sold on it’s domestic Korean market, while the rest will be exported overseas. The overseas shipments for the Forte sedan are starting this fall, with first Fortes being shipped to South Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The official date of Forte’s US sales start has not been released yet, but you can expect to see the Forte at your US dealerships in the first months of 2009.
In 2009, Kia aims to sell 220,000 Fortes, with exports accounting for 170,000 of the total, while a year later, the company plans to increase Forte’s sales figures to 250,000 units.
The all-new Forte draws heavily on the style of the Koup concept and features new, edgier look. It was designed under the baton of Kia’s design chief Peter Schreyer, whose works include some hot-looking models, such as Audi TT and Volkswagen Beetle.Kia Forte will replace the good old Spectra/Cerato model, which was placed in the market in 2004 has been since then the best selling Kia car.
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