Kia Motor Corporation, Korea’s oldest auto manufacturing company has revealed some photos of what is in store for their upcoming 2013 Kia Forte sedan. It may be noted here that the soon to be launched model is longer, lower and wider than the present model while additional space is added to its cabin thanks to an extra long wheelbase.
Expected to go on sale during the first quarter of 2013, Kia Forte or Cerato as it is also known, will be available at Kia dealer showroom across the globe. The new model will also have a new body shell with LED lights at the front and rear and chrome finished beltline. It will possess an upgraded engine lineup with proposes better fuel economy, in fact fuel economy that is best in its class.
Kia Forte, Cerato, K3 as it will be known in South Korean markets or Naza as it will be known in Malaysia due to CKD collaboration, is expected to have upgraded equipment, a revised engine and an even more spacious cabin.
Read the press release below for more information.
Auto News Release
Kia Cerato (Forte) sedan becomes longer, lower and wider
– Sleeker profile, plus futuristic and dynamic styling
– Extended wheelbase delivers increased cabin space
(SEOUL) July 29, 2012 – The all-new version of Kia’s global best-selling model, the Cerato compact sedan (also known as Forte in some countries), is scheduled to go on sale during the first quarter of 2013 at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets.
Longer, lower and wider than the current car, with an extended wheelbase, the next generation Cerato will be manufactured with an all-new bodyshell structure.
Featuring futuristic and dynamic styling, the all-new Cerato features a sleeker profile, LED front and rear lamps and a chrome-finished beltline.
All-new Cerato, to be called ‘K3’ in Kia’s home market of South Korea, will also boast improved quality, upgraded equipment, a more spacious cabin and a revised engine line-up that delivers class-leading fuel economy.
After going on sale in Korea later this year, the all-new Cerato sedan will appear at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets during the first quarter of 2013.
About Kia Motors Corporation (www.kiamotors.com)
A maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-hearts — was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 2.5 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 15 manufacturing and assembly operations in ten countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 149 countries. Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of US$39 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA — the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan — “The Power to Surprise” — represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.