Kia Forte Stung With Stinger Style in Pre-Detroit Peek

Kia Forte Stung With Stinger Style in Pre-Detroit Peek

Ahead of the global debut of the all-new KIA Cerato sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (known as the Forte sedan in the U.S.A.), KIA Motors today revealed design renderings of the brand's latest compact sedan.

Question: What do you think of the look of the new Cerato?

The Forte marks a major redesign effort for the Kia brand, simply because the compact auto is one of its top sellers in the U.S. In fact, Kia sales of the Forte reached over 117,000 in 2017 - a 13 percent increase compared to 2016.

The Korean automaker points out the fresh take on its signature tiger-nose grille, the aggressive-looking vents in the front bumper, and the sharp-looking headlights at the front end, with indicators separated from the taillights above and a horizontal strip visually broadening the rear end.


Unlike the pre-facelift version, the 2019 Forte features a Stinger-inspired design which gives it a sleeker, more menacing appearance. The 2019 Forte will continue to offer a sleek, sporty exterior like the current model, but its overall appearance will be a bit more sophisticated.

The next-generation saloon vehicle will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show 2018 in Detroit. Kia says the biggest change is going from a cab-forward layout to a more athletic swept-back profile.

A floating tablet-style central display sits atop the dashboard, while far fewer physical buttons are present on the centre console - only the air-conditioning dials appear to have survived the button cull. Like the Stinger, the updated Forte will also come with aeronautically-inspired spoke circular aircon vents.

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