Kia showed its new Forte sedan at the Detroit auto show with the suggestion of his appearance might preview the next generation of eec’.
The Forte, which is a focused model which will not come to Britain, shares many parts with the cee’d and even wears a front end that appears to be changing the current sedan. The new Forte also takes influence from the Kia range topping Stinger, with swept-back headlights and large air intakes contribute to a sportier look.
The rear of the car is complex LED tail lights with black details, integrating the decrease of the reflectors. Former Audi employee and current Kia design boss Peter Schreyer’s influence is clear to see, with an Audi-like aesthetic through the car. A band connects the rear lights, as seen previously on the Sportage, and Stinger.
Although the fort won’t make it to great Britain, its closely related sister, the next-generation cee’d, is due on sale here in August following its unveil at the Geneva motor show in March. The five-door hatchback and estate line-up will be joined by a new Shooting Brake, which will replace the three-door Procee’d hatch, as well as a new SUV variant.
The GT models will remain in the range, less hardcore alternative to Hyundai focuses on the performance of N-brand models.
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