Kia Forte sedan shown in the design sketches

Kia design sketches of its upcoming Forte sedan ahead of its Detroit motor show debut.

The car, which will probably give us a good taste of how the 2018 Ceed will look that seems inspired by the larger barbed, with swept-back headlights and large air inlets contribute to a sportier appearance than today’s cars.

Wide wheel arches are filled, the scale, certain large light-alloy wheels, although this again for the production.

The rear of the car is complicated, LED tail lights with black details, with the inclusion of the lower reflectors. Peter Schreyer, design influence is clear to see, with an Audi-like aesthetic to the car’s back-end. A strip connecting the rear lights as they are already on the Sportage and Stinger.

Kia UK could not confirm if the model’s look is a direct influence on the Ceed, but with some common parts and platform elements, the cars share more than a badge, and a similar size will be similarly styled to the front, at least.

Kia Ceed, where previously only a hatchback and estate grow in a complete model family for the car of the next generation, with the five-door and Touring remain, but the three-door-hatch to be replaced with a shooting brake and an SUV variant on the way. The Forte, a Salon, don’t go on sale in the UK.

GT models remain in the lineup, as a less hardcore alternative to Hyundai’s performance-oriented N-brand models.

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