LA motor show, although there are no plans to bring the model to Europe or the UK.
The car was first seen at October’s Santiago motor show, where it turned up unannounced on Kia’s stand. The car shown in LA is the saloon, and a two-door coupé model will follow.
In Korea and some other Asian markets, where it is known as the K3 and is already available to order, the car comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine developing 133bhp and 120lb ft. It's available with stop-start as an option.
It’s longer, wider and lower than the current Forte – overall length is 4560mm, width is up to 1780mm and height is cut to 1435mm. The wheelbase has been increased to 2700mm, which should improve interior space.
Thanks to: Autocar