Kia Forte (Cerato) sedan becomes longer, lower and wider

  • Sleeker profile, plus futuristic and dynamic styling
  • Extended wheelbase delivers increased cabin space

SEOUL, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The all-new version of Kia's global best-selling model, the Forte compact sedan (also known as Cerato 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 Forte will be manufactured with an all-new bodyshell structure.

Featuring futuristic and dynamic styling, the all-new Forte features a sleeker profile, LED front and rear lamps and a chrome-finished beltline.

All-new Forte, 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 Forte sedan will appear at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets during the first quarter of 2013.

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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.

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About Kia Canada Inc.:

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 176 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 163 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia'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.


SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts: 
Cathy Laroche
Public Relations Manager
(C): 514.554.0843
e-mail: claroche@kia.ca

Daniel Ponzini
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
(O): 905.755.6415
(C): 647.462.8986
e-mail: dponzini@kia.ca


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