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
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
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.
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
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.
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Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Public Relations Manager
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