Kia has released design sketches for its new Forte sedan ahead of the vehicle’s debut in Detroit next week.
The Korean automaker says the new Forte has adopted styling cues inspired by the Stinger sedan. As such, it has moved from a cab-forward design to a more swept-back look. It also wears Kia’s tiger nose grille and will feature separate reverse and turn signal indicators beneath the taillights. Speaking of the taillights – their horizontal layout was inspired by the Sportage CUV.
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The interior layout has a “horizontal” theme and is minimalistic and airy. A digital display with a tacked-on-the-dash look will appear, along with circular air vents that sort of remind us of Mercedes’ turbine vents. No word on powertrains yet, but the current Forte is offered with a 2.0-liter and a 1.6-liter turbo.
Full details on the 2019 Forte will be available following its debut in Detroit next Monday at 11:35 a.m. Stay tuned!