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  • Custom 2020 Kia Tellurides for 2018 SEMA show

    Kia has a full-size SUV headed to showrooms early next year in the form of the recently revealed 2020 Telluride. The Korean firm doesn't want you to miss it, which is why it's brought five of the SUVs to this week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the five is the example developed with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, which featured at the Telluride's 2018 New York Fashion Week reveal back in September. The other four have been developed in partnership with LGE-CTS Motorsports and feature the themes of Horizon Roamer, Cadet Leader, Desert Drifter and Baja Glider. They feature some...

  • Kia compares its new Forte to the Lamborghini Aventador
    2019 Kia Forte takes on the Lamborghini Aventador

    The 2019 Kia Forte takes some of its design cues from the Kia Stinger sport hatchback. We just saw the new compact sedan in Detroit, but those Stinger cues don't make this a sporty car. Nonetheless, with a new sedan comes competitor comparisons, and Kia isn't backing down from the challenge. In...

  • 2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Kia Forte reveals its Stinger-inspired design at 2018 Detroit auto show

    Kia aims to inject a little more class and sportier persona into its compact car with the 2019 Forte, which made its debut on Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The Forte benefits from Stinger-inspired style, notably in the front fascia and shorter rear deck. The tiger-nose grille channels the...

  • Teaser for 2019 Kia Forte debuting at 2018 North American International Auto Show
    2019 Kia Forte to debut in Detroit

    The Kia Forte is a pleasantly styled and attractively priced alternative to the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in the compact segment, though there's nothing really compelling about it. A redesigned model debuting next week in Detroit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show...

  • 2014 Kia Forte Koup
    Kia is killing off the Forte Koup

    The Kia Forte Koup has been sent to the automotive guillotine as consumer demand for small cars continues to dwindle in favor of larger crossovers and SUVs. It hasn't helped that the 10th-generation Honda Civic coupe has come out swinging this time around either. Kia confirmed to CarsDirect the...

  • Kia Novo concept, 2015 Seoul Auto Show
    Kia Novo Concept Hints At Korean Brand’s Next-Gen Compacts

    Kia used its home market’s premier automotive event, the 2015 Seoul Auto Show, to present the funky Novo concept car. A compact sedan with coupe-like styling, the Novo hints at the design direction for the Korean brand’s next-generation compact cars like the Forte and Rio. In fact, the...

  • 2014 Kia Forte Koup SX, 2013 New York Auto Show

    Kia has a lot of interesting things going on these days for the design-conscious buyer, but sporty cars aren't among them. That has changed a bit today with the introduction of the all-new 2014 Forte Koup and its turbocharged, 201-horsepower SX model at the New York Auto Show. With a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, the two-door Forte Koup SX is definitely the sportiest of Kia's offerings, though the Forte five-door also offers the turbo engine. Until Kia gets a version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe (which we've not heard any plans for), this is likely continue to be Kia's...

  • 2014 Kia Forte Sedan spy shots
    2014 Kia Forte Spy Shots

    Kia’s already confirmed that its all-new Forte, known as the K3 or Cerato in other markets, is scheduled to make its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. And though we’ve seen some official preview sketches, these latest spy shots give us our best look yet at the...

  • 2014 Kia Forte Sedan
    2014 Kia Forte: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

    The current Kia Forte, known as the K3 or Cerato in other markets, is a pleasantly styled and attractively priced alternative to the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in the compact segment. Penned in Kia’s California design studio, the car first launched in sedan trim as a 2010...

  • Mark Pombo's crash at Road America
    Mark Pombo's Horrifying Road America Crash: Video

    Racing has gotten much, much safer through the years, and we say that’s a good thing. While speeds have crept ever higher, cars have gotten stronger, tires have become more durable and in the event of a worst-case scenario, safety equipment such as seats, helmets, roll cages and fire suits...

  • Design sketch of the next Kia Pro Cee'd.
    Kia's Pro Cee'd Takes On Hyundai's Veloster Turbo

    Kia's newest Pro Cee'd hatchback gets a serious infusion of sport, and appears to have the Hyundai Veloster Turbo squarely in its sights.

  • 2012 Kia Cee'd Hatchback
    Kia Cee’d Hatchback Revealed Ahead Of 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    Kia UK has leaked images of the upcoming c'eed hatchback. Equivalent to our Forte hatchback, this version may not make its way to this side of the pond.

  • Is this the 2013 Kia Forte sedan?  Image: Kia World

    Sketches from Kia World appear to show a new Kia compact sedan. Could this be the replacement for the current Kia Forte sedan?

  • Kia Forte Hybrid Concept
    2010 SEMA: Kia Forte Hybrid Concept

    Proving that a compact hybrid sedan can be anything but boring, the Kia Forte Hybrid Concept demonstrates styling options for those looking for an alternative to a mundane hybrid ride. Created by Kinetic Motorsports, the Hybrid Concept combines a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine fueled by liquefied...

  • 2010 SEMA: Kia Forte Koupe Type R Concept
    2010 SEMA: Kia Forte Koup "Type R" Concept Live Photos

    The Kia Forte Koup might not be your go-to front-drive two-door for performance modification, but maybe that ought to change. Andy Lally, Trevor Hopwood, and a handful of other great drivers take the wheel of a pair of modified Koups for Continental Tire competition as part of the Grand Am series...

  • 2011 Kia Forte Hatchback
    2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Kia Forte Hatchback

    Joining the Sedan and Koup models in the ever-expanding Forte lineup, the past week’s 2010 New York Show played host to the unveiling of the third Forte variant, the brand new 2011 Kia Forte Hatchback. The latest five-door continues the brand's design-led transformation, combining a stylish new...

  • 2010 Kia Forte
    Kia Moves Into Sports Marketing With Michelle Wie and LPGA

    A Move By Kia That Is Normally Executed By Luxury Brands

  • 2010 Kia Forte
    2010 Kia Forte Provides Good Cheap College Transportation

    Sometimes the Old Cars We Start College With Just Won’t Make It

  • 2010 Kia Forte KOUP GRAND-AM KONI Challenge Race Car

    The 2010 GRAND-AM KONI Sports Car Challenge race series will see a 2010 Kia Forte Koup entered in the Street Tuner class.

  • Kia Forte LPI Hybrid
    Kia unveils Forte LPI Hybrid in Korea

    Pushing the cutting edge of technology forward has been a job traditionally set on the shoulders of the car industry's leaders, as they have the R&D budgets to finance the expensive and time-consuming work. But Hyundai-Kia is pushing technology on its own of late with the introduction of a pair of...

  • Kia's Soul is also targeted at a younger audience
    Kia considering brand-wide name changes

    Getting young people to buy cars is tougher than it sounds. Fashion, mode and politics all play a role in addition to the classical considerations for car buying: price, features and performance. But Kia is determined to grow its business with younger buyers, as its current 52-year-old average...

  • 2010 Kia Forte Sedan
    U.S.-spec Kia Forte debuts at Chicago Auto Show

    Kia’s new Forte sedan has been on sale in South Korea since August of last year but the car is just making its North American debut, launching today at the Chicago Auto Show. The Forte draws heavily on the styling of the recently revealed Kia Koup concept and features a new, edgier look...

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