2009 Kia Forte - first official images

Kia revealed the first images of the 2009 Forte, the replacement for the aging Spectra/Cerato compact.

The 2009 Forte was designed by Peter Schreyer, who was responsible for designing the first-generation Audi TT and Volkswagen New Beetle.

It features the same grille found on the KOUP Concept and has elements from the KEE Concept .

2009 Kia Forte - first official images

The Forte will be powered by a brand new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. A more powerful 2.0-liter 4-cyliner engine will be released after the launch.

Sales on the US market will begin in 2009, with a two-doors version to follow a few months later.


It looks like a mix an 08 lancer and an 08 Elantra.

it doesn’t look to bad

i’d say the front resembles that of an 08 lancer and the rear of an o8 elantra

Although it looks like a cross between the Civic and Lancer, I have to admit that it still looks nice. Toyota designers should start doing some major overtime for the next Corolla.

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