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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/24/2012

New Kia Forte Teased


(Cars.com)

A new Kia Forte sedan will be unveiled later this year in South Korea, Kia says. Above is a photo of the new model; expect it to show up in the U.S. not long after its debut.

The model adopts many of the styling cues seen on the Optima and Sportage, though on the Forte they've taken on a more rounded and simplified look. The teardrop-shaped headlights are a styling cue first seen on the carmaker’s upcoming Quoris luxury performance sedan.

The new Forte will go on sale in South Korea early next year, with a new hatchback and coupe model going on sale shortly thereafter. We'd expect a similar time frame for the model to go on sale in the U.S.

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By Cars.com  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/24/2012

 
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