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Auto Shows 2019 Kia Forte renderings reveal a sedan with Stinger style

18:58  12 january  2018
18:58  12 january  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

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Kia has revealed renderings of a redesigned, sleeker third-generation Forte compact sedan that it will display at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Kia doesn't say if the car will come as a hatchback — or with this body style , a liftback, again like the Stinger .

Kia will debut the third-generation Forte sedan at the Detroit auto show on January 15. Based on these renderings , we can tell the compact car receives a more refined look, taking design cues from the Stinger . The 2019 Kia Forte will adopt a grille similar to the one on the Stinger .

Kia has revealed renderings of a redesigned, sleeker third-generation Forte compact sedan that it will display at the Detroit Auto Show next week. And with the attention the Stinger sport fastback has been receiving, it's not surprising that the Forte would take its cue off that swept-back look as well.

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2019 @ Kia Forte renderings reveal a sedan with Stinger style : http://bit.ly/2milae4 pic.twitter.com/bzyLIL8sJs.

Kia has revealed renderings of a redesigned, sleeker third-generation Forte compact sedan that it will display at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Kia doesn’t say if the car will come as a hatchback — or with this body style , a liftback, again like the Stinger .

The 2019 Forte makes a radical departure from the previous generation's former, more conventional compact-sedan look, keeping a version of Kia's tiger-nose grille, and gaining a number of design cues in the sheetmetal, lower valance and headlights that Kia calls "muscular" and "dynamic." Galleries for the Stinger and previous Forte design are below for comparison.

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The Stinger resemblance is extended to the interior, with has an open, horizontal look.

Kia doesn't say if the car will come as a hatchback — or with this body style, a liftback, again like the Stinger. Based on the second rendering above, it would appear not. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of a liftback version.

2019 Kia Forte Takes Design Cues from the Stinger

  2019 Kia Forte Takes Design Cues from the Stinger Compact sedan gets sexier, more fuel efficientUnlike most compact sedans, the 2019 Kia Forte adopts a cab rearward exterior, giving it a fastback silhouette and a short trunklid. Designers moved the cowl back 5 inches to achieve this look while giving the car a more planted appearance on the road.

2019 Kia Forte renderings reveal a sedan with Stinger style The Stinger resemblance is extended to the interior, with has an open, horizontal look.

2019 Kia Forte Sedan Renderings . 2017 Kia Forte IIHS Crash Test. Enthusiasts know that the right proportions are key, and like the Stinger , Forte ’s long hood and short deck lend it an overall fastback-like shape.

And that right there is about all we know. We'll find out more next week in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.

Kia has been on a real roll of late. The 2018 Forte and Soul, along with the Forte's cousin the Hyundai Elantra, were among the six Korean cars that dominated the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's exclusive list of 15 cars that earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation.

The Forte runs neck-and-neck with the Soul as Kia's sales leader in the U.S., closing out 2017 with nearly 118,000 Fortes delivered. Kia has always gone after a younger buyer, and now it looks to be gunning for a more sophisticated buyer, too.

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