Ahead of the global debut of the all-new Kia Forte Sedan at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia has revealed design renderings of the compact sedan.

While the third-generation Forte retains its sporty and youthful image, it has graduated with a more sophisticated appearance thanks to a number of sleek and dynamic styling cues inspired by the Stinger fastback sport sedan. What is most noticeable is that the Forte has evolved from a cab-forward design to one that is decidedly swept-back. Creases in the hood lend to the Forte’s muscular appearance and distinctive design traits on the front fascia, including a fresh approach to Kia’s signature tiger nose grille and an aggressive lower valance enhance its road presence.The front clip is flanked by a more dynamic headlight design and layout.

Around back, the rear bumper gets the same treatment with separate reverse and turn signal indicators located beneath the taillights. Similar to the Sportage compact crossover, a sleek horizontal strip connects the taillights, lending visual width.

 

 

Inside, a horizontal theme creates a sense of openness, avoiding clutter with clean lines and minimal buttons that are intuitively placed below a large screen.

Aeronautically inspired spoked circular vents similar to those found in the Stinger adorn the dash. Full details regarding the 2019 Forte will be revealed at the NAIAS,  scheduled 15 January.

About 2018 NAIAS

The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is set to present several highlighted spectaculars; from global automakers to tech giants, mobility startups to suppliers and even the head of U.S. Transportation.

NAIAS Press Preview will feature industry-shaping announcements from the entire automotive ecosystem.

No other event in North America provides an international platform for this vast array of companies, organizations and thought leaders under one roof.

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