Kia has release the pictures of their next Kia Forte which will be be complete redesign. Some may know them by the name Naza Forte if you are in Malaysia or K3 in other markets. Forte is well known for their design and it is price really well compare to its competitor in the same category. Also in Malaysia, they are packed with some great gadgets that attracts young drivers to start purchasing these Kia.
It is time for the Forte to be redesign since their Optima (K5) receive a great redesign since 2011. As you can see from the picture above, there will be LED headlights and also taillights. It will measure slightly longer at 179.5 inches and wider at 70.1 inches compare to the current model. But it is also lowered by another inch compare to the current model making it more aggressive and at the same time more legroom due to the longer wheelbase.
Korea will be releasing the K3 with a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine producing 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. But we do have a 2.0 liter, and there is a chance that the same 2.0-liter Theta II 4 cylincer engine with 154hp 143 lb-ft be used.
Will look forward to see if Naza will be taking these Forte into Malaysia or else they will be priced higher if they are not done with the local Naza Assemble.
Have a look at the official video release that are in Korean language.
2014 Kia Forte Introduction Video
Exterior Video of the 2014 Kia Forte
Interior Video of the 2014 Kia Forte