2014 Kia Forte Confirmed for LA Auto Show Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

As expected, the 2014 Kia Forte sedan will be making its North American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show later this week.

The new sedan was launched earlier this year in Korea as the K3 sporting a longer, wider, and lower body than its predecessor. The wheelbase has also been lengthened by around 2 inches to enhance passenger and interior space.

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The car is expected to use the same 1.8-iter -cylinder 4-cylinder found in its sister car, the Hyundai Elantra, though its likely to get improvements, especially after both automakers recently downgraded their official fuel economy figures.

The Korean automaker will undoubtedly release details on engine, transmission, and model trim options once it makes its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Stay tuned to AutoGuide.com for more details once the vehicle is officially unveiled.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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