2025 Kia K4 Lines Up To Replace Forte

The 2025 Kia K4 will be shown at the New York Auto Show during the week of March 27. To accompany the announcement, Kia showed off some teasers of the new sedan, which can be seen below. For one thing, it’s clear the K4 will be a departure from the vehicle it’s set to replace: the Forte.

At least aesthetically, the design looks to be a big update, bringing the sedan more in line with some of the angular themes we’ve seen at Kia of late. Both the front and rear appear much more squared, and the lighting arrangement at the front suggests much more angular lights with some cool-looking DRLs. Other notable highlights include the squared-off kink in the rear passenger window glass.

Similarly, powertrain details are also under wraps. However, it’s not a huge gamble to suggest the K4 will stay in the ballpark laid down by the Forte’s 201-horsepower four-cylinder. The possibility of a manual is still in the cards, and buyers can go out and buy a six-speed Forte GT if they’d like. Whether that stays around remains to be seen. For now, we expect more information when the exterior design is shown on March 21.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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