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by Adam Lynton
Initial photos and information reveal sleeker profile and increased cabin space.
Following a pair of tenuous-looking teaser shots released on the automaker's website, Kia has unveiled its all-new Forte sedan with a trio of shots and the bear minimum of technical specs. Kia informs the new Forte will be longer, lower and wider than the outgoing model, riding on an extended wheelbase, and draped with an all-new bodyshell.
LED front and rear lamps and a chrome-finished beltline highlights the new exterior. Inside there's upgraded equipment and a more spacious cabin.
A revised engine lineup is on pulling duty and delivers "class-leading fuel economy." Known as the Cerato in some markets and K3 back home, the all-new Forte will debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show in November and hit showrooms in early 2013, followed shortly after by the five-door hatch and two-door coupe variants.