Kia Forte: Coming to Europe?

Andrew Hopkins

Rumours already abound in the European motoring world that the next Kia is soon to be dished up to the public here. The one being spoken of is the Kia Forte, which is based on the Cerato and is already available in several countries. It is due to make its market entry in the States at the end of 2009 and could also be available in Europe thereafter.

The Forte Koup is the continued development of the Koup concept car that was presented by the Koreans at the New York Auto Show in 2008. This two-door car could be described as 'sporty/elegant' and puts out 289bhp. At the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show, Kia also showed the new Chinese-built four-door compact version of the Forte.