Kia Company published the first computer sketches of the updated Forte sedan, which will be presented at the Auto Show in Detroit next week. We have this model known as Cerato.
Actually, even sketches show that the car was not seriously upgraded. Front of the sedan will change the front bumper and wings, the hood will become more embossed: so the Koreans want to give the car a resemblance to the flagship fast-buck Stinger. Behind the changes even less: the shape of the bumper has changed, the design of the lanterns has changed, which are now visually combined with a red strip that has become a signature feature of the latest Kia models.
But in the interior changes are much more and here you can feel the influence of Stinger. Completely redesigned front panel. On the center console is a stand-alone screen of the multimedia system. On the panel itself, there are almost no buttons: in Kia, they support a general trend to create minimalistic interiors with a minimum of “physical” buttons.
Technical details about the car have not yet been disclosed. At us, Kia Cerato is on sale with 1,6 and 2-liter petrol engines capacity of 130 and 150 hp. The weaker unit is available with both a manual transmission and an “automatic”, the more powerful one is only sold with an automatic transmission.