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Kia Cues Up New Models: Forte And Soul Are Just The Start For 2010
Kia Cues Up New Models: Forte And Soul Are Just The Start For 2010

As other automakers agonize over idled plants and tough choices, things are looking good for Kia—both overseas and for its rapidly growing operations in the U.S.  Overall, Kia sales are down 6.8 percent versus last year; but that's one of the smallest drops in sales of any brand, second only to...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
First Drive: 2010 Kia Forte

Kia has renamed its core small-sedan model the Forte to signal a new beginning for the brand in this segment, and it only takes a glance at the new model to understand why. It’s a really good-looking car. While the Spectra that preceded the Forte certainly wasn’t a bad car, its anonymous...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte: New Name, New Attitude

The new 2010 Kia Forte replaces the Spectra in Kia’s lineup; but it wasn’t that many years ago that the Spectra replaced the Sephia. This writer has heard various industry officials say over the years that naming a vehicle is one of the most agonizing parts of bringing a new vehicle to market...Read More»

2010 KIA Forte Koup
New York Auto Show: First Pic Of 2010 KIA Forte Koup

Laptops are dying left and right at the Javits Center, so getting info from the floor of the New York Auto Show is trying at best. However, we just got this intriguing pic via the TCC hotline (i.e. our personal cell phones) and this cryptic sentence: "2010 KIA Forte Koup. Yes: 'Koup'. 2.4 liter...Read More»

Kia Forte hybrid unveiled
Kia Shows Off Forte Hybrid, Plans For Hydrogen Fuel Cell And Plug-In Vehicles

  Not to be outdone by Nissan's fairly jaw-dropping announcement of EVs and infrastructure earlier this week, Kia unveiled its new Forte hybrid yesterday. It's a liquefied petroleum/electric combo, and it's set to hit lots in South Korea this August. Here are some of the tech details that we know...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2009 Chicago Auto Show: 2010 Kia Forte Steps In for Spectra

•    What is it: Kia’s new compact sedan, replacing the Spectra •    Key facts: It’s four doors only this time; SX models get larger four-cylinder engine; Bluetooth and Sirius are standard •    On sale: Summer 2009 •    Price: $15,000 (est.) The 2010 Kia Forte takes a bow at...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte: Spectra No More

And you thought you'd have to wait forever to see the pics of the new Spectra we were talking about just a few days ago. Thanks to a Korean blogger (via Autoblog), the new Spectra replacement dropped this morning under the name Forte. It's still not certain that the Forte name will be used in the...Read More»

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