All-New Kia Forte (Cerato) sedan becomes longer, lower and wider (SEOUL) July 30, 2012 –The all-new version of Kia’s global best-selling model, the Forte compact sedan (also known as Cerato in some countries and ‘K3’ in South Korea), is scheduled to go on sale during the first quarter of 2013 at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets. Longer, lower and wider than the current car, with an extended wheelbase, the next generation Forte will be manufactured with an all-new bodyshell structure. Featuring futuristic and dynamic styling, the all-new Forte features a sleeker profile, LED front and rear lamps and a chrome-finished beltline. The All-new Forte will also boast improved quality, upgraded equipment, a more spacious cabin and a revised engine line-up that delivers class-leading fuel economy.
I’ve never been a fan of budget-priced cars and have always done my best to stay away from them if I could afford a better one — even if it cost more money. That changed when I set my eyes on the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Even the ugliest of chicks will have construction workers doing a double-take, and whistling at her (car) when she drives by. This is a looker from every angle. I have two questions:1) Why did it take so long for a budget-conscious vehicle to look this good, and 2) Until now, why have cheap/reasonably-priced cars been so ugly? It doesn’t cost more money to design a good-looking car, so why are the Nissan Versa/Juke/Leaf so ugly that they give Stevie Wonder the shivers? How many people have become violently ill when a Citroen drives past? Don’t tell me it’s all about cost, because the smaller and cheaper all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent (coming soon) looks just as good as the Elantra!