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Revamped 2013 Kia Forte teased

2013 Kia Forte. Expect to see it in

2013 Kia Forte. Expect to see it in the United States shortly after its debut in South Korea in late 2012. Credit: Handout

A new Kia Forte sedan will be unveiled later this year in South Korea, Kia says. Expect it to show up in the United States not long after.

The model adopts many of the styling cues seen on the Optima and Sportage, although on the Forte is showing a more rounded and simplified look. The teardrop-shaped headlights are a styling cue first seen on the carmaker's upcoming Quoris luxury performance sedan.

The new Forte will go on sale in South Korea early next year, with a new hatchback and coupe model going on sale shortly thereafter. We'd expect a similar time frame for the model to go on sale in the United States.

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