After first official renders published by Kia on Monday, today the South Korean automaker dropped the first real-life images on Kia Korea Facebook’s Fan Page through one contest, and slowly releasing of its upcoming compact sedan.
New pictures are set on a background of portraits of Facebook Kia friends and other korean forums, shows a known vehicle, very related to the European spec cee’d. We have other images from the rear tailights in good quality.
In South Korea, the K3 joins new “K” family alongside the K5 (Optima), K7 (Cadenza) and recently K9 (Quoris). It will be offered in other overseas markets like North America (called Forte), while in Australia, Brazil and other overseas markets as the new Cerato.
After going on sale in Korea, the all-new Cerato sedan will appear at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets during the first quarter of 2013, to be followed by five-door hatchback and two-door coupe variants (also called Forte Koup).
The Forte / Cerato is a very important model for Kia as the current version was the brand’s bestselling nameplate in 2011 with more than 445,000 examples sold worldwide.