We recently confirmed KIA will rename its Forte Sedan as KIA K4 and today we want to share with you latest spy pictures of the new mid-sized sedan courtesy of our colleagues at KindelAuto.
If you look at the spy shot of the test car on the back, the connected tail lamp, which is connected from left to right, reveals its presence in the form of a ‘A’ shape.
The inner graphic is also a futuristic atmosphere with horizontal lines and a four-line pattern of comb patterns. In addition, the license plate is located at the bottom of the bumper, which is likely to highlight the sportiness. The muffler is a hidden type.
Meanwhile, the K4 inherits Kia’s family look, which is designed as an all-in-one design with Kia’s signature Star Map Lighting Daytime driving light (DRL), full LED lamps, and slim radiator grille.
A hidden-type door handle toward the two-row door filler is expected to be applied looking at the prototypes, and the latest integrated info system will be applied to the interior as well as a panoramic curved display. We are starting to be tired about the same design layout for every new KIA model.
In addition, the K4 is expected to grow its wheelbase as the car body is significantly larger than before, with the same third-generation new platform as Hyundai’s Elantra.
Current line-up in the Forte Sedan is a choice of a gasoline engines, including a 1.6 Turbo GDi with 201 hp used for the GT variant, while the rest of the line-up conforms with a 2.0 naturally aspirated and 147 hp. This is the same line-up as Hyundai’s Elantra, despite Elantra has the hybrid. So it is expected to have also an Hybrid variant.