Here’s Why Kia Is The Biggest Threat to Mercedes-Benz

It's one of life's simple truths: automotive journalists get to have all the fun. You know it. Your friends know it. Your wife knows it. And now, I especially know it, because I recently got the chance to spend a few days driving the all-new Kia Forte. It was an excellent experience, and I strongly recommend that… » 7/30/14 3:35pm 7/30/14 3:35pm

These Are The Thrilling New Car Design Features We're Already Sick Of

When some automaker puts a styling touch into a car and you've never seen it before, it's bound to prompt others to quickly follow and adopt a trend. But as time wears on, too many models in too many segments start to get trendy and that styling loses its distinctiveness and just becomes overplayed. » 12/01/12 12:00pm 12/01/12 12:00pm

Hey, The New Kia Forte Looks Pretty Good

We drool over truly beautiful, relatively low-volume car designs like the Jaguar F-Type and the Porsche Cayman, but there's something to be said for regular family cars that don't suck. On that note, take a look at the 2014 Kia Forte. » 11/28/12 7:20pm 11/28/12 7:20pm

Is This The First-Ever Kia Race Car?

The Kinetic Group has built a Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge car out of a 2010 Forte Koup. Andy Lally and Nic Jönsson are signed on to drive it. A Korean manufacturer in professional touring car racing? Has this happened before? » 1/13/10 9:00am 1/13/10 9:00am

Kia Forte LPI Hybrid: First Production Kia Hybrid

The Kia Forte LPI Hybrid is the brand's first production hybrid, the first use of lithium polymer batteries in a hybrid, and the first vehicle in Kia's new Eco-Dynamics sub-brand. » 3/24/09 11:00am 3/24/09 11:00am

Kia Forte Coupe Caught Testing In South Korea

The Kia Forte was just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, now we've got spy shots of the Kia Forte Coupe. Based on the profile and the sedan styling, this might actually be a looker. » 3/09/09 2:30pm 3/09/09 2:30pm

2010 Kia Forte Is The New Spectra

The 2010 Kia Forte, a replacement for the dull Spectra, is one the first salvos in Kia's battle to enhance its image. Perhaps the 173 HP, six-speed manual-equipped SX will find its target. » 2/11/09 10:15am 2/11/09 10:15am

2009 Kia Forte: The Car Of The Futurist?

We've already shown you the surprisingly attractive 2009 Kia Forte » 8/21/08 5:22pm 8/21/08 5:22pm and now, thanks to , we have a treasure-trove of pictures as well as some more information on the Spectra replacement. According the all-things-Kia site, the new Forte will come with small gas and diesel engine options when it debuts in Korea, with a…

2009 Kia Forte Interior Copies Koup Concept

The 2009 Kia Forte's exterior already hit the web, intriguing it with some surprisingly attractive exterior features. But we still reserved our opinion fully as we hadn't yet seen the interior — until now. Thanks to some sneaky Korean websites, these shots reveal what the little Spectra-replacement will look like on… » 7/07/08 6:20pm 7/07/08 6:20pm

Kia To Get First-Ever Coupe In 2009, May Replace "Spectra" Name

Kia plans to introduce the brand's first ever coupe next summer, a couple of months after the new Spectra sedan goes on sale by mid-2009. The new coupe will reportedly be based on the Koup concept, first shown at the New York Auto Show just a few short months ago. But fans of the Spectra name may be disappointed.… » 6/30/08 8:45am 6/30/08 8:45am

Kia Forte Teaser Pics Quietly Slip Out

Kia's very quietly revealed what appear to be photos of their upcoming Spectra-replacement, the Kia Forte. The new shots continue to show the Korean automaker's moving at a definitively un-Kia-like high speed towards a new, bolder design direction. We've seen it indicated already by the Kia Soul, Kia Koup and now the… » 6/24/08 1:00pm 6/24/08 1:00pm