Kia has already released official images of its next-generation Cerato, but thanks to Chilean blogger Ramón Rivera Notario, we have our first live look at what will become the 2014 Kia Forte sedan. The new Cerato, also known as the K3 in South Korea, is currently on display at the Santiago Motor Show.
The new Forte's styling is a clear departure from the current boxy design, and borrows heavily from Kia's upcoming flagship, the Quoris. These images also give us our first official look inside the new Cerato/K3/Forte, whose dark, upscale cabin is in keeping with what we've seen in other recent Kia releases. There's still no word on the powertrain we'll see in the new Forte, but a highway fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon, like the related Hyundai Elantra, is probably a safe bet.
We expect it the U.S.-market debut of the redesigned Forte next year at the either the Chicago or New York Auto Show. Until then, be sure to check out the live images sent in from Ramón Rivera Notario as well as a few images Kia has already released. You can also read Mr. Notario's coverage (his copy is posted in both English and Spanish) here.