The 2017 Kia Forte hasn’t been officially released to the public, but TFL’s Roman Mica spotted one testing in Colorado.
Not much is known about the next Forte, but coming off the recent redesign of the Forte’s sister car, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, some of that car’s new features will most likely end up in the Forte.
One possible option is the 2017 Elantra’s new 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or even the 2016 Elantra’s 2.0-liter turbo four that makes 173 horsepower.
According to a Motor Trend article, the Forte will still be available as a sedan, hatchback or coupe, despite the fact that the Elantra coupe has been dropped.
The spy photo and video show a mildly camouflaged car with basic front-end and rear-end covers and black plastic on the side panels. Clearly, though, the Kia logo can be seen at the back, with the familiar-looking rear taillights also visible.
The Forte is Kia’s third best-selling car and the current model is still one of the best looking compact sedans on the market. It offers a lot of features for the money, something that’s become a hallmark of the Kia brand.
Check out the full video of the 2017 Kia Forte sedan spotted testing in the wild: