L.A. Auto Show LIVE: 2014 Kia Forte image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has unveiled the 2014 Forte model during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2014 Kia Forte is being placed into the spotlights once again and after announcing its debut for the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show a couple of weeks ago, the South Korean based automaker has recently pulled the wraps off the model. According to the carmaker, the 2014 Kia Forte is getting distinctive taillights, a sweeping shoulder line, a prominent front grille, LED infused headlights, a rakish windscreen and some chrome accents. The cabin of the model has received a new design and high quality materials.

The 2014 Kia Forte, which is basically a rebadged version of the K3, will adopt a 1.8 liter engine, which is producing a total output of 148 HP and 131 lb-ft of torque, along with a 2.0 liter unit generating 173 HP and 154 lb-ft of torque. The units will be mated to six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. In other markets, the 2014 Kia Forte is getting a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine, generating 140 HP and 123 lb-ft of torque. Additional details on the 2014 Kia Forte are limited for the moment and will be announced close to its launch.