KIA will introduce the nextgeneration Cerato compact sedan towards the end of this year in its home market of Korea under a new name: “K3”.
The K3 nomenclature will apply to the Korean domestic market only, alongside the K5, K7 and K9. The new model will continue to be badged Cerato (or Forte) in overseas markets.
The current Cerato was Kia’s global bestseller in 2011 with more than 445,000 examplesexamples sold.
While creating the latest model, Kia’s ddesignersi and d engineers focused on giving the all-new Cerato futuristic and dynamic styling, with a more spacious cabin.
After going on sale in Korea, the new Cerato sedan will appear at Kia dealerships in many overseas markets during the first quarter of 2013, to be followed by a five-door hatchback and two-door coupe variants.