2014 Kia Forte Sedan

The Debut: World Debut

Release Date: Spring 2013

Vehicle Highlights: When Kia makes a debut, it's not always a slam dunk -- one reason why they've been leaning hard on NBA star Blake Griffin to help strengthen the brand's appeal. Hence, the new Kia Forte Sedan, a bold step in the right direction and unveiled to the world at this year's show. For this compact four-door sedan, the South Korea-made Forte will offer two different engines and trim levels -- the LX and EX -- which will have creature comforts such as heated front and rear seats. Coming standard is a 148-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, but a 173-hp, 2.0-liter is an option. A hatchback and coupe model will apparently follow the sedan once it launches.

The Price: TBA

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