Spy Shots: Kia Forte Hatchback Tests In Sweden

By John Beltz Snyder

March 15, 2010

These spy photos of the Kia Forte hatchback have been ripening in our inbox while we put together the newest issue of Winding Road. We’ve been pleased for the most part with the Fortes we have already driven, and a hatchback version seems like a natural evolution.

Another natural evolution we’d like to see on the Forte lineup would be a turbocharged engine. While our spy photographer mentions nothing of the sort, we can still be hopeful, can’t we?

Scroll down for the photographer’s notes, or click through the gallery to see the future Kia Forte hatchback.


Here we can show you the clearest spy photos of the upcoming Kia Forte hatchback while testing on a lake in Northern Sweden. This 5-door hatchback will compete with the VW Golf, Opel Astra and Ford Focus when it hits the market in 2012. Technical data such as engines and gearbox options are likely to be the same as the Kia Forte sedan. Also the interior is expected to be the same.