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TSryan man
post May 11 2009, 12:31 AM, updated 11y ago

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I'm eagerly waiting for this beauty in Bolehland...
And will Naza bring in Kia Ceed too? rclxub.gif

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post May 11 2009, 12:47 AM

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Rumour is that Forte might come in 3rd quarter of the year and heard pricing might be around 75K.
As for Kia Ceed, not sure. I haven't seen any Ceed in S'pore too.
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post May 11 2009, 12:50 AM

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how far is the rumour true?
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post May 11 2009, 01:01 AM

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QUOTE(dARKaNGEl @ May 11 2009, 12:47 AM)
Rumour is that Forte might come in 3rd quarter of the year and heard pricing might be around 75K.
As for Kia Ceed, not sure. I haven't seen any Ceed in S'pore too.
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Do you think that Kia Forte will outsales City and Vios?
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post May 11 2009, 01:02 AM

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QUOTE(musclemass @ May 11 2009, 12:50 AM)
how far is the rumour true?
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read it from another forum. so my guess is just as good as your guess

for the launch period, it could be quite true since our neighbour already launched it in February and I already saw a few on their roads. In SG, the pricing is around SGD4xKm which is lower than a Persona there selling around SGD52K, Vios and City also around SGD5xK. So pricing wise, it might also be true as rumoured to be around 75K.
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it ll sure kacau city and vios for sure...
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post May 11 2009, 01:58 AM

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European styling from ex-Audi designer at lower price...

With good after sales service, this car will take sales from Vios and City

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post May 11 2009, 02:02 AM

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QUOTE(Kampung2005 @ May 11 2009, 01:58 AM)
European styling from ex-Audi designer at lower price...

With good after sales service, this car will take sales from Vios and City
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very good point
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post May 11 2009, 02:04 AM

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got pictures ?
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QUOTE(ryan man @ May 11 2009, 01:01 AM)
Do you think that Kia Forte will outsales City and Vios?
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that wouldn't happen coz malaysian's perception of honda and toyota brand is superior to that of KIA. that is why KIA is going for a bargain at lower price with good specs. If you see in US, kia and hyundai is picking up fast. even magazines are saying that korean's time is coming, with them having the technology, price competitiveness and now some good designs coming out.

I can't comment much about the interior quality, but the exterior looks of the Forte is really nice in real life. Just need to do some simple mod like lower the ride, put a diffuser, put front bumper lip and side skirtings, then tint the windows black a bit.

Even tough it may not outsell vios or city, but definitely it eat up their market share. btw, forte is actually meant to compete C segment cars like Civic and Altis in US. So spec wise, surely better than vios and city


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QUOTE(-YellowSn0w- @ May 11 2009, 02:04 AM)
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Go google, search for KIA Cerato Forte or just KIA Forte. many pictures and even videos on youtube. Don't be so lazy, go search

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TSryan man
post May 11 2009, 03:18 AM

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QUOTE(Kampung2005 @ May 11 2009, 01:58 AM)
European styling from ex-Audi designer at lower price...

With good after sales service, this car will take sales from Vios and City
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Can't agreed more..
Last week i went to the Kia's showroom..
1 of the salesman said that this car will be launch in Malaysia around Jun and July..
In terms of exterior and safety, i'll bet my penny on forte as Koreans are well known by its safety..
Realized or not, Koreans car are tougher than those Jap car...


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QUOTE(-YellowSn0w- @ May 11 2009, 02:04 AM)
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Here's the picture... Lazybumps.

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Those who are interested, pls goto Kia showrooms and bug the salesmen on when it will be available, then they'll know it's desirable and in demand, and hopefully bring it in ASAP. haha!

It's already available in SG, but so far, I haven't seen any yet here in JB. I agree with PaulTan that it's the 1st Korean model that looks desirable and attractive! happy.gif

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post May 11 2009, 08:54 AM

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I bet Naza will bring the Forte for less than 80k. Still a C segment car underneath the price of the current B segment champions like vios and city it will be a good seller here.



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post May 11 2009, 09:07 AM

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2nd hand value will be terrible as always and bad fc

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post May 11 2009, 09:17 AM

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QUOTE(hazremi @ May 11 2009, 09:07 AM)
2nd hand value will be terrible as always and bad fc
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your point on the resale value may hold some water but about the fc, i think you are just saying it without knowing anything. is it because of the old kia cars that made u say such a thing? if yes, then i agree. my old kia sephia was terrible with fc but it is not the case with the newer spectra5. modern kia models have very good fc. please don't say unsubstantiated stuff.
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post May 11 2009, 09:39 AM

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There's also a Forte Hybrid with lithium polymer batteries (first in the world to use it). About 21.5 km/litres. Can any Japanese car beat that?

For safety, the Forte has 63% high tensile steel and should get a 5-Star NCAP rating.

The design is by Peter Schreyer. As Audi´s chief designer between 1994 and 2002, he was credited with revamping the Audi brand with a number of revolutionary new auto designs. From 2002 to 2005, he was the chief designer for Volkswagen and since 2005 has been the head of advanced design for the Volkswagen group, earning critical acclaim for several crucial product launches, featuring a range of unique design concepts.

His outstanding creative work has led to many national and international awards, including the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and the world famous red dot award. He has also won the German National Design Award several times for helping to propel the German auto industry in new directions with his sporty and innovative designs.

PETER SCHREYER DESIGN TRACK RECORD

Volkswagen Design / Projects:

Concept Cars:
* Concept 1 (New Beetle)
* Concept C (Eos)
* Concept R (Roadster)
* Concept T (Buggy)
* GX 3 (Three Wheeler)
* Microbus
* Ragster

Passenger Cars:
* Golf IV & Variant
* Jetta
* Passat B 5 & Variant
* Lupo & Seat Arosa
* New Beetle
* Golf V & Golf Plus
* Golf GTI & Golf R32
* Jetta
* Passat B 6 & Variant
* Eos
* Compact SUV

Commercial Vehicles:
* LT 2
* LT 3
* Constellation (24 ton truck)

Racing:
* Race Touareg


Audi Design / Projects:

Concept Cars:
* Quattro Spider
* Audi TT & AUDI TTS
* AL 2 & AL 2 open end
* Steppenwolf
* Allroad Quattro
* Avantissimo
* Rosemeyer

Passenger Cars:
* Audi A2
* Audi A3 & A3 Sportsback
* Audi A4 & A4 Avant + Audi Cabrio
* Audi A6 & A6 Avant + Allroad
* Audi A8
* Audi TT & Audi TT Roadster

Racing:
* R8 racing car LeMans

Lamborghini Design / Projects:
* Murcielago
* Gallardo

Of course, when Kia is mentioned they'll always bring up 'RESALE VALUE' but conveniently leave it out when Alfa Romeo, Benz, BMW, Audi, Fiat, etc. are mentioned. thumbup.gif Malaysia Boleh!! Forget it lah lowpro, better if these guys DON'T buy Forte, better get a City/Vios/Civic/Altis and they can feel they've 'made it' in life and have excellent resale value.

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post May 11 2009, 09:52 AM

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what's the fc of the 1.6 forte? u hv info on this? at least the guys n gals here can c the comparison with malaysia's "favourite" models. is there a 1.8 forte? i know there is a 2.0. any idea if this is coming in?

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QUOTE(hazremi @ May 11 2009, 09:07 AM)
2nd hand value will be terrible as always and bad fc
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saying something or making statement like that is pretty much reflect your kind of brain cell. just last week my company brought in 2 used waja, december of 2007, how much? 25k only. 3 Gen2 December of 2007 too, how much? 23k.

Tell me which car is not loosing money? i am trying to say is, you are stupid for not knowing what is liability and what is investment. A vehicle is a liability.
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QUOTE(pixma_dude @ May 11 2009, 10:27 AM)
saying something or making statement like that is pretty much reflect your kind of brain cell. just last week my company brought in 2 used waja, december of 2007, how much? 25k only. 3 Gen2 December of 2007 too, how much? 23k.

Tell me which car is not loosing money? i am trying to say is, you are stupid for not knowing what is liability and what is investment. A vehicle is a liability.
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post May 11 2009, 10:39 AM

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4 bad points.

a. Poor resale value after 3 years.
b. Expensive spare parts.
c. Lousy fuel economy.
d. The name itself is bad enough.

KIA - Killed In Action

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