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post Jul 26 2012, 03:32 PM


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The rear end, as seen here, does resemble the rear design of bigger brother Optima K5, but is less sharp and more rounded. The more organic look also can also be seen on the overall shape and sides. Kia says that the all-new C-segment sedan will be longer, wider and lower than the Forte it replaces.

Kia plans to globally unveil the new Forte by the end of 2012. Domestic K3 sales start this year as well, but the international version will start appearing by Q1 2013. Given that the Forte is locally assembled in Malaysia by Naza, it could take a wee bit longer as the factory will need to prepare for the new model.


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post Jul 26 2012, 03:33 PM


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But I liked the new Carens though. Maybe gonna poison dad to trade in his first gen Carens... tongue.gif
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post Jul 26 2012, 03:59 PM


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QUOTE(V12Kompressor @ Jul 26 2012, 10:33 AM)
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But I liked the new Carens though. Maybe gonna poison dad to trade in his first gen Carens... tongue.gif
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drool.gif Look seksi. hehehe
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rear me like
front me feel weird . got some dugong cue.. still prefer the current forte front..my 0.2 cents
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post Jul 26 2012, 05:09 PM


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QUOTE(xin @ Jul 26 2012, 05:08 PM)
rear me like
front me feel weird . got some dugong cue.. still prefer the current forte front..my 0.2 cents
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I thought I'm the only one who don't like the front. biggrin.gif
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over-hyped from the sketches. looks plain to me. i guess they couldn't adapt the new peter schryer language into the fluidic design
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post Jul 26 2012, 05:16 PM


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hopefully it is still priced same as current forte..
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front light abit like bwm?
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QUOTE(monocle @ Jul 26 2012, 05:16 PM)
hopefully it is still priced same as current forte..
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post Jul 26 2012, 05:23 PM


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Why i still feel the old forte more sexy...
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Front look like peugeot lah...
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QUOTE(V12Kompressor @ Jul 26 2012, 03:33 PM)
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But I liked the new Carens though. Maybe gonna poison dad to trade in his first gen Carens... tongue.gif
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why is the rear head rest pull up so high??



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post Jul 26 2012, 06:17 PM


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QUOTE(xin @ Jul 26 2012, 05:08 PM)
rear me like
front me feel weird . got some dugong cue.. still prefer the current forte front..my 0.2 cents
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Rear looks like Audi A4 + BMW 3 series... nice
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post Jul 26 2012, 06:20 PM


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why the back copy the new ford focus??
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post Jul 26 2012, 06:59 PM


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If price is between current Forte and Elantra then this car is considered sold to me. The design concept is like Audi to me, simple yet there is a premium feel to it. Not a surprise since Peter Schreyer was the designer for Audi. I like his concept better than the Hyundai fluidic design. His design will last longer and grows on you.

The front has some shape like Scirocco to me. Looks like a lot of people here prefer Japanese conservative and boring design over European simple but elegance design.

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post Jul 26 2012, 07:27 PM


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wonder this will effect current forte sales or not?
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post Jul 26 2012, 07:29 PM


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why the back seem like very identical to the Elantra??
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Damn chun la! Japs cars better pack up and go home.
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post Jul 26 2012, 07:37 PM


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it more roundnish compare with K5?
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post Jul 26 2012, 09:27 PM


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QUOTE(kianwee @ Jul 26 2012, 05:09 PM)
I thought I'm the only one who don't like the front. biggrin.gif
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Agreed. The front looks kinda weird..the front grill and the headlights blink.gif Would still prefer the current Forte's Front look

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post Jul 26 2012, 09:51 PM


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QUOTE(xin @ Jul 26 2012, 05:08 PM)
rear me like
front me feel weird . got some dugong cue.. still prefer the current forte front..my 0.2 cents
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indeed. you're not the only one who feels the same.
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post Jul 26 2012, 10:05 PM


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i like slightly more edgy and masculine design => current forte
this new k3 body looked slick and amooth, more like elantra than forte to me, no like sad.gif
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post Jul 26 2012, 10:11 PM


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i like the k5 design... and this new k3 looks more like it... so now i am thorn... dunno should wait for this new k3 or jz buy the current model... headache...
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:01 PM


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I curious teh interior design only
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post Jul 26 2012, 11:04 PM


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post Jul 27 2012, 12:20 AM


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QUOTE(fadzly @ Jul 26 2012, 11:04 PM)
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haha the new forte's just another victim of good sketch but poorly distorted end product. the rear of the current one's ugly enough to begin with biggrin.gif

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QUOTE(smongium1984 @ Jul 26 2012, 10:11 PM)
i like the k5 design... and this new k3 looks more like it... so now i am thorn... dunno should wait for this new k3 or jz buy the current model... headache...
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wait, might come on 2013 or 2014.
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QUOTE(stix @ Jul 27 2012, 12:20 AM)
haha the new forte's just another victim of good sketch but poorly distorted end product. the rear of the current one's ugly enough to begin with  biggrin.gif
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but seems majority love it.. just see the paultan post... icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 27 2012, 07:57 PM


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I don't know Peter Schreyer is a Korean bloke. hmm.gif
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post Jul 27 2012, 09:42 PM


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QUOTE(V12Kompressor @ Jul 27 2012, 02:57 PM)
I don't know Peter Schreyer is a Korean bloke. hmm.gif
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yes after he sign with KIA.

his new name become Kim Peter Schreyer
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post Jul 28 2012, 11:09 AM


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QUOTE(Jintex @ Jul 26 2012, 05:39 PM)
Ugly!
If the same design came with a Toyota badge, your comment will be different for sure. How typical. Still cant use your real nick eh? biggrin.gif
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its a mini K5.....and it looks good thumbup.gif
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QUOTE(Area51SE @ Jul 26 2012, 09:27 PM)
Agreed. The front looks kinda weird..the front grill and the headlights  blink.gif Would still prefer the current Forte's Front look
Yes i was kinda disappointed with the actual pic of the front. Seems disjointed with the rest of the car. That upper lip on the headlights gives it a slightly cheapo look. Lets hope, this is not the production car. But the rear is quite sleek and nice.
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QUOTE(IluvProton @ Jul 27 2012, 09:42 PM)
yes after he sign with KIA.

his new name become Kim Peter Schreyer
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post Aug 8 2012, 11:11 PM


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just go and watch about this full video..u will love it when u see it..elegant and aggressive and sport.perfect car.

http://youtu.be/gNSkm3VyCDc
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gotten save bullets for this!! cool.gif cool.gif
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It's looks like degenerate K5...abit weird for me....like stuck at the middle...not forte and not K5...hahha.. still prefer current forte biggrin.gif
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I m prefer the design of current forte, especially with bodykit, more fierce n muscular than k3. icon_rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE(ferrari38 @ Aug 13 2012, 11:05 PM)
I m prefer the design of current forte, especially with bodykit, more fierce n muscular than k3.  icon_rolleyes.gif
Well difficult to say unless u see the car in the flesh. It might be better or worse.
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post Aug 14 2012, 02:47 PM


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Yup,mayb have to wait for the real car.
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i dont think korean only good on drawing,i am here show one of new kia k3 photo to u ..very aggresive and sport look.no matter how ,i am waiting on it..very good look car.Attached Image
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QUOTE(wilsonha @ Aug 15 2012, 02:41 PM)
i dont think korean only good on drawing,i am here show one of new kia k3 photo to u ..very aggresive and sport look.no matter how ,i am waiting on it..very good look car.
Can find any more real actual car pics? Post some links. Thanks
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ugly...more cantik current model
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post Aug 15 2012, 04:19 PM


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currrent model i dont like the front light and too quartet ,.,this version look more sport ,shape round and aggresive .and have led drl front and rear . i love it much than previous .

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QUOTE(wilsonha @ Aug 15 2012, 04:19 PM)
currrent model i dont like the front light.,this version look more sport and aggresive .and have led drl front and rear . i love it much than previous  .
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interior is a big let down. saw some spy pics in another autoblog earlier on. and no, doesn't look like cee'd's interior at all
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interior dont have a clear picture yet.let it get more information then we can know big let down or dumb up or not ..too fast to judge ..let we wait and see more real car picture first..
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do u guys think the price for new forte-K3 will be slightly higher or remain as now?

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QUOTE(wilsonha @ Aug 15 2012, 02:41 PM)
i dont think korean only good on drawing,i am here show one of new kia k3 photo to u ..very aggresive and sport look.no matter how ,i am waiting on it..very good look car.Attached Image
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Peter Schreyer is not korean.
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post Oct 18 2012, 08:37 AM


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Someone spotted the new K3 at Port Klang this week. Probably for JPJ testing. So the launch will not be far away.
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QUOTE(AhNeh @ Oct 17 2012, 09:35 PM)
do u guys think the price for new forte-K3 will be slightly higher or remain as now?

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Haha...what i heard will up around 8k ~ 10k.....jz wait n c.
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Very good looking from that picture

but if the driving experience gonna be same as current forte, then not so appealing
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post Oct 19 2012, 04:59 PM


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hope this sexy car can early sell in malaysia,,kia motor hope u can see my post here.
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Just came from Kia Office. Most probably end of 2013 only arrive...
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QUOTE(digitallife @ Oct 19 2012, 06:02 PM)
Just came from Kia Office. Most probably end of 2013 only arrive...
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and the price range is ? any idea?
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awesomest replacement for K5! KIA is building a good reputation in malaysian market nowadays, hopefully it helps a little in second hand prices
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QUOTE(AhNeh @ Oct 19 2012, 08:01 PM)
and the price range is ? any idea?
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Sorry didn't ask and I doubt the salesman have any idea about the price as off now.
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QUOTE(zephyrus9999 @ Oct 20 2012, 03:11 AM)
awesomest replacement for K5! KIA is building a good reputation in malaysian market nowadays, hopefully it helps a little in second hand prices
K3 is replacement for the current Forte la. Its C segment. K5 is D segment.
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front looks suck a bit too me biggrin.gif
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its look like smaller version of K5.

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QUOTE(kento @ Oct 20 2012, 12:48 PM)
front looks suck a bit too me biggrin.gif
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Not to say suck , It does looks okay...but my personal opinion is that I still prefer the current Forte design which looks more muscular kind especially when it's fitted with bodykit smile.gif

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QUOTE(cybermaster98 @ Oct 20 2012, 08:27 AM)
K3 is replacement for the current Forte la. Its C segment. K5 is D segment.
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ohh my context was, this version outlook is pretty similar to K5, and since most of us cant afford a K5, K3 is a good subtitute for the looks
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QUOTE(zephyrus9999 @ Oct 20 2012, 01:57 PM)
ohh my context was, this version outlook is pretty similar to K5, and since most of us cant afford a K5, K3 is a good subtitute for the looks
Well the rear is similar but the front is quite different. I too prefer the current generation Forte's looks to tis. But this K3 will come on a new platform and more specs. So lets wait and see wht will reach our shores.
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New K3


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Rear View of K3

and another possible variant of front grill design


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rumours that this car been brought in for jpj test, true? when is the launch then ?
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QUOTE(Area51SE @ Oct 20 2012, 01:20 PM)
Not to say suck , It does looks okay...but my personal opinion is that I still prefer the current Forte design which looks more muscular kind especially when it's fitted with bodykit smile.gif
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i really hope it will be launched early january next year... postpone my decision to booked current forte heheh
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QUOTE(kusanagi_kof @ Nov 7 2012, 12:26 PM)
i really hope it will be launched early january next year... postpone my decision to booked current forte heheh
Obviously it wont be launched early next year. I expect a launch sometime May/June 2013.
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There is no news that this car will going to launch in 2013 in Malaysia.
Perhaps have to wait until 2014.
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SA told me k3 will only be start selling in 2014 in m'sia.. not sure if he's lying and only trying to push sale for curent model forte...but in the end, i bought myself a 1.6sx forte instead.. really cant wait.. smile.gif
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SA told me k3 will only be start selling in 2014 in m'sia.. not sure if he's lying and only trying to push sale for curent model forte...but in the end, i bought myself a 1.6sx forte instead.. really cant wait.. smile.gif
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can i know why your guy dont put more 10k for elantra hs 1.6? do your guy think forte is look nice than elantra?
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can i know why your guy dont put more 10k for elantra  hs 1.6? do your guy think forte is look nice than elantra?
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the interior is so nice indeed. a plus point to me: got rear aircon vents!

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no news on the koup version yet?
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New K3
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can i know why your guy dont put more 10k for elantra  hs 1.6? do your guy think forte is look nice than elantra?
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Elantra is too sleek. Not suitable for mature guys. The design will not be long last and easily outdated.
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i think the front grill and the lights kinda weird pair. other than that it looks good smile.gif
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the interior is so nice indeed. a plus point to me: got rear aircon vents!

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when will this reach our shores? looking forward for the launch date. any update guys?
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something tells me this will be priced like the Civic/Altis...instead of a cheap C-Segment alike B-Segment price...

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something tells me this will be priced like the Civic/Altis...instead of a cheap C-Segment alike B-Segment price...

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the front of the current forte is better but everything else looks better on this K3.
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seem new K3 quite interesting... any insider news of the launching date?
heard from my colleague that he heard the radio say it launched at Ayer Keroh today... anyone can verify?
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i think saw someone rdy drivin it lol tday..blue color?
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k3 has reached our shore
http://paultan.org/2012/11/21/spied-kia-k3...potted-on-plus/
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i still like the current forte...its elegant
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i still like the current forte...its elegant
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but no for me, because my bro in law owned it and i see his forte every week till i feel boring... tongue.gif
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as insider news from my friends, most probably will release early of next year as Kia Service Center staffs went for training to learn about Rio and K3... can save some money for it now... smile.gif
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QUOTE(gkl83 @ Nov 23 2012, 06:07 PM)
as insider news from my friends, most probably will release early of next year as Kia Service Center staffs went for training to learn about Rio and K3... can save some money for it now...  smile.gif
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Oh...look like K3 (I think CBU version) will release together with Rio..... rclxms.gif

Since u got insider news, do you know what is the price for new K3, same price? Still remain 1.6 & 2.0? or 1.8?
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Oh...look like K3 (I think CBU version) will release together with Rio..... rclxms.gif

Since u got insider news, do you know what is the price for new K3, same price? Still remain 1.6 & 2.0? or 1.8?
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no idea about details...

but i concerning resales value and spare part availability only...
my colleague's wife having the bad resale value on her Rio...
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i saw them on the road too.. well.. currently i am at BeiJing..
look naiceeee~~
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Don't like the front, back is fine. Interior looks kind of dated from first photo impression, will need a bit more time to warm up to the design.
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I don't understand why some carmakers insists on inundating the steering wheel with buttons. Are we really so busy operating other aspects of the car while we are driving?

It's a road car, not the Millenium Falcon unsure.gif

There are 14 buttons on that steering wheel, a few years ago a typical mobile phone has less buttons than that!

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I don't understand why some carmakers insists on inundating the steering wheel with buttons. Are we really so busy operating other aspects of the car while we are driving?

It's a road car, not the Millenium Falcon  unsure.gif

There are 14 buttons on that steering wheel, a few years ago a typical mobile phone has less buttons than that!
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as believe Kia will strip down most of the feature if K3 on the road of malaysia...
as i can see K3 Korea = K5 Malaysia... somemore going to replace current forte...
i guess the price wont be below RM100k but come with some much of features which almost same with K5 malaysia?
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as believe Kia will strip down most of the feature if K3 on the road of malaysia...
as i can see K3 Korea = K5 Malaysia... somemore going to replace current forte...
i guess the price wont be below RM100k but come with some much of features which almost same with K5 malaysia?
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The front grille doesn't appeal to me.

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New civic will age better compared to this.
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I don't understand why some carmakers insists on inundating the steering wheel with buttons. Are we really so busy operating other aspects of the car while we are driving?

It's a road car, not the Millenium Falcon  unsure.gif

There are 14 buttons on that steering wheel, a few years ago a typical mobile phone has less buttons than that!
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AV controller, Cruise controller and Mobile Phone(Blutooth) controller on the steering wheel would give you more safety when you should, while driving, control it. I don't think it's useless or excessive.

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i wonder, is kia ceed coming to malaysia market?? much nicer to me than k3
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as believe Kia will strip down most of the feature if K3 on the road of malaysia...
as i can see K3 Korea = K5 Malaysia... somemore going to replace current forte...
i guess the price wont be below RM100k but come with some much of features which almost same with K5 malaysia?
I dont think so. Kia seems to be providing full spec cars in Malaysia compared to other manufacturers. These cars will be CBU so will probably be full spec. Even the K5 is the full spec version.

Even the current Forte 2.0L is 97K , how can the new model be less than 100K. Surely will be more but it will still be worth it considering the specs on offer and the fact that its slightly bigger than the current model.


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I think so too. The front of the new Forte seems a bit too radical for me. Doesnt quite suit the car.

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I hate the "bulging" headlights and the front grill, feels like its trying too hard. doh.gif

The only nice thing is the steering console and the center console. More updated compared to current forte.
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when is this coming?
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why the interior of the car still very old skol geh... sweat.gif sweat.gif

exterior a lot improvement.. interior... need to hire another designer kah.. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(cybermaster98 @ Dec 3 2012, 02:05 AM)
I dont think so. Kia seems to be providing full spec cars in Malaysia compared to other manufacturers. These cars will be CBU so will probably be full spec. Even the K5 is the full spec version.

Even the current Forte 2.0L is 97K , how can the new model be less than 100K. Surely will be more but it will still be worth it considering the specs on offer and the fact that its slightly bigger than the current model.
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i referring to 1.6 only as Kia Korea only have 1.6 even for highest spec...
if 1.6 over Rm90k, i may consider other cars instead...
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=k...%2Fpricing.aspx
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=e...ifications.aspx

I guess the K3 korea will strip down some of the feature at Malaysia, because seem K3 Korea's feature = K5 Malaysia's feature...
Hence I think Naza wont slap their own face by using new K3 compete with existing K5... doh.gif

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It will come to Singapore in 2nd half of 2013. Expect here to be slower.
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Kia K3 are manufactured locally... that why it will rebrand to Naza K3 later...
but still Kia Service Center still will service Naza K3 too as 100% same spec...
at least saved some import tax and have better pricing compare to others... smile.gif

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Kia Announces November 2012 Sales Record

Kia’s US-market sales surpass 500,000 mark for the very-first time in company history!

http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/2012/12...ber-2012-sales/


Kia Plans 50 New Models by 2016

http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/2012/11...models-by-2016/


2013 Kia K3 sedan off to a strong start with 20,000 pre-orders

http://www.kia-world.net/index.php/2012/11...3-kia-k3-sedan/

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Any latest news for K3 in Malaysia?
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seems like passenger cabin got more space than current forte. reducing boot volume?
Nice car.
maybe resales value will much better if kia keep coming a nice car in malaysia.
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QUOTE(T3ngK0raK @ Jan 14 2013, 12:52 PM)
seems like passenger cabin got more space than current forte. reducing boot volume?
Nice car.
maybe resales value will much better if kia keep coming a nice car in malaysia.
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Current Forte is based on Lancer platform with wheelbase 2650mm and height 1460mm. Elantra MD is based on new flat floor, wider, longer and lower platform wheelbase 2700mm. Forte 2013 is based on same new platform as Elantra MD.

Kia Forte 2013 will reach our shore as NAZA only refit the doors to get CKD status. New heart for the Forte K3 will be same 1.6L and 1.8L dual CVVT engine + 6AT in Elantra. News in US will have option for more powerful new 2.0L Nu engine.

Price wise, if no change on current NAP, they'll have to check, compare and consider:
1) Rio sedan 1.6 lowest and highest selling price
2) Forte 1.6 lowest selling price

If result is good, they'll bring in both. Else, 1 will be sacrifice as their mindset always think that having both will cannibalise each other if price gap too close, like RM10k. If they rebadged to NAZA, should price at high spec Elantra 1.6. Without rebadge might sell at Altis 1.6 price. Korean car price no longer cheap nowadays.
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Current Forte is based on Lancer platform with wheelbase 2650mm and height 1460mm. Elantra MD is based on new flat floor, wider, longer and lower platform wheelbase 2700mm. Forte 2013 is based on same new platform as Elantra MD.

Kia Forte 2013 will reach our shore as NAZA only refit the doors to get CKD status. New heart for the Forte K3 will be same 1.6L and 1.8L dual CVVT engine + 6AT in Elantra. News in US will have option for more powerful new 2.0L Nu engine.

Price wise, if no change on current NAP, they'll have to check, compare and consider:
1) Rio sedan 1.6 lowest and highest selling price
2) Forte 1.6 lowest selling price

If result is good, they'll bring in both. Else, 1 will be sacrifice as their mindset always think that having both will cannibalise each other if price gap too close, like RM10k. If they rebadged to NAZA, should price at high spec Elantra 1.6. Without rebadge might sell at Altis 1.6 price. Korean car price no longer cheap nowadays.
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My wife is asking for the Hyundai Elantra, but with RM114K price tag with not-so-full-of-accessories, I ask her to wait for Kia K3. Anyone have spec and variant for Malaysia market. A estimate price would be helpful too.
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QUOTE(20v_ke35 @ Jan 26 2013, 10:20 AM)
My wife is asking for the Hyundai Elantra, but with RM114K price tag with not-so-full-of-accessories, I ask her to wait for Kia K3. Anyone have spec and variant for Malaysia market. A estimate price would be helpful too.
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K3 will be at least 10K more than current Forte.

So Forte 1.6SX - 85800, K3 1.6SX would be around 95-96K
Forte 2.0SX - 97800., K3 would be around 107-108K?

Just an estimate. THanks
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QUOTE(Buydirect @ Jan 26 2013, 01:14 PM)
K3 will be at least 10K more than current Forte.

So Forte 1.6SX - 85800, K3  1.6SX would be around 95-96K
Forte 2.0SX - 97800., K3 would be around 107-108K?

Just an estimate. THanks
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You compared Sonata vs Optima and Tucson vs Sportage pricing, Kia not wearing NAZA badge are priced higher than its Hyundai counterpart.

Based on latest NAP pricing, Rio 1.6 will be priced at RM90k+, I don't think the K3 1.6 will be priced anyway close to Elantra, could be close to <RM100k low spec. K3 1.8 could be over RM115k, probably at RM118k anytime. Also, there is K3 2.0L new engine. Wonder NAZA will choose to bring in K3 1.6 & 1.8 or like Honda having only 1.8 & 2.0 or like Toyota having all 3 engine sizes.

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Thanks for the head up. <120K for premium? Then, my money is going to the one that have more accessories to be offered. Just hoping K3 have more that what Elantra had offer in it premium variant. Based from the Kia Korea site, it just ....wow!!!
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If the price exceeds rm86k and it doesn't have all the specs provided by the current 1.6SX Forte, I will not consider the K3.

Somehow I got a feeling Kia is going to go head on competition with the Elantra by selling it between rm96k to rm115k, just a hunch.

I am thinking of waiting for the moment when Kia launches the K3, then the unsold stock of Kia Forte would be given big block discounts.
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QUOTE(Alvin330000421 @ Jan 27 2013, 10:45 AM)
Somehow I got a feeling Kia is going to go head on competition with the Elantra by selling it between rm96k to rm115k, just a hunch.
A reality Malaysians must wake up to. It's a justified asking price for the latest generation of Korean cars.
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A reality Malaysians must wake up to. It's a justified asking price for the latest generation of Korean cars.
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If that is true then in my opinion its not worth buying. What is the justification to raise the price of forte from rm86k to the new K3 to rm96k? There is no new technology, just face lift. Are you willing paying rm10k extra for the facelift? If you are, then be my guest but I am not paying a cent extra.
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A reality Malaysians must wake up to. It's a justified asking price for the latest generation of Korean cars.
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justify? righhhtt rolleyes.gif sweat.gif
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QUOTE(Alvin330000421 @ Jan 28 2013, 11:22 AM)
If that is true then in my opinion its not worth buying. What is the justification to raise the price of forte from rm86k to the new K3 to rm96k? There is no new technology, just face lift. Are you willing paying rm10k extra for the facelift? If you are, then be my guest but I am not paying a cent extra.
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Rest assured K3 will be technologically more advance than the current Forte. Bro, if the car is an entirely NEW model from ground up, it is NOT a facelift. Facelift means cosmetic changes to the bumpers, heard lamp or rear combination lamp etc.
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justify? righhhtt  rolleyes.gif  sweat.gif
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Maybe justified by government? Since the Korea car is more and more competitive, threatening other manufacturer in Malaysia, especially P1 and P2. hmm.gif
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QUOTE(Alvin330000421 @ Jan 27 2013, 10:45 AM)
If the price exceeds rm86k and it doesn't have all the specs provided by the current 1.6SX Forte, I will not consider the K3.

Somehow I got a feeling Kia is going to go head on competition with the Elantra by selling it between rm96k to rm115k, just a hunch.

I am thinking of waiting for the moment when Kia launches the K3, then the unsold stock of Kia Forte would be given big block discounts.
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In my opinion, since there is a price gap between the K3 and Forte, there will NOT be any BIG discount, even when K3 is launched. In pricing sense, Forte is not really competing with K3. Just my 2 cents.



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QUOTE(Alvin330000421 @ Jan 28 2013, 11:22 AM)
If that is true then in my opinion its not worth buying. What is the justification to raise the price of forte from rm86k to the new K3 to rm96k? There is no new technology, just face lift. Are you willing paying rm10k extra for the facelift? If you are, then be my guest but I am not paying a cent extra.
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The current generation Forte is actually based on Elantra HD platform.

Elantra HD is not the current Elantra MD, visual clarification this is the Elantra HD

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Yes, Forte shares the same platform as this 'hideous beast'

K3 will be using the same platform as Elantra MD, much like how Sonata MF jumped in price to Sonata YF as did the Optima to K5, expect the same with Forte to K3.

We're going to hear a lot of people singing 'If this price, Bye Bye K3' but still end up driving one when it launches.

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The current generation Forte is actually based on Elantra HD platform.

Elantra HD is not the current Elantra MD, visual clarification this is the Elantra HD

user posted image

So like I said, we're going to hear a lot of people singing 'If this price, Bye Bye K3' but still end up driving one when it launches.
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Yeah, but I got a tight budget. I can't spend more than rm86k on a car.
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Yeah, but I got a tight budget. I can't spend more than rm86k on a car.
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Doesn't mean the car isn't worth the value. Remember this is a C segment car, where many Japan marque are priced above 100k even for the most basic spec.
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Doesn't mean the car isn't worth the value. Remember this is a C segment car, where many Japan marque are priced above 100k even for the most basic spec.
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hmm.gif how bout compare with preve?
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Doesn't mean the car isn't worth the value. Remember this is a C segment car, where many Japan marque are priced above 100k even for the most basic spec.
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I thought kia forte is a b-segment car like city and vios.

Hah, those jap marques are not worth above 100k.

I test driven the toyota altis 1.6, no VSC ! , damn underpower and the price is 106k. To me its a total rip-off.


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QUOTE(FluidicSculpture @ Jan 28 2013, 09:22 PM)
The current generation Forte is actually based on Elantra HD platform.

Elantra HD is not the current Elantra MD, visual clarification this is the Elantra HD

user posted image
Yes, Forte shares the same platform as this 'hideous beast'

K3 will be using the same platform as Elantra MD, much like how Sonata MF jumped in price to Sonata YF as did the Optima to K5, expect the same with Forte to K3.

We're going to hear a lot of people singing 'If this price, Bye Bye K3' but still end up driving one when it launches.
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Bro, could you let us know the source of this info? Is there a link to any website to verify this info?
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Bro, could you let us know the source of this info? Is there a link to any website to verify this info?
Thanks.
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It's everywhere on the internet, and using a logical argument, why would most preview of the K3 mention it'll be based on the new Elantra MD platform if the current Forte uses MD's platform? You would be reading 'No changes to the platform it is based on'.

Hard to believe but 'latest model' don't always means 'latest generation technology'.

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It's everywhere on the internet, and using a logical argument, why would most preview of the K3 mention it'll be based on the new Elantra MD platform if the current Forte uses MD's platform? You would be reading 'No changes to the platform it is based on'.

Hard to believe but 'latest model' don't always means 'latest generation technology'.
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It's correct to say:

Forte shares Elantra HD platform
K3 shares Elantra MD platform.

When you mention "latest model," you meant Forte and not K3, I assume. Thanks.
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QUOTE(Buydirect @ Jan 31 2013, 02:08 PM)
It's correct to say:

Forte shares Elantra HD platform
K3 shares Elantra MD platform.

When you mention "latest model," you meant Forte and not K3, I assume. Thanks.
What would be the engine capacity of the upcoming K3?
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now the most important question

do you want to be seen driving in ah kia?


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now the most important question

do you want to be seen driving in ah kia?
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Looking at the specs and the acceptable price tag on the all current Kia/Hyundai models, I would not mind it driving one. Plus, the 'K-pop' design have more thumbs up compare to what the current 'Shogun' car maker have to offer in Malaysia market today. Not to forget all the warranty and promotion it have. Very attractive.

Now, I'm sleepless after visiting and test driving the new Kia Optima. If only I could get a raise......now please.
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Read from blogs, the Americans will get 1.8L and 2.0L. Koreans have 1.6L and 1.8L. Naza should bring in only 1.6L so that they don't kill the 1.8L in sales volume and resale value. This is by judging from the way they do with Forte 1.6 and 2.0, they did pretty badly with the 2.0L. That's NAZA only bring in 1 engine this time. Optima only have 2.0L, Sportage only 2.0L, Sorento only 2.4L.

Test unit also don't have, only have when there are owners that have not collected their cars. I don't even want to drive as it might damage somebody's car by revving hard before run in 1000km or increased the mileage, no longer 1st hand like that. So rich but no money to buy test unit with valid license plate for us to test drive each and every model?

The new Rio launched yesterday, I doubt they even have test unit. Next week or 2 might have, if I see no license plate, that should be some new early booked owner's car that they used for test drive. If they still do so, I will not buy Kia at all. Besides, Elantra looks better in overall, at least more original and it's designed by BMW ex-designers.

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QUOTE(goodguyextremist @ Feb 1 2013, 12:30 AM)
Read from blogs, the Americans will get 1.8L and 2.0L. Koreans have 1.6L and 1.8L. Naza should bring in only 1.6L so that they don't kill the 1.8L in sales volume and resale value. This is by judging from the way they do with Forte 1.6 and 2.0, they did pretty badly with the 2.0L. That's NAZA only bring in 1 engine this time. Optima only have 2.0L, Sportage only 2.0L, Sorento only 2.4L.

Test unit also don't have, only have when there are owners that have not collected their cars. I don't even want to drive as it might damage somebody's car by revving hard before run in 1000km or increased the mileage, no longer 1st hand like that. So rich but no money to buy test unit with valid license plate for us to test drive each and every model?

The new Rio launched yesterday, I doubt they even have test unit. Next week or 2 might have, if I see no license plate, that should be some new early booked owner's car that they used for test drive. If they still do so, I will not buy Kia at all. Besides, Elantra looks better in overall, at least more original and it's designed by BMW ex-designers.
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I think Korean only has 1.6 gdi engine rite hmm.gif got to know from KoreaKia website...
Btw, I think the sales of forte 2.0 is not bad la. Quite a lot of ppl driving.
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Looking at the specs and the acceptable price tag on the all current Kia/Hyundai models, I would not mind it driving one. Plus, the 'K-pop' design have more thumbs up compare to what the current 'Shogun' car maker have to offer in Malaysia market today. Not to forget all the warranty and promotion it have. Very attractive.

Now, I'm sleepless after visiting and test driving the new Kia Optima. If only I could get a raise......now please.
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still have feeling not secure with korean car eventho they throw good warranty.. how about their after sales service ya?
AFAIK, toyota is the best coz they keep in touch with u asking about ur car, any problem with it n etc.. nice after sales service.. honda is going that direction too, for mazda n nissan not sure.. so kia?
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still have feeling not secure with korean car eventho they throw good warranty.. how about their after sales service ya?
AFAIK, toyota is the best coz they keep in touch with u asking about ur car, any problem with it n etc.. nice after sales service.. honda is going that direction too, for mazda n nissan not sure.. so kia?
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I would say that Kia after sales service is more o less same with Toyota.
It depends on which sc u visit.
Not all Toyota or Kia sc is the same, I mean in terms of service level.

FYI, I owned a Toyota vios for 7 years and forte for 2 years, that s y I know it very well smile.gif
In fact Kia made cars are reliable and better a lot compared to Toyota made, just engine a bit under refinement.
The rest better than Toyota! thumbup.gif
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QUOTE(ferrari38 @ Feb 4 2013, 10:49 AM)
I would say that Kia after sales service is more o less same with Toyota.
It depends on which sc u visit.
Not all Toyota or Kia sc is the same, I mean in terms of service level.

FYI, I owned a Toyota vios for 7 years and forte for 2 years, that s y I know it very well smile.gif
In fact Kia made cars are reliable and better a lot compared to Toyota made, just engine a bit under refinement.
The rest better than Toyota! thumbup.gif
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I usually go to the Toyota SC at belakong/Cheras Selatan. They never send me any reminder also. But i have stopped visiting them since my car is not under warranty anymore. Never own a Kia yet, but i m quite interested to find out more about K3 ... if not then K5 biggrin.gif
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I usually go to the Toyota SC at belakong/Cheras Selatan.  They never send me any reminder also.  But i have stopped visiting them since my car is not under warranty anymore.  Never own a Kia yet, but i m quite interested to find out more about K3 ... if not then K5 biggrin.gif
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Give it a try man, for me, I never regret! cool2.gif
Some more the resale value not bad too. thumbup.gif
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QUOTE(ferrari38 @ Feb 4 2013, 10:49 AM)
I would say that Kia after sales service is more o less same with Toyota.
It depends on which sc u visit.
Not all Toyota or Kia sc is the same, I mean in terms of service level.

FYI, I owned a Toyota vios for 7 years and forte for 2 years, that s y I know it very well smile.gif
In fact Kia made cars are reliable and better a lot compared to Toyota made, just engine a bit under refinement.
The rest better than Toyota! thumbup.gif
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woa.. ok, which kia SC is good ya? yup, even some of Toyota SC is bad.. i went to shah alam toyota SC, they really take care their customers..
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Give it a try man, for me, I never regret! cool2.gif
Some more the resale value not bad too. thumbup.gif
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how's the resell value for Kia? And which model? I usually heard ppl said it's horrible when it comes to resell value for Kia.
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how's the resell value for Kia? And which model? I usually heard ppl said it's horrible when it comes to resell value for Kia.
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Previous KIA models do have bad resale value. Really bad. But after Forte 2010 model, the rv is improving. Still not high yet but it's showing good improvements.

If KIA continues to deliver good cars, and NAZA continue to give good services (both are getting better), the rv should go higher.
People also need to open their hearts, give it a try.

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Previous KIA models do have bad resale value. Really bad. But after Forte 2010 model, the rv is improving. Still not high yet but it's showing good improvements.

If KIA continues to deliver good cars, and NAZA continue to give good services (both are getting better), the rv should go higher.
People also need to open their hearts, give it a try.
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ok ... good to hear that. Actually to be honest, i prefer kia or hyundai model more than toyota and honda now smile.gif obviously their designs are way better and also they willing to give more features and just made me feel that worth buying. But of course not too sure about the quality la. I only can compare with Vios but the quality also not that great only IMO. Waiting for K3 but no idea when they are launching ...
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rear me like
front me feel weird . got some dugong cue.. still prefer the current forte front..my 0.2 cents
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the front grill is just... err....
maybe if enhance it will give a more pretty dugong?
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QUOTE(jootat @ Feb 5 2013, 10:19 AM)
ok ... good to hear that. Actually to be honest, i prefer kia or hyundai model more than toyota and honda now smile.gif obviously their designs are way better and also they willing to give more features and just made me feel that worth buying. But of course not too sure about the quality la. I only can compare with Vios but the quality also not that great only IMO.  Waiting for K3 but no idea when they are launching ...
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u can do a used car price survey via internet.
My car is forte 2.0 6speed year 2011. I think most of the dealers are selling at 83k for 2 years old car which I think is still not bad cool2.gif FYI, my fc also not bad, 50 Ron 95 can last for 330+- km.75% hiway and 25% city. thumbup.gif

Btw, in terms of quality wise, do u think T & H quality so good?
I would say it's all depends on yr luck.

My vios had engine knocking sound for the last 7 yrs but the sc still not able to solve it, the features provided are so kosong, like proton wira jer. doh.gif
Moreover, my uncle 2008 Camry also facing a lot of noise issue until sold it off last year becoz the sc want him to spend around 10k to fix some parts doh.gif

Anywhere, u can think about it carefully, money is yrs.
Either u want to enjoy yr new car with full of gadgets or being a slave to brand loyalty cool2.gif
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QUOTE(ferrari38 @ Feb 5 2013, 11:18 AM)
u can do a used car price survey via internet.
My car is forte 2.0 6speed year 2011. I think most of the dealers are selling at 83k for 2 years old car which I think is still not bad cool2.gif FYI, my fc also not bad, 50 Ron 95 can last for 330+- km.75% hiway and 25% city. thumbup.gif

Btw, in terms of quality wise, do u think T & H quality so good?
I would say it's all depends on yr luck.

My vios had engine knocking sound for the last 7 yrs but the sc still not able to solve it, the features provided are so kosong, like proton wira jer. doh.gif
Moreover, my uncle 2008 Camry also facing a lot of noise issue until sold it off last year becoz the sc want him to spend around 10k to fix some parts doh.gif

Anywhere, u can think about it carefully, money is yrs.
Either u want to enjoy yr new car with full of gadgets or being a slave to brand loyalty cool2.gif
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QUOTE(jootat @ Feb 5 2013, 11:27 AM)
nah ... i am not a brand loyalty customer to T or neither H (never their customer before).  icon_rolleyes.gif
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Opps...sorry tongue.gif
Wish u can get your favourite car in 2013 icon_rolleyes.gif
Btw, I think the new forte is not bad, initially looks ugly at the front but, now, the more I see, the more I fall in love with it wub.gif in fact the front looks quite nice and fierce from different angle, u can search a few video from YouTube and u will know then smile.gif .
Some more the new forte comes with few more awesome features (don't know about Malaysia spec), if the price is within my budget, I might change my current forte wink.gif
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Opps...sorry tongue.gif
Wish u can get your favourite car in 2013 icon_rolleyes.gif
Btw, I think the new forte is not bad, initially looks ugly at the front but, now, the more I see, the more I fall in love with it wub.gif in fact the front looks quite nice and fierce from different angle, u can search a few video from YouTube and u will know then smile.gif .
Some more the new forte comes with few more awesome features (don't know about Malaysia spec), if the price is within my budget, I might change my current forte wink.gif
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haahaa ... not sure when they going to launch. Actually i have been waiting for quite some time already. If budget fit then i will go for it. I have no issues with the design. IMO, now car designers tends to focus on the rear instead of the front. Probably because most of the time, ppl will be admiring ur car from your back during traffic jam? LOL!
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QUOTE(jootat @ Feb 5 2013, 10:19 AM)
ok ... good to hear that. Actually to be honest, i prefer kia or hyundai model more than toyota and honda now smile.gif obviously their designs are way better and also they willing to give more features and just made me feel that worth buying. But of course not too sure about the quality la. I only can compare with Vios but the quality also not that great only IMO.  Waiting for K3 but no idea when they are launching ...
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Our family had a 2005 Kia Spectra. The car itself is ok. But some parts wear out too quickly. And service centers were so-so. After 7 years, I changed to Forte. I can really feel the improvements. So far car service also quite good. I guess both Naza & Kia are doing good in raising their game.
Take it from someone who has actually driven an older gen of Kia and now (still) driving the next gen of Kia. Some of my family members were very skeptical when I said want to buy Kia Forte. But once I got the car and let them have a drive, everybody were smiling.
And K3 is a newer gen. So, it should be better than the good Forte.

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Opps...sorry tongue.gif
Wish u can get your favourite car in 2013 icon_rolleyes.gif
Btw, I think the new forte is not bad, initially looks ugly at the front but, now, the more I see, the more I fall in love with it wub.gif in fact the front looks quite nice and fierce from different angle, u can search a few video from YouTube and u will know then smile.gif .
Some more the new forte comes with few more awesome features (don't know about Malaysia spec), if the price is within my budget, I might change my current forte wink.gif
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Agreed! Also, cars look better in front of your eyes compared to on the monitor tongue.gif
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWjK4cG-Yc...be_gdata_player

A promising feedback from US. Hopefully Malaysian version won't have lower quality.
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IMO, now car designers tends to focus on the rear instead of the front. Probably because most of the time, ppl will be admiring ur car from your back during traffic jam? LOL!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWjK4cG-Yc...be_gdata_player

A promising feedback from US. Hopefully Malaysian version won't have lower quality.
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Hoping some aftermarket mod can sort out the ugly front grille.
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I also wonder why the front grill is designed like that. It could be nice if it combine the current Forte front grill with the new rear of K3.

As other said, it might be diff feeling when the car is in front of us and when we in daily, looking at the car...in the end we can accept the design.
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cool ... thumbup.gif can't wait to see the actual car smile.gif

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I also wonder why the front grill is designed like that. It could be nice if it combine the current Forte front grill with the new rear of K3.

As other said, it might be diff feeling when the car is in front of us and when we in daily, looking at the car...in the end we can accept the design.
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may be they want to standardize their design. You see sportage, K5 and etc, the front seems like the same.
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I also wonder why the front grill is designed like that. It could be nice if it combine the current Forte front grill with the new rear of K3.

As other said, it might be diff feeling when the car is in front of us and when we in daily, looking at the car...in the end we can accept the design.
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I think they are trying to copy latest BMW 3 series. You add centre vertical line and it'll be BMW grill. The headlamp joining grill is reminiscent of BMW copy thumbup.gif
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K3 5 door hatchback pictures is leaked
Dont ask if its really really real tho lol tongue.gif

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Turbo should reach here by that time hopefully
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K3 5 door hatchback pictures is leaked

Turbo should reach here by that time hopefully
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There wont be a hatchback version for the K3 in Malaysia. And i dont think the Turbo would be introduced here. If it was possible, im sure Naza would have brought in the Optima Turbo instead of the MPI.
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K3 (1.6cc) going to launch in Singapore around 2nd or 3rd quarter..


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hopefully it is still priced same as current forte..
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What a handsome grill the K3 hatchback has. Hope it be available on Malaysian K3.
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K3 5 door hatchback pictures is leaked
Dont ask if its really really real tho lol  tongue.gif

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Here is the first video review I guess
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this car compete direct with the coming new nissan slyphy 2013?
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this car compete direct with the coming new nissan slyphy 2013?
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compete with any C segmet car such as slyhpy, altis, focus, preve, inspira, etc
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the hatch front grille much better than the big nose wor..
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http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/kia/...eview-2412.html

Some more test drive review. ^^
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Heard Some says it going to Launching around this June and based on this article http://salam.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/article...ih/2013/Article The K3 here will also has the SPAS (Smart Parking Assist) hopefully it true
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Heard Some says it going to Launching around this June and based on this article http://salam.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/article...ih/2013/Article  The K3 here will also has the SPAS (Smart Parking Assist) hopefully it true
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Glad to hear that smile.gif
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Yes Nice, I'm also in Dilemma to buy Civic or K3 at first. But after I read this article I think maybe I will stick to K3 based on it feature almost like Ford Focus but maybe with less price then Focus Titanium +. But need to wait until it launching before decided
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Yes Nice, I'm also in Dilemma to buy Civic or K3 at first. But after I read this article I think maybe I will stick to K3 based on it feature almost like Ford Focus but maybe with less price then Focus Titanium +. But need to wait until it launching before decided
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haha ... hopefully by end of Q2 we will have the chance to see the actual car and test drive. planning to change car by end of this year ... let's see
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haha ... hopefully by end of Q2 we will have the chance to see the actual car and test drive.  planning to change car by end of this year ... let's see
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Yes.. hopefully the price for premium version is not exceed 115K
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if more than that then might consider K5 instead
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Yes of Course, but I don't think Naza Malaysia will priced it too high.
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I should take back my meme. K3 looks awsome now.

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QUOTE(AMLAN @ Mar 18 2013, 02:07 PM)
Yes Nice, I'm also in Dilemma to buy Civic or K3 at first. But after I read this article I think maybe I will stick to K3 based on it feature almost like Ford Focus but maybe with less price then Focus Titanium +. But need to wait until it launching before decided
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Pricing for K3 is expected to be in the region of 95-98K from reliable sources. It will come with an improved engine and specs compared to the current Forte. It's definately worth waiting for...Cheers!
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QUOTE(Buydirect @ Mar 18 2013, 07:17 PM)
Pricing for K3 is expected to be in the region of 95-98K from reliable sources. It will come with an improved engine and specs compared to the current Forte. It's definately worth waiting for...Cheers!
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Wow that's a good news, But I think maybe that price is for the 1.6 High Specs version. For 2.0 Premium I'm expecting around 105k to 114 (the same like Elantra 1.8). but hopefully Naza will price it more competitive. Cant wait for this, hopefully around this June smile.gif

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QUOTE(Buydirect @ Mar 18 2013, 07:17 PM)
Pricing for K3 is expected to be in the region of 95-98K from reliable sources. It will come with an improved engine and specs compared to the current Forte. It's definately worth waiting for...Cheers!
This is for which model? How many models will Malaysia have? Launch date?
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which engine, 1.8 or 2.0?

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Will the Koreans place a small engine in a big heavy car again?

There is a reason why the Civic was always 1.8l minimum.

Will it still be all show and no go? Is that what buyers of our soil prefer?

Until now i couldn't digest how a 1.3+- tonne Elantra can run on a 1.6l engine. doh.gif
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Which engine? When can preorder smile.gif?

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QUOTE(dtna7 @ Mar 19 2013, 01:57 AM)
Will the Koreans place a small engine in a big heavy car again?

There is a reason why the Civic was always 1.8l minimum.

Will it still be all show and no go? Is that what buyers of our soil prefer?

Until now i couldn't digest how a 1.3+- tonne Elantra can run on a 1.6l engine. doh.gif
Yup gotta agree with you here. Except for the turbo cars, the other NA engines are underpowered except the Forte 2.0L. K5 is underpowered.
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QUOTE(AMLAN @ Mar 18 2013, 08:57 PM)
Wow that's a good news, But I think maybe that price is for the 1.6 High Specs version. For 2.0 Premium I'm expecting  around 105k to 114 (the same like Elantra 1.8). but hopefully Naza will price it more competitive. Cant wait for this, hopefully around this June  smile.gif
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that's what im seeing too.. consider new slyphy might launch about the same periods(maybe)..the price can make them go direct competing each other
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Will the Koreans place a small engine in a big heavy car again?

There is a reason why the Civic was always 1.8l minimum.

Will it still be all show and no go? Is that what buyers of our soil prefer?

Until now i couldn't digest how a 1.3+- tonne Elantra can run on a 1.6l engine. doh.gif
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Civic and Altis in Singapore is always come in 1.6L or 2.0L.. There is no 1.8L for them actually..
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Yup gotta agree with you here. Except for the turbo cars, the other NA engines are underpowered except the Forte 2.0L. K5 is underpowered.
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its okay, there is still rio 1.4 and forte 1.6 accompany k5
oso got saga blm, persona, exora, etc, etc, so many underpowered cars as i read from this forum biggrin.gif

actually personally i think underpowered or not depends pretty much on individual.
those who said that or that is underpowered probably drive a 2.4 or higher/better car, these upgraded from 1.0 or 1.3 probably wont complaint much.


d segment - 2.0 underpowered, >2.0 ok
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QUOTE(AMLAN @ Mar 18 2013, 08:57 PM)
Wow that's a good news, But I think maybe that price is for the 1.6 High Specs version. For 2.0 Premium I'm expecting  around 105k to 114 (the same like Elantra 1.8). but hopefully Naza will price it more competitive. Cant wait for this, hopefully around this June  smile.gif
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will naza get in the 2.0 engine for K3?
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Yes Naza will bring 2.0 model based on this article  http://salam.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/article...ih/2013/Article
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Ok cool. then let's just wait till they officially launch in Msia smile.gif few more months to go only, can't wait to see the actual car.
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K3 5 door hatchback pictures is leaked
Dont ask if its really really real tho lol  tongue.gif

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Got 1.6 and possible 2.0. Does it mean no 1.8?
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1.8 is elantra platform...i think they wont share it with K3...probably just stick to 1.6 & 2.0
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post Mar 23 2013, 11:44 AM


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QUOTE(dtna7 @ Mar 19 2013, 01:57 AM)
Will the Koreans place a small engine in a big heavy car again?

There is a reason why the Civic was always 1.8l minimum.

Will it still be all show and no go? Is that what buyers of our soil prefer?

Until now i couldn't digest how a 1.3+- tonne Elantra can run on a 1.6l engine. doh.gif
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Yeap. Elantra 1.6 is srsly pathetic. Can hardly move. 1.8 slightly better but still no real oomph. Just for simple normal crusing. Doesnt really have the oomph in a honda ivtec engine.
The forte 1.6 has a terrible engine.

Already underpowered summore sucks fuel like water. Cant imagine how much fuel the 2.0 will drink
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post Mar 23 2013, 01:32 PM


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QUOTE(Mamapapamsia @ Mar 23 2013, 11:44 AM)
Yeap. Elantra 1.6 is srsly pathetic. Can hardly move. 1.8 slightly better but still no real oomph. Just for simple normal crusing. Doesnt really have the oomph in a honda ivtec engine.
The forte 1.6 has a terrible engine.

Already underpowered summore sucks fuel like water. Cant imagine how much fuel the 2.0 will drink
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My 2.0 6speed forte rm50 Ron95 can run 330km+- cool2.gif
Roughly same with my ex-car Vios whistling.gif
Btw, 75% hiway and 25% city.
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post Mar 23 2013, 02:53 PM


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QUOTE(goodguyextremist @ Mar 22 2013, 10:07 PM)
Got 1.6 and possible 2.0. Does it mean no 1.8?
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My guess is that it will be 1.6 and 2.0 only. 1.6 to offer at the lowest price point possible (with maximized specs) and 2.0 for performance hungry buyers! :-)

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post Mar 24 2013, 10:39 AM


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QUOTE(ferrari38 @ Mar 23 2013, 01:32 PM)
My 2.0 6speed forte rm50 Ron95 can run 330km+- cool2.gif
Roughly same with my ex-car Vios whistling.gif
Btw, 75% hiway and 25% city.
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high CC engines for a C seg can't really get any worst for highway cruising.

its the City FC that's very disturbing. doh.gif
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QUOTE(dtna7 @ Mar 24 2013, 10:39 AM)
high CC engines for a C seg can't really get any worst for highway cruising.

its the City FC that's very disturbing.  doh.gif
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No doubt high cc car consume more fuel for city drive.
If you want good fc for city drive, get full hybrid car lah...or viva 660,the best in its class tongue.gif

My point here is among all the 2.0 cars, forte fc consider quite good ady, at least better than civic 2.0, becoz I driven civic 2.0 for 1 week before, can't even get 300km doh.gif
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post Mar 24 2013, 04:56 PM


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Pricing for K3 should be 88K for 1.6 low spec, 94-95K for 1.6 high spec. Price will lower than elentra at least 3-4K, as naza always aim to outsell them.
The improved 1.6 engine should be ok, 130hp compare to current 124hp. Bear in mind that k3 mostly will lighter than current forte, current 1350kg, k3 around 1200kg. Base on http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/kia..._1_4d/2013.html

If the k3 really 1.2ton, or even 1.25ton, with 130hp, i would say it perform better than current, bang for bucks?

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post Mar 25 2013, 09:25 PM


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QUOTE(Mamapapamsia @ Mar 23 2013, 11:44 AM)
Yeap. Elantra 1.6 is srsly pathetic. Can hardly move. 1.8 slightly better but still no real oomph. Just for simple normal crusing. Doesnt really have the oomph in a honda ivtec engine.
The forte 1.6 has a terrible engine.

Already underpowered summore sucks fuel like water. Cant imagine how much fuel the 2.0 will drink
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What car are you comparing to? Vios 1.5? Elantra 1.6 FC already beaten City and on par with current Altis 1.6 in city driving. Old Forte 1.6 FC somewhere close to non-FL ALtis 1.6 '08.
0-100km/h comparison:
Elantra 1.6 in 11.5s
Forte 1.6 in 11.5s
Altis 1.6 in 11.8s
Vios 11.8s
City 12s

Old Forte 1.6 empty weight with full tank is 1261kg. Elantra 1.6 weight 1220kg. New K3 should be similar to Elantra at 1220kg. Elantra 1.6 FC in mild city driving at 12km/L while Forte at 10.6km/L. Heavy traffic jam, both reduced by 1.6km/L more.

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post Mar 25 2013, 11:03 PM


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I saw a pic from paultan and noted that malaysia k3 version have different type of rear light design, more like a cheaper one. Is that true ?
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post Mar 25 2013, 11:10 PM


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This one...

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Yes, should be that 1, hopefully is only for low spec model, if happen to all spec and cc, den really wtf.
And also pray that the spec wont differ much...
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QUOTE(hamtaro98 @ Mar 25 2013, 11:10 PM)
This one...
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this is the cheapo 1?
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QUOTE(Mamapapamsia @ Mar 23 2013, 11:44 AM)
Yeap. Elantra 1.6 is srsly pathetic. Can hardly move. 1.8 slightly better but still no real oomph. Just for simple normal crusing. Doesnt really have the oomph in a honda ivtec engine.
The forte 1.6 has a terrible engine.

Already underpowered summore sucks fuel like water. Cant imagine how much fuel the 2.0 will drink
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QUOTE(goodguyextremist @ Mar 25 2013, 09:25 PM)
What car are you comparing to? Vios 1.5? Elantra 1.6 FC already beaten City and on par with current Altis 1.6 in city driving. Old Forte 1.6 FC somewhere close to non-FL ALtis 1.6 '08.
0-100km/h comparison:
Elantra 1.6 in 11.5s
Forte 1.6 in 11.5s
Altis 1.6 in 11.8s
Vios 11.8s
City 12s

Old Forte 1.6 empty weight with full tank is 1261kg. Elantra 1.6 weight 1220kg. New K3 should be similar to Elantra at 1220kg. Elantra 1.6 FC in mild city driving at 12km/L while Forte at 10.6km/L. Heavy traffic jam, both reduced by 1.6km/L more.
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just plain basher, look at how he present his statement. no point explain so much lol.
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