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Old 01-11-2018, 07:42 PM
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Default 2019 Kia Forte

Do design sketches from the manufacturer go in the Spy Shots or in New Cars?

Didn't realize the car was being re-designed.

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2019-...ation-stinger/

Looks very "European" to me. No surprises from the interior, and I actually don't mind the "floating touchscreen" look.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:46 PM
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Do design sketches from the manufacturer go in the Spy Shots or in New Cars?

Didn't realize the car was being re-designed.

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2019-...ation-stinger/

Looks very "European" to me. No surprises from the interior, and I actually don't mind the "floating touchscreen" look.
Spy shots, I suppose. There are some actual shots of it here:





http://www.burlappcar.com/2018/01/2019-kia-forte.html

It makes sense that it looks "European" this time...it's reported that it is essentially merging with the C'eed, just in sedan form (so we might actually get the hatch here as well as a Forte variant).
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:39 PM
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It looks good from the sketches, but dull (like the hatch version) from the spy shots.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:30 AM
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I wonder if Hyundai-Kia will reduce the duplication of their vehicular offerings. Do we really need an Elantra and a Forte...a Sonata and an Optima...
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:16 AM
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I wonder if Hyundai-Kia will reduce the duplication of their vehicular offerings. Do we really need an Elantra and a Forte...a Sonata and an Optima...
Just like GMC/Chevy overlap, if it ain't broke.... I assume if they calculated the expense of two lines of similar cars wasn't offset by added sales/revenues, they'd condense the lineup. They can also go the Acura/Honda route, which is what I thought would happen had Genesis not spun off.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:26 AM
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Just like GMC/Chevy overlap, if it ain't broke.....
sedans = broke (sic)
pickups / crossovers = growth sector
apples-to-oranges illustration
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:52 AM
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sedans = broke (sic)
pickups / crossovers = growth sector
apples-to-oranges illustration
Luckily most management is a little more long term in their strategy than you. Otherwise GMC wouldn’t have survived periods of $5/gallon gas prices
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:43 AM
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Luckily most management is a little more long term in their strategy than you. Otherwise GMC wouldn’t have survived periods of $5/gallon gas prices
And you completely missed the point...or pretended to.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:11 AM
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I wonder if Hyundai-Kia will reduce the duplication of their vehicular offerings. Do we really need an Elantra and a Forte...a Sonata and an Optima...
I always thought it was a good idea to differ the same product base to gain a broader consumer spectrum. Hyundai models could lean more towards comfort and Kia models would have a sportier edge. A good example was the previous generation Sonata and Optima. Same car underneath but different executions and characteristics. Though nowadays all cars have to be all things to all people it seems.
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