Kia targets 410,000 global sales of new Forte in 2013
The redesigned Forte -- sold as the K3 in Korea -- goes on sale in the U.S. next year.
SEOUL (Reuters) -- Kia Motors Corp., an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co., said on Monday that it aims to sell 410,000 new Forte compact cars globally next year and increase the number to 500,000 in 2014.
The South Korean carmaker launched a fully revamped version of the model -- its top-selling vehicle last year -- for the home market on Monday, with a plan to roll out the car in the United States, China and other key markets by next year.
In a related matter, Kia Motors' vice chairman said on Monday the company expects to meet this year's global sales target of 2.71 million vehicles despite recent partial stoppages at South Korean plants, saying it will try to make up lost production with extra work.
Hank Lee also said Kia was considering adding more production capacity in
overseas markets, saying it is deliberating where and when the possible expansion might be.Contact Automotive News