This model was sold as Cerato in Europe. The first generation of this vehicle as a five-door hatchback was introduced in 2000. Kia Forte with two types of gasoline engines 1.6L and 2.0L is appointed mainly for American market. The smaller engine has the power of 92 kW (124 ps). In the middle of 2009 latest, Forte in sedan version should appear in the USA and by the end of 2009 in Europe.