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We’ve seen the officially released sketches of the next-generation Kia Forte earlier this week, now let’s have a look at the tail end of what seems like the actual car. The new Forte will be known as the Kia K3 in its home market.

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.

Click here to read more about the next Forte and see the sketches.