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Kia GT Coupe Concept to Hit Dealerships in 2016
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Kia GT Coupe Concept to Hit Dealerships in 2016

Oct 29 2013, 11:31am CDT | by

Kia also admits to wanting a MX-5 competitor

Kia has announced that a production version of its GT Coupe concept will hit showrooms in 2016. The GT Coupe will be based on the rear-wheel drive concept car that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt...

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Kia GT Coupe Concept to Hit Dealerships in 2016

Oct 29 2013, 11:31am CDT | by

Kia also admits to wanting a MX-5 competitor

Kia has announced that a production version of its GT Coupe concept will hit showrooms in 2016. The GT Coupe will be based on the rear-wheel drive concept car that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite being based on a rear wheel drive platform, the car is expected to be front-wheel-drive since the only rear wheel drive platform Kia has is a long wheelbase executive car.

Speaking to Auto Express, Soon-Nam Lee, Kia’s vice-president of overseas marketing, said: “We have plans to build a GT – we spoke about it at our global marketing conference in Singapore. We’ll be mainly targeting the end of 2016 or early 2017.”

Kia is also tipped to be showing off a new roadster concept in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia has made no bones about saying that it wanted MX-5 rival in the company lineup. There's no word on what sort of powertrain the Kia roadster might have but if it's front-wheel-drive it won't be much of a MX-5 competitor.

 
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2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list revealed

Aug 1 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. This is the first time we can recall the eligible nominees in the truck/utility segment outnumbering the number of qualifying cars. 'Back to school' ads are are spooling up on TVs and in newspapers everywhere, and the auto industry's model picture is pretty clear for 2015, which means it's time for a new North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list. For 2015, the jury will consider some 28 entrants in the car category, and 2 ...
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Be a star in a reasonably priced car with the Top Gear Track Experience

Aug 1 2014 7:01am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Videos, UK, TV/Movies You're at the Dunsfold Aerodrome - more popularly known as the Top Gear test track - behind the wheel of a Kia Cee'd. You've got raw talent and know the lines because The Stig just showed them to you. So you cross the finish line in record time, knocking all the other celebrities off the top of the leaderboard. But you're not a celebrity, and nobody's interested in how fast yo ...
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2015 Kia Forte

Jul 31 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Compact sedans have been becoming a lot more stylish and attractive as of late, and the 2015 Kia Forte is a great example of the trend. With a swoopy profile and sharp styling elements, it doesn't simply look like an abbreviated mid-size sedan; and with decent performance, an excellent feature set, three b ...
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2015 Kia Cadenza adds features, starts at $35,700

Jul 31 2014 6:46pm CDT | Source: KBB

Rolling into its sophomore season, the 2015 Kia Cadenza gets a number of enhancements to make this premium full-size sedan even more competitive against rivals like the new Acura TLX, Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Impala, Toyota Avalon a ...
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Bret Michaels Poisons Nissan's commercial trucking ops

Jul 31 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Work, Nissan, Celebrities Mötley Crüe isn't the only 1980s hair-metal band getting into the world of auto promotion. Poison frontman and reality show star Bret Michaels is following their lead and doing some advertising of his own. Where the Crüe have been all over the airwaves in recent years with a Super Bowl ad for Kia and music licensing with Dodge, Michaels has taken a very ...
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Here’s Why Kia Is The Biggest Threat to Mercedes-Benz

Jul 30 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It's one of life's simple truths: automotive journalists get to have all the fun. You know it. Your friends know it. Your wife knows it. And now, I especially know it, because I recently got the chance to spend a few days driving the all-new Kia Forte. It was an excellent experience, and I strongly recommend that you give it a try, assuming your local Enterprise hasn't run out o ...
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2015 Kia Cadenza revealed with minor updates

Jul 30 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Kia has announced a series of changes of the 2015 Cadenza. They mostly involve additional standard equipment on the range ...
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Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Toug ...
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Gnarly! Fiat 500L–Vans Concept Debuts at Vans U.S. Open of Surfing

Jul 30 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Sometimes when you take an ungainly car and cover it with tons of crap it can come out kind of nifty-looking. If that weren’t possible, SEMA wouldn’t be a thing. At the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing last weekend in Huntington Beach, California, Fiat debuted a high-riding, surfer-inspired concept version of its none-too-fetching 500L dubbed, not coincidentally, the 500L–Vans. Turns out, when festooned with a two-tone paint job, ...
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Next-Gen Kia Sorento Previewed in Teaser Sketch, Debuts Next Month

Jul 29 2014 10:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

The Kia Sorento is about to undergo a redesign for its next generation, as this teaser sketch shows.Kia has announced that the third-generation Sorento crossover will be unveiled in Korea next month. Though the Kia Sorento just received an extensive refresh for the 2014 model year, the Korean automaker says the next model will be "all-new" and feature "bold, swept-back exterior styling." That styling is previewed in ...
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