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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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2 weeks ago

Kia Sedona becomes a mobile bar for SEMA

Nov 4 2014 4:40pm CST | Source: World Car Fans

Kia has unveiled a handful of sporty concepts at SEMA. One of the highlights is the Ballast Point Sedona which is being billed as "one of the most heavily modified SEMA vehicles Kia has ever produced. ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Kia Gives The K900 What It Has Always Needed: Rear-Mounted Turbos

Nov 4 2014 4:17pm CST | Source: Jalopnik

The Kia K900 has been a free ice cream cone on the coldest day of winter kind of car . What does this expensive robot not-BMW need to fix its lackluster sales? Not rear turbos!Read mo ...
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2 weeks ago

Kia at SEMA: A Soul EV, K900, and Sedona Minivan We Actually Dig

Nov 4 2014 10:50am CST | Source: Car and Driver

Kia has a big presence every year at SEMA show in Las Vegas, and this year its footprint is particularly large, as it display some of its biggest products, plus a couple of trailers, with the theme of “A Day at the Races.” The first, and most interesting of the rides we’ve seen so far is the battleship gray High Performance K900, which we covered last week even though there wasn’t a whole lot of information about it at the time. We’re not sure where or why anyone w ...
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2 weeks ago

Police Tracking Technology, 2015 Kia Forte, 2014 SEMA Show: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nov 4 2014 9:30am CST | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Ford Develops New Way Of Tracking Police Actions To Save Lives & Boost Public Confidence America's police have an image problem. As kids, many of us are introduced to Officer Friendly, and we're taught that police are forces for good. 2015 Kia Forte Review The 2015 Kia Forte is a great example of how compa ...
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2 weeks ago

Hyundai/Kia MPG Fudging Nets $100 Million Fine from EPA

Nov 3 2014 1:56pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department just settled with Hyundai and Kia to the tune of $100 million, the largest Clean Air Act penalty ever assigned. The fine stems from claims that the Korean carmakers sold 1.2 million cars in the U.S. with overly optimistic fuel-economy ratings. The EPA contends that the vehicles sold under the inaccurate fuel-mileage ratings contributed more than 5.2 million unaccounted tons of greenhouse gases beyond what the companies estimate ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Hyundai and Kia fined US$100 million for overstated fuel economy

Nov 3 2014 1:20pm CST | Source: Driving Canada

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles. The penalty, announced Monday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, is the first under new rules aimed at limiting the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit. Those regulations are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s plans to combat global ...
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2 weeks ago

Official: Hyundai-Kia fuel-economy errors trigger $300M in federal penalties [w/video]

Nov 3 2014 11:58am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hyundai, Kia, Earnings/Financials Hyundai and Kia are getting more than a slap on the wrist for overstating the fuel economy of an estimated 1.2-million vehicles in their 2011-2013 model ranges. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board are hitting the automakers with collective penalties valued at around $300 million for Clean Air Act violations. This amount includes $100-million in civil penalties ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Hyundai And Kia Out $745 Million Over False MPG Claims

Nov 3 2014 10:48am CST | Source: Jalopnik

Hyundai and Kia just agreed to settle a case with the US government for overstating the gas mileage claims on about 900,000 of its cars a few years back. The final toll comes to approximately $745 million, including a $100 million fin ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Department of Justice Fines Hyundai-Kia $100 Million

Nov 3 2014 10:40am CST | Source: Cars.com

Two years ago, after an EPA investigation spurred by consumer complaints, Hyundai and Kia announced they would reimburse owners of about 900,000 vehicles for misstated fuel economy ratings; today the Department of Justice is leveling a related $100 million civil penalty against the Korean automakers. They have also agreed to spend approximately $50 million on programs to prevent future violations as well as forfeit 4.75 million ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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2 weeks ago

October Electric-Car Sales, 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Range, 2015 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Nov 3 2014 10:30am CST | Source: Green Car Reports

Today we have the first plug-in electric car sales figures for October, the EPA range and efficiency figures for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, and the fourth of our five 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees, the 2015 Kia Soul EV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's bigge ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 

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