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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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Video: Kia K900 looks, sounds snarly with forced induction in SEMA preview

Oct 25 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Sedan, Performance, Videos, Kia Kia is getting all set for this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and among its vehicles is something that seems pretty mean. The Korean company is keeping details quiet about what's under the hood of what it calls the High-Performance K900, but from listening to this video it certainly sounds fantastic with quite a meaty growl. There might be some form of forced induction going on, though we ...
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Frosty Tide: Jeep Bringing a Pair of Curiously Named Renegade Concepts to the 2014 SEMA Show

Oct 24 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The connotations might seem undesirable, but here is some “frostbite” you wouldn’t mind getting and a “riptide” you might wish to get caught in. We are talking, of course, about two special variations of the diminutive 2015 Renegade, which Jeep has prepared for the upcoming mod-crazy SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Renegade Frostbite, painted in white with blue front grille surroundings, partially blue wheels, and blue mirror caps, plays a somewhat Arctic theme. The motif carr ...
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2016 Kia Optima breaks down on the Nurburgring

Oct 24 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A 2016 Kia Optima prototype has broken down on the Nürburgring ...
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Student-Designed Visio.M EV Concept: How BMW’s i3 Should Have Looked

Oct 24 2014 12:59pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

BMW’s i3 electric hatchback is a lot of things—efficient, futuristic, packed with technology—but it isn’t exactly what you’d call handsome, at least not in the traditional sense. Students at the Technical University Munich (TUM), with backing from both BMW and Daimler, have come up with a solution—well, more of an alternative—in the form of an electric car that looks remarkably similar to the i3, albeit better-looking. The students’ i3 lookalike is called the Project Visio.M, and it is ...
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Kia Optima

Oct 24 2014 8:39am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Kia Optima is the South Korean automaker's four-door family sedan. Most recently revamped in 2011, the Optima has become one of the better-looking, better-equipped vehicles in its segment--though it's a tough one, with rivals like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima, as well as ...
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Kia Cadenza

Oct 24 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Kia Cadenza is a large family sedan, the bigger sibling to Kia's popular Altima. A competitor for cars like the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon, and Hyundai Azera, the Cadenza is now the second most expensive car in the Kia showroom, what with the arrival of the range-topping K900. MORE: Read our 2015 Kia Cadenza review Althoug ...
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Kia Pumps Up The K900 For SEMA: Video

Oct 24 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Kia’s K900 flagship sedan is still fresh on the market, having gone on sale here only in March. However, the car hasn’t managed to gain traction yet, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise as it can't be easy convincing shoppers to drop $60k on a vehicle from a brand mostly kn ...
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Kia K900 High-Performance concept announced for SEMA [video]

Oct 23 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Kia has announced plans to introduce the K900 High-Performance concept at SEMA. ...
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Kia Forte

Oct 23 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Kia Forte line of compact sedans and coupe has been in existence only since 2010. But the first generation lasted a short four years, with a new and redesigned version launched in 2014. The Forte replaced Kia's earlier Spectra and Spectra 5 in its lineup, creating a more attractive and competitive contender in the sma ...
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Kia Soul

Oct 23 2014 9:09am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Kia Soul is a hatchback with a vivid visual personality--one that's given it a leg up in establishing its new nameplate. While other boxy vehicles like the Nissan Cube and Scion xB have withered on the sales vine, the Soul has become one of Kia's most popular vehicles in the U.S.--and that's in part because of its kicky look. MORE: Read ...
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