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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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16 hours ago

Kia Soul EV ad campaign charges up with sexified hamsters

Aug 21 2014 6:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Kia, Electric It's official: Kia's adorable Soul-hawking Hamsters have crossed that line. It was one thing when they first hit the scene, and we got a small chuckle out of their trimmer looks for the refreshed, 2014 Soul. This, though, is too much. This is Kia's latest commercial for the 2015 Soul EV, and it starts off typically enough. The hamst ...
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Kia hamsters return for comical Soul EV commercial [video]

Aug 21 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Kia have brought the big guns back for the advertising campaign promoting the launch of the brand's first all-electric vehicle – the Soul EV. ...
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Kia brings back hamsters for Soul EV ad campaign

Aug 21 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Kia rolled out the new 'fully charged' ad campaign for the Soul EV today, featuring Adam Levine's falsetto on the new Maroon 5 track 'Animals' and, of cour ...
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2014 Kia Forte

Aug 21 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2014 Kia Forte impresses in most ways that matter for budget-conscious small-car shoppers. And with decent performance, an excellent feature set, three body styles, and plenty of style inside and out, it sounds like the right formula to battle best-in-class offerings from Ford and Mazda. But with the Forte ...
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1 day ago

2015 Hyundai Tucson

Aug 21 2014 8:29am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Some compact crossovers channel tougher SUVs in their design and equipment, but not the Hyundai Tucson. Like rivals from Ford and Kia and Honda, it puts all its effort into smoothing out the road ahead, and coddling as many as five passengers--on the street, not in the dirt. It starts with the design. Sharp lines up front flow into ...
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3 days ago

Being Bentley: Upcoming SUV To Launch Brand’s New Styling Direction

Aug 19 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Bentley’s forthcoming SUV, due next year, will be the brand’s flagship model that shows a new direction for Bentley’s styling, according to the company’s director of design, Luc Donckerwolke, at the Motorsports Gathering at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. Expect a more muscular and sporty look, with perhaps a lower roof and more surface development around the wheels than Bentley is currently known for, a theme that will filter in one form o ...
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3 days ago

2015 Kia Optima

Aug 18 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The current generation of the Kia Optima gets to carry forward for one more model year -- one year longer than its Hyundai Sonata cousin, which is being redesigned this year -- and that should be fine by most shoppers. In part, it's because the 2015 Optima was always an advanced student of design ( ...
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6 days ago

2015 Kia Cadenza

Aug 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Debuting for 2014, the Cadenza was Kia's first foray above the $40,000 base-price level, and it has recently been joined by a larger luxury-minded sedan, the rear-drive K9. While it's true that other Kias, such as the Sorento SUV, can be optioned past that $40k mark, the Cadenza re ...
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6 days ago

Kia Forte

Aug 15 2014 4:10pm 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 s ...
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1 week ago

Pope Francis chauffeured around Korea in a Kia Soul

Aug 15 2014 8:43am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Kia, Celebrities, South Korea Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in transportation won' ...
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