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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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Kia to boost Forte supply -- in 2016

Aug 31 2014 11:02pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Kia is evaluating which nameplates it will assemble as part of "a range" of compact models to be built at the plant in Monterrey that Kia announced last w ...
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Toyota Sienna

Aug 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Ch ...
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2015 Kia Sorento unveiled in South Korea [video]

Aug 28 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Following a preview earlier this month, Kia has introduced the 2015 Sorento in South ...
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Car Review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf 5-Door 1.8 TSI Comfortline

Aug 28 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Volkswagen celebrates 40 years of Golf with an all-new generation Pros Thoroughly Germanic driving experience; premium interior furnishings; fuel-efficient and fun turbo-four Cons Conservative exterior hides revolutionary underpinnings What would I change? Five-speed manual gearbox could use one more cog The Volkswagen Golf is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. So the timing of the all-new, seventh-generation models seems app ...
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Kia wants to sell 270,000 Sorento SUVs globally in 2015

Aug 28 2014 4:05am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Kia unveiled its redesigned Sorento, saying it aims to sell 270,000 units of the SUV globally next year as the automaker seeks to maintain its momentum in the Unit ...
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What you missed on 8.27.14

Aug 27 2014 6:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Truck, Crossover, Ford, Kia, Volvo 2014 Kia Forte Koup reviewed It's not a sports car, but the Kia Forte Koup offers 200 turbocharged horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and retuned suspension geometry to make it a more engaging offering than its sedan counterpart. But does all that add up to a car that's actually engaging for enthusiasts? Brandon Turkus puts one to the test in our latest r ...
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Dear John: I’m looking for a ‘sporty’ compact crossover

Aug 27 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Industry experts think the compact crossover segment will replace the compact car class as the most popular with Canadian new car buyers sooner rather than later. Some obvious reasons are the extra interior room and readily available all-wheel-drive (AWD) that crossovers enjoy over their car counterparts. But you could also include the wide variety of models as a big factor, too. Which is why this m ...
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Kia says it will build 'range' of small cars at new plant in Mexico

Aug 27 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Kia plans to produce 'a range' small-cars for markets including the United States at its new $1 billion plant in Monterrey, Mexico, after production begins in the first half of 2016, the company said in a statement Wednesda ...
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Kia to build Forte compact at new plant in Mexico, report says

Aug 27 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Kia plans to initially produce the Forte compact at its long-anticipated plant in Mexico, sources told Reuters today. Kia also is considering building ...
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2014 Kia Forte Koup SX

Aug 27 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Performance, Kia, New Car Reviews The Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra have long followed similar paths, with each available in a four-door sedan, a five-door hatch and (most recently) a two-door coupe bodystyle. The recent death of the Hyundai Elantra Coupe in the US may be threatening to change the narrative on these two affordable compact lines, of course, but the Korean two-doors have a lot in common under their distinct skins. Their mos ...
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