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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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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Sep 19 2014 12:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: 1. Being a lot attendant is harder than it looks: Lorraine Sommerfeld learned that it’s not all fun and games working at a car dealership 2. Father-son team restore waterlogged classic Pontiac GTO: More than 20 years after waterlogged muscle car was pulled from a pasture, classic ’66 ride runs like new 3. SUV Review: 2015 Porsche Cayenne: The new Cayenne gets tweaks and upgrades, and it’s adjusting well to its new role in Porsche’s lineup No one’s going to do this ...
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What you missed on 9.18.14

Sep 18 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Kia, Nissan, Electric Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT We're undergoing somewhat of a Hot Hatch Revival here in America these days, but the sad truth is that for every Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST we can buy, the average European shopper has three to choose from. So, if we can't beat 'em, we'll borrow 'em. We travel to the UK, to wring out a perfectly warm Kia hatchback that the Korean ...
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Hyundai spooks investors by paying $10B for new Gangnam HQ location

Sep 18 2014 4:57pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Hyundai, Earnings/Financials, South Korea Doing things Gangnam style apparently costs a serious chunk of change, because Hyundai is reportedly paying roughly $10 billion for 19.6 acres (79,342 square meters) of land in the trendy district of Seoul, South Korea, to serve as the location for its new headquarters. That eye-popping number represents the highest amount ever paid for a plot of land in South Korea, according to Reuters. The hefty price tag reportedl ...
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2014 Kia Cee'd GT

Sep 18 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Kia, UK Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it's not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn't support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having showcased such concepts as the GT4 Stinger and the Provo, it doesn't really offer muc ...
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2015 Kia Sedona First Drive: Rear Doors Still Slide and Soccer Squads Abide

Sep 18 2014 9:17am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Kia doesn’t want you to think of its new Sedona as a minivan. Sure, it was a minivan in its previous generation. But now, according to Kia, it’s a “multipurpose vehicle.” It’s interesting, this avoidance of the dreaded minivan label. Yes, the redesigned Sedona is a wee bit more bullish in the nose and slightly more brawny overall, exuding a utility persona—a “CUV-like design,” according to Kia. But those sliding rear doors say “minivan” as clearly as they did in 1984, when th ...
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Kia Sedona mixes crossover style, minivan utility

Sep 18 2014 3:01am CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

The latest Kia minivan improves on the brand's UVO tech suite with new parent- ...
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What you missed on 9.17.14

Sep 17 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Minivan/Van, Technology, Kia, TV/Movies First Drive: 2015 Kia Sedona If today's minivan sales are any indication, young parents with newly expanding families just aren't willing to submit to the practical charms of the box-like minivan, if it means looking like their parents in the process. Yet, here is Kia launching an all-new Sedona into an increasingly slim market segment. Does the bling-tastic ...
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2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive: Kia’s Electrified Sensitive Side

Sep 17 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Kia calls the Soul a UPV—Urban Passenger Vehicle—a classification that’s particularly apt for the new EV version, the brand’s first zero-emissions offering. With a fully charged battery pack, the car earns an EPA operating range of 93 miles, but that still means sightings of electric Souls beyond city limits wil ...
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Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD

Sep 17 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hatchback, Kia, Rumormill It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its boxy hatchback. The turbo Soul will arrive with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder found in the Forte, rated at 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. ...
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2015 Kia Sedona

Sep 17 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Kia, First Drives, New Car Reviews Minivan sales have stagnated in recent years, and Kia tells me that no fewer than 15 models have been completely eliminated from the market since crossovers rose to prominence. So why in the world is the company not only sticking by the Sedona, but also actively investing in it, giving it a complete overhaul for the 2015 model year? The Korean automaker isn't convinced that the minivan's "family box ...
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