Kia GT Concept set for production date in 2013

2011 Kia GT Concept Exterior
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Kia is getting ready to tackle the Germans again with a production version of the GT Concept.

Korean automaker, Kia, has been far more aggressive in expanding its company profile in the past couple of years and establishing itself as one of the most popular automakers in the world.

Now we’re learning that Kia is set to venture into a whole new market after news broke that they have green-lighted the production of the Kia GT Concept sports car for 2013. We first saw the GT Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show a few months ago and were left breathless at the car’s cutting-edge design and significant - at least for Kia - performance numbers.

For the production GT Concept, Kia is looking at a comprehensive line-up that not only includes a sedan version, but also a two-door coupe variant and, quite possibly, even a station wagon.

What we do know is that the production GT will be made to provide the market a Korean alternative to many of the German automakers, particularly Audi and BMW. If you ever thought the day would come wherein Kia would be mentioned in the same sentence as those two German automakers, then your day has finally come.

As it stands, details on the production version of the GT Concept are still being kept under wraps. The concept we saw at Frankfurt carried a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 390 horsepower so you can probably expect something along those lines.

Whatever the case may be, Kia’s decision to push for the production of the concept shows without a tinge of doubt that they’re ready to play with the Germans. And the best part is, they sure as heck aren’t backing down.


Source: Inside Line

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  (399) posted on 02.10.2012

I’m sure many fans will get disappointed about the wheels. It looks like a fan. Many changes will do from this model.

  (2) posted on 01.16.2012

I’m also not a fan of KIA but I guess there’s nothing wrong with their car designs, just that we have individual preferences of what beauty is.smiley

  (595) posted on 01.13.2012

I am really not a fan of KIA, and I find this car a sloppy one. Look at those wheels, don’t you think its ugly? Sorry but I am not really impressed.

  (399) posted on 01.10.2012

Well, seriously the vehicle looks destructing when it comes to the wheels; looks like a fan. Who wants to agree? But I like the headlight; so cool. The body paint fits for Kia.

  (342) posted on 01.10.2012

I agree with you whpony96, too bad for them not to think of a better and new design. And the wheels of this car is kinda disgusting to me. A creative man, that is what they need more. smiley

  (473) posted on 01.4.2012

To be honest, I am not really amazed about this concept. Specially with the wheels. It looks like a fan to me. But on the other side, its color fits the design of this Kia car.

  (58) posted on 12.25.2011

They ripped off the front design from the Aston Martin One-77. So sad they couldn’t think of something new themselves.

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