Production Kia GT may get Hybrid Setup

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.

Kia unveiled the impressive GT Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and shortly after, the company announced it would be followed by a production version. The production version will be offered as Kia’s halo car and will be targeting a market where German models have been making all the rules.

In an interview with British magazine, AutoExpress, Design Director Peter Schreyer revealed a few details on the next GT: "I think done in the right way, with a smaller engine or hybrid technology, it would work, he explained. "It would still be fast, but return good fuel economy, too. Every company needs a halo car... The coupe market is dominated by German brands, and the GT is Kia’s first step. It’s like putting a foot in the door of the club."

The production GT is said to follow along the same design lines as the concept, which would mean it could include an extended bonnet, powerful rear shoulders, and truncated rear end. The concept also featured a low slung front air intake, jet-themed rear-view cameras, an aerodynamically efficient rear diffuser, winglets that curve in from the front flanks and flow into the headlamps, and multi-piece propeller-style alloy and carbon fiber wheels. We doubt all of the bells and whistles will be on the production model, but it would be interested to see which ones make it.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (448) posted on 10.25.2011

Inigo Montoya was right it is absolutely looks so fine and elegant on that design and platform, but the fact that it was setting up as a hybrid car. I think I can’t be so impressed on it.

  (858) posted on 10.12.2011

Nice car.. It looks so fine and elegant.. Perfect for business trips for executives.. Very cool.. Hope they would next reveal its features..

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