- A 395-horsepower, turbocharged version of the brand’s 3.3-liter V-6 engine, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
- LED headlights and tail lights.
- Suicide rear doors that open up to the Kia GT’s roomy four-seater cockpit.
- A design that Peter Schreyer says feels like a real car and could inspire future products.
2011 Los Angeles Auto Show: Kia GT Concept Debut
What's New Kia’s no one-trick pony. After finally breaking through with the 2011 Kia Optima sedan, the Korean brand is following up with a concept that lets the world know it means business. For an encore, the rear-wheel-drive Kia GT Concept sports sedan squares up nicely as a proposal to go a step above the mainstream and chase the four-door coupe segment. Mimicking the fastback lines of high-end sports cars, the Kia GT is the first full-size sedan proposal for the U.S. to see that comes from lead designer Peter Schreyer’s school of design—the same design philosophy that has inspired the Optima and subcompact Rio. Consider it a sign of things to come. Who It's For Debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, the Kia GT has finally made it to the U.S. and if it makes it to production, looks to be a formidable competitor to the slew of midsize and large sports sedans from Europe and Asia. Primarily, the Infiniti G37, Dodge Charger, and Volkswagen CC come to mind. With slick styling, copper-colored glass and accents on the outside of the car, and an evolution of Kia’s “tiger nose” front-end treatment, the Kia GT may very well be the car that brings the Kia brand upmarket. Key Features Beyond its knock-out styling on a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan platform, the Kia GT also features:
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