Kia Goes for Production of Sports Cars

December 12, 2012 at 09:39

Kia Company intends to fill up the number of “charged” models: the most powerful Kia pro_cee `d in the back of a hatchback – it’s only the first step. There are rumors that the role of the Korean company’s flagship will be assigned a large rear-drive coupe. Therefore let’s try to understand what this new sports model actually is worth of!

2013 Kia GT Concept

2013 Kia GT Concept Car Photo

“Hot” hatchback Kia cee `d already been sent to production. It goes on sale in mid-2013, according to company management. It was also said that the new sports model will get the GT index. Under the hood of a car will be installed a 1.6-liter, 200-hp turbo engine, working together with a manual six-speed or with robotized transmission. Meanwhile, the manufacturer is going to create a number of models with rear wheel drive: Hyun-Ken Lee, who is vice president of Kia, said that, in his view, sports car should be equipped with rear wheel drive.

2013 Kia GT Concept

2013 Kia GT Concept Car Image

He also notes that the company is currently planning to design a number of concepts that are soon to be shown to the public. The final decision on the launch of the series will be made based on the reaction of the audience. The list of planned options are models such as the production version of last year’s concept GT, as well as a coupe with rear wheel drive, which could become the somewhat equivalent of a Mazda MX-5.

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