New Kia GT Concept Hints The Future Flagship Of The Brand?


The leadership of the South Korean company Kia is seriously thinking about the serial production of a new 4-door sports model, which will be based on the GT concept.

In addition to 2016 Kia GT coupe in the coming years the market will be a sports coupe Kia GT4 Stinger, named after the eponymous concept car presented at the auto show in Detroit (NAIAS-2014). Recall that the first conceptual model was shown at the Frankfurt motor show in 2011.

When to Expect KIA GT On Roads?

The Korean company once again decided on the timing of starting the series sports sedan 2016 Kia GT coupe. The first batch of copies will be on sale by the end of 2016. As Europe’s market debut could take place even later in 2017.

Many experts believe that in the moment of its world debut, the production sedan (4 door coupe) 2016 Kia GT coupe could become a real competitor to the Audi A7, BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo and Porsche Panamera. It can be ignored – vie is an unusual new product from Kia at best will with the Audi A5 Sportback. But there is more important – this means expensive trim and myriad electronic systems.

Kia need the car in the spirit of the GT concept to increase the brand value in the North American market. At the same time, the manufacturer does not forget about the other “marketing weapons” – fresh GT Sportline. It, as we have noted, consists of two charged hatchback, which, according to a top Manager, perfectly coped with their task. But discussed and the extension. From the mouth of Korean escaped “Rio”, though on this point, obviously, Koreans will not stop.

The pricing of the car is unknown, and if it get to production, it might be between Kia Optima and K900, so the price range might be $35,000 – $45,000. It is nearly a premium segment where Kia might have very strong competitors.

Kia GT4 Stinger

As for concept coupe Kia GT4 Stinger, presented at the auto show in Detroit in early 2014, insiders report that the concept will certainly rise on the conveyor. Although it is necessary to remind, earlier official representatives of the South Korean company claimed that the production Kia GT4 coupe Stinger in the coming years will not appear on the market.

Sports coupe Kia GT4 Stinger will be much cheaper version of the 2016 Kia GT coupe. In an official interview, Tom Kern (concept designer) said that the price of the car will be calculated based on the prices of competitors: Toyota GT-86, Subaru BR and even Mazda MX-5.

Rear Wheel Drive?

As far as it is only a concept vehicle, there is no actual information about technical specifications of the car. According to certain rumors, the novelty will receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a turbocharger, which power will be around 320 horsepower and a 6-speed manual transmission. Drive exclusively on the rear axle. Whilst the engine choice seems to be logical, the appearance of RWD layout is unlikely, because Hyundai/Kia doesn’t have any proper modern RWD platforms for its cars. Production version of Kia GT is more likely to get FWD or AWD layout.

The length of the 2016 Kia GT coupe will be 4 m 69 cm, width 1 m 89 cm, wheel base 2 m 86 cm, height 1 m 38 cm.

From the dimensions, we can conclude that the new car will wide and very low. Small size in height will provide additional stability due to low centre of gravity of the car.

Flagship Platform

The basis of the 2016 Kia GT coupe will be short rear-drive Quoris platform. The first production vehicles will share many of the same technical solutions with the Hyundai Genesis

The Kia company is trying hard to prove to the world that it is capable to produce not only a good inexpensive cars. So, for example, recently the Koreans are trying to gain a foothold even in the Executive class – sedan Quoris. And on another front – the sports line GT, which is yet available only in hot hatch on the basis of the CEE’d and Pro_cee’d.

Engine Used

Earlier it was reported that the production version of Kia GT coupe will be presented in 2016. Sports coupe with the landing formula 2+2 is not a “design layout”, and one hundred percent real car. Under the hood of this coupe is a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a direct fuel injection and turbocharging, which has the power 315 HP.

According to British media, the 2016 Kia GT coupe will be the new flagship of the South Korean brand and will come with a Lambda 3.3-liter V6 GDI turbo power unit capable of developing not less than 395 HP (290 kW) at 534 Nm of torque.

Premium new Korean brand will be the classic rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission. According to the manufacturer, in addition to excellent dynamic performance of the new engine fitted to the 2016 Kia GT coupe, it has a modest appetite and consumes 7.4 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometres traveled.
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