Yesterday we told you that Nissan is considering bring back the 240SX as a competitor to Toyota’s upcoming FT-86 rear-wheel-drive sports car. According to AutoCar, Kia is also planning an entry-level rear-wheel-drive sports car based on the Kee Coupe Concept.
Sources say that the model will share its platform technology with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Kia’s design director Peter Schreyer told AutoCar that Kia is planning replacing and renewing its current lineup of core models.
However, don’t expect to see the Kee on the roads anytime soon.
“We are not like Audi or Porsche, Schreyer said. “We are not in a position to just create something and then announce to the market that it”s the perfect kind of sports car.” He said that the “Kia brand has to grow a little more in stature before the time will be right for Kee.
“Assuming Kia”s European fortunes continue to improve at the rate they are now, we could be ready in, say, five years for a car like Kee, Schreyer said. “We could spin it off the Cee”d or Magentis platform, but for me, it would be important for the Kee to be rear-wheel drive.”
– By: Kap Shah