Kia to reveal Toyota FT-86 competitor at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

We recently heard that Kia will put the Kia GT Concept from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in production and that the model could show up as early as 2013.

Speaking to AutoExpress, Kia’s design director Peter Schreyer said: “I wanted to make cars I would be proud to sit in, be seen in and to drive – and Kia didn’t build cars like that before.”

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Click here for our original post on the Kia GT Concept.

Schreyer said that a production version of the GT is exactly what Kia needs to get its foot in the door. “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,” he said.

According to another report by AutoExpress, Kia is expected to show a new coupe at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show that would compete with the likes of the Toyota FT-86.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress