2011 LA: Kia GT Concept impresses the U.S. media

  • Key Competitors: Nothing as of yet – the concept hints at Kia’s future design theme
  • Power: turbocharged 3.3l 6-cylinder T-GDI turbo making 390-hp and 394 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Spurred perhaps by the success of the Hyundai Genesis Coupes and sedan, Kia voiced interest at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in the four-door coupe market with their GT concept. Today, that concept is making its North American debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show.

It follows a lot of rules that are popular now such as having a small engine with a turbo in favor of a larger, less efficient unit. The carbon fiber wheels, metallic cinnamon leather seats and suicide doors are unlikely to remain, but the basic shape should remain and if the car makes production, expect it to head in the direction the the Genesis R-spec sedan.

Reports suggest that the Kia GT will enter production some time in 2013.

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– By: Sawyer Sutton

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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