One of the most interesting concept cars coming from South Korea, with the Kia logo on it, has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the new four-door coupe could enter production. Kia says that its GT Concept is powered by a 3.3 liter T-GDI turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine, which is delivering 395 horsepower and 535 Nm of torque.
“This concept allows us to explore exciting new design directions, as using a rear-drive layout creates very different proportions compared to a front-wheel drive car. The classic front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout of a performance saloon has distinct appeal not just for the domestic Korean audience, but also for the European and American markets”, said Kia’s chief design officer, Peter Schreyer.
The South Korean automaker also said, thru Peter Schreyer’s voice, that the GT Concept could hit the production line, highlighting the car’s four-seat layout and good luggage space.
“One of the great things about working on this project was that this is a very real car. It felt good to be working on a car that could roll down the road tomorrow. Yes, it would be a dream to put this into production – it has a logical layout, with four seats, and good luggage space, and it’s also engaging and dynamic makes a strong statement. It’s exactly the kind of car Kia should be making”, added the company’s chief design officer.
Kia says that its GT Concept is 4.690 mm long, 1.890 mm wide and has a height of 1.380 mm, while its wheelbase measures 2.860 mm.
The South Korean officials didn’t say when the car could hit the production line but the next year’s Geneva Auto Show would be the perfect place to present it in a different form.