We’re currently on the third video depicting the South Korean automaker’s upcoming 2018 GT – maybe one of the biggest potential-bearers for the brand thanks to its four-door rear-wheel-drive sedan setup.
With the South Korean group still pretty much a value offer, sporty models have never been truly on the agenda of either Hyundai or Kia. That is until now – with the first coming up with the N performance brand and the latter signing off from the mild-hot hatch cee’d GT with the all-new GT. For example, this latest teaser trailer shows there are hood scoops – and maybe, just maybe, they’re not there for show. Instead, perhaps there’s that all-new 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 from the group pumping up all of its horses and needed plenty of air to breath. It’s also rumored that Kia’s GT is not powering down on the luxury brand’s figures – the Genesis G90 gets 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.
The other teasers have been pretty adamant at showing the Kia GT will be a fun to drive experience – with speeds of 244 km/h (151 mph) achieved on the Nurburgring, a redline of 6,500 rpm, and a sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about five seconds. The rear-wheel drive factor shouldn’t be discarded either, nor is the eight-speed automatic transmission rumored to come up with paddles behind the steering wheel. By the way, the countdown timer on the official Kia GT website ends on Sunday, January 8, 2017 – which is just ahead of the media preview days for the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.