Kia Motors recently unveiled its Kia GT concept during the recent Frankfurt Motor Show and rumours are going around saying that the car will be made into production. Inspired by the GT cars of the 1970s, this 4 door GT car will have a front mounted engine and it will be rear wheel driven. Under the bonnet will be a 3.3 litre turbo charged V6 engine, producing around 390bhp and it may get an 8-speed transmission.
Its rear doors (a la Mazda’s RX8) open slightly upwards and the rear cabin has ample space for two adults. Anyway, it comes with individual seats so in other words it can seat four people, including the driver. Kia Motors aim is to produce a fast sports car but with a good fuel economy.
I feel that Kia Motors are going into the right direction and one day, Korean automakers will overtake the Japanese. My only concern is that, hopefully, the weight of the car is not too heavy as that will affect the power to weight ratio and also its drivability.
Looks like most of the Japanese automakers are more interested in producing “green” vehicles nowadays, just to impress “tree huggers” and if they don’t want to lose out to the Koreans, they have to increase their standards.
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