- Sep 13, 2011
GT Concept pushes Kia into the world of rear-wheel drive performance
The Kia GT Concept just revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show presages a new rear-wheel drive production platform, though we're guessing the final product won't look much like this coupe-like four-door. Motivated by a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 giving 389 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque, power for GT is routed through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
While the Kia GT has its share of interesting details (contrasting rocker panel swoosh, fender-mounted rearview camera stanchions, Aston Martin-like front canards etc.), we're still on the fence about what we think of the visuals.
The interior is somewhat less controversial, with beautiful organic forms, one-piece seats that are covered in different materials front and back, and a unique glass instrument panel. Check it all out in our high-res gallery and let us know what you think in Comments.