Update: Kia announced earlier today that it will debut a new car at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, which we assume is the car seen here. You can visit Kia's microsite at www.thecurveahead.com.

Quick and dirty details: Kia-World.net snagged a photo of a prototype Kia GT sedan without any camouflage. This confirms our suspicions from earlier spy photos that the styling will take cues from the Kia GT concept first seen way back in 2011. The new car is expected to be officially revealed sometime in 2017, and is rumored to share a platform with the upcoming Genesis G70. Hyundai is the parent company of both Kia and newly launched luxury brand Genesis.

For those of you as tired of alphanumerics as we are, the G70 is slated to be the midsize model in the Genesis lineup, sized like a BMW 3 Series. Given the GT's rakish profile, though, it looks like the Kia version is aimed more at vehicles like the 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback. At least from a philosophical perspective, we mean, as Kia's vehicles are usually a value proposition compared to the luxury competition. The GT also continues Kia's brand strategy to differentiate from Hyundai and Genesis by putting an emphasis on style.

As we reported previously, the Kia GT is expected to be rear-wheel-drive based and offer a range of engines that could reach up to 400 horsepower. Hyundai's twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 currently puts out 365 hp in the Genesis G90, and it's easy to imagine a version of that engine in the Kia.

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