Kia GT could spawn Coupe and EstateFri, 23 Dec 2011
Kia GT could spawn 2 door coupe and estate variants
The Kia GT Concept from Frankfurt is heading for production in 2013, and it looks like it could be joined by a Coupe and Estate.
It’s not just Hyundai who are starting to push in to the luxury and performance territory currently dominated by the Germans, sister company Kia is getting in on the act too, with cars like the very convincing Kia GT we saw at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.
The Kia GT is a four-door swoopy coupe with RWD and a 3.3 litre turbo V6 kicking out 390bhp, 394lb/ft of torque and looking every bit as convincing as anything that could be considered competition. And, as we reported in September, it is heading for production in 2013.
But it looks like it’s not going to be just the four door GT Kia will be building.
According to the guys over at Inside Line Kia are planning to build an even more aggressive two-door Coupe version of the GT and an Estate / Sport Wagon too. Which, not very long ago, would have seemed like a mad idea. Not just the idea that Kia could produce a desirable car, but that buyers would want a coupe Estate.
But cars like the Mercedes CLS have shown that there’s a market for coupes of all designs, even estate coupes. And Kia now has enough credibility to find a ready market for the GT as a four door coupe, two door coupe and Estate.
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Source: Inside Line
By Cars UK