Kia GT Heading to US in 2016 as Audi A7 Rival

Kia GT Heading to US in 2016 as Audi A7 Rival

The Kia GT concept is heading to production.

According to a recent report from Edmunds, the Kia GT is scheduled to arrive U.S. dealerships by the end of 2016 sporting a rear-wheel drive platform and 390 hp. Designed to boost the Korean automaker’s image, the Kia GT will complete with the Audi A7 and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo in the growing segment of four-door coupes. The company also has plans of releasing it in Europe with a diesel offering, though it’s unlikely that the diesel variant will make it to the U.S.

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That means the U.S. model is expected to be powered by a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but don’t get too excited that the rear-hinged doors found on the concept as they’re not expected to make it to production. What will make it to dealerships is the high-end interior as Kia continues trying to appeal to the luxury segment.

GALLERY: Kia GT Concept


[Source: Edmunds]

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  • johnls39 .

    How much different will the car be from the concept is what I want to know.