Maybe you’re tired of Kia‘s constant teasing with its sporty concepts, but there are rumblings that an actual sports car from the Korean automaker is on the way.
According to AutoCar, Kia’s U.K. boss Paul Philpott dropped a few hints that an affordable sports car is on the way before the end of the decade.
The best guess is that this car would be based on the GT4 Stinger Concept that was first shown off at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The sports car wouldn’t be based on any other Kia product, and would be aimed directly at the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
The concept was revealed with 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sent 315 hp to the rear wheels. Furthermore, it had rear seats, suggesting that the car would be more practical than cars like the Nissan 370Z. Finally, unlike the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the GT4 Stinger used an independent double wishbone suspension, which underlines Kia’s commitment to building something new and unique.
In order to help make this a viable product, Kia will likely have to sell the sports car globally, with the U.S. market being a major focus.
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