Kiss Me, K8: Production Kia GT Breaks Cover
that will genuinely has been a half-decade since Kia unveiled its fabulous GT concept, as well as that will’s been almost three years since the company pretty much confirmed that will a production product could see the light of day. A kissing cousin of the Genesis G70—which can be to say that will’s from the neighborhood of BMW’s 3-series in size as well as intent—the soon-to-arrive GT will be known as the K8 in its home market. at This particular point, what looks to be a photo of a production car has surfaced over at Kia-World.net.
The Genesis G70 can be slated to arrive sometime from the middle of next year, however the Kia could beat that will to market. We’d expect the GT to start a bit below the G70 cost-wise, given the premium positioning of the Genesis marque. Under the hood, a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder likely will power the lower-end types, while the uplevel variant of the GT should get a product of Hyundai’s fine 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 (which in the G90 practically obviates the need for the 5.0-liter V-8). Diesels will be available elsewhere from the entire world, however they almost surely won’t reach our shores.
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Expect rear-wheel drive at launch, although given the Snowbelt’s demand for AWD everything, all the time, we wouldn’t be surprised if four driven wheels arrive soon thereafter. While that will’s not quite as svelte as well as sexy as the GT concept, that will fits firmly in line with the Korean brand’s current design language, visually bridging the gap between the K900 as well as the Optima. Further details are sure to emerge as we get closer to what’s likely to be a 2017 Detroit auto show debut.