We’ve got a pretty clear picture of what the upcoming Kia GT sports sedan will look like (thanks to this pretty clear picture of a pre-production model), but Kia wants us to look inside.
In advance of the model’s unveiling, the Korean automaker hopes to boost cardiac BPMs by releasing a high-RPM video of the model on Germany’s famedÂ NÃ¼rburgring.
Well, we think it’s the model. The video is shot from inside the vehicle, and neither Kia’s YouTube channel nor the model’s hype-generating website (thecurveahead.net) actually mentions the name of the vehicle.
Still, if Kia has something else in development that’s hot and due for a looming launch, we haven’t heard of it.
While on the track, we see the GT hit a speed of 151 miles per hourÂ â€” an impressive feat, especially when you recall the lowly Sephia. The website counts down to January 8 at 6 p.m. (EST), the hour the wraps come off in Detroit.
As mentioned earlier this week, the GT is a sensible, rear-drive, four-door halo car for a brand that’s trying to put distance between itself and its sister company Hyundai. That means fielding a model that screams “Sport!” while lesser models take on an edgier attitude.
The GT, which rides on the same platform as the upcoming Genesis G70, is expected to bow as a 2018 model with a 356-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 serving as a top-shelf motor. A number of drivetrains are expected, including a turbo four base engine and a potential naturally aspirated V6.
As for the name, well, it could have a date with the dustbin if Kia decides it’s too common.
via The Truth About Cars http://ift.tt/Jh8LjA December 1, 2016 at 04:22AM