Kia has something exciting in the pipeline. We know that much fromthe teaser it released less than two weeks ago
. And now it has released another.
Billed as “the fastest-accelerating Kia to date,” the new model is widely expected to take the form of aGT sports sedan
. It'll likely slot size-wise in between the Optima and Cadenza or K900, but with a sportier demeanor – and spritelier performance.
Sources expect the performance sedan, whatever name it ultimately takes, to pack the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 from theGenesis G80
, sending about 365 horsepower to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. And from this video clip, we can see that it will run from 0-62 miles per hour in just 5.1 seconds.
That'd put it in line with a basePorsche Panamera
, and considerably quicker than theCee'd GT
that's among the most performance-focused models Kia has produced to date.
Watch this space, as Kia is slated to lift the veil less than a month from now on January 8 at the Detroit Auto Show. And you can bet there'll be more teasers released between now and then.