Frankfurt 2011: Kia Stuns Us With the RWD GT Concept

Stunning – it’s not a word that is usually associated with the Kia brand. Neither is “striking,” but apply for designer Peter Schreyer’s latest interpretation of the Korean brand’s direction with the GT Concept.

Displayed against a stark white backdrop, dressed in light silver paint with bronze accents, the clean look draws the eyes from the hooked LED headlights – which bookend the trademark Kia grille outlined in chrome – down the long hood and along the arcing roofline to the short, Kammback tail. The GT looks best from the rear-three quarter angle where the suicide doors and gilded roofline are most apparent and emphasize the car’s long, low, rear-wheel drive stance. With those doors opened wide, the GT’s black interior with bronze-colored accents oozes subtle luxury.

Powering the GT is a direct-injected, turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 making 390 hp and 294 lb-ft to turn the rear wheels; power is sent aft through an eight-speed automatic transmission. No word how much of the GT will make it to showroom floors, but our hope is that it makes it relatively untouched. A stunning Kia? Yes, please.

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Bozzlehead
Sorry for duplicate post, i was wondering why hack reported that arrived at KIA stand at show and started to babble about a rehash of BMW`s MINI ???!!!!!!
bozzlehead
Loved it .I hope Kia can bring it to market with suicide doors intact. My lady has asou and she loves it. why was no mention of GT in paper magazine ??? I guess
bozzlehead
Loved It! I hope Kia can bring it to market with suicide doors intact. My lady has a Soul and she loves it.
Car Driving
I like the side and back view.. but I'm not so sure about the front. Still it'll be interesting to see what the final production model will look like. Is KIA trying to go into the luxury car like Hyundai?
Merle Soule
For individuals requiring Hi-Class custom built Italian designs and impressions, this Kia GT concept is the ultimate. Kudos to the design dept and keep up the momentun.( My Kia Soul needs a bunk mate.) M

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