Having sent out a few teaser photos last week, Kia has now given us a more in-depth look at the concept car that it will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition, Kia has revealed the name of the rear-wheel-drive sports sedan: the Kia GT.
Kia hasn’t revealed much about the concept car so far, but claims the “sleek and muscular” sedan is “ready for take-off.” We think the Korean automaker could pitch it against European luxury sedans -- after all, the taper rear and overall profile remind us of slinky cars like the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, and even the Aston Martin Rapide.
The new photos reveal several accent pieces that appear to be made from carbon fiber, including the front lip, rear diffuser, side skirts, and even accents on the wheels. The skinny taillight assembly spans the entire width of the car’s tail, and a contrasting line delineates the border between the tops of the frameless windows and the roof.
The rear doors are reverse-hinged and there is no B-pillar, allowing for a giant entryway into the Kia GT. Inside are four bucket seats with a transmission tunnel running the length of the interior. There is a small, squared-off steering wheel with paddle shifters and a minimalist dashboard featuring but a few exposed controls. The center console has a big red engine start button. We think the miniscule pods on the car’s fenders are cameras, in place of traditional mirrors; the presence of small rectangular screens on either side of the car’s dashboard bolsters this belief.
If the GT makes it to production, it will be Kia’s most striking new car yet -- and also the brand’s only rear-wheel-drive offering in the U.S. market. Check back next week when we’ll have more on the car live from Frankfurt.