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Old 08-19-2011, 04:03 AM
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Kia’s Frankfurt motor show star is this dramatic rear-drive saloon. The currently unnamed model will be the first in a series of new concepts that Kia will use to explore new market segments and prove its capabilities of building style-led models above its current range of traditional hatchbacks, saloons and crossovers.

Official details of the four-door concept are scarce, but Autocar understands it be based on sister firm Hyundai’s Genesis saloon, with a powerful V8 petrol engine featuring under the bonnet.

The concept, believed to have been designed in Kia’s Frankfurt design studio, provides a striking message about Kia’s future expansion plans and will provide the blueprint for the firm’s new design direction under chief designer Peter Schreyer.

“I believe this car is a strong statement from Kia,” says Schreyer, formerly of Audi. “We are ready to fast forward to an all new chapter.”

The muscular concept, still partially hidden from some angles in these early teaser pictures, features a bold, purposeful front-end with Kia’s new familiar ‘Schreyer grille’. It gets a gently sloping roofline, heavily sculpted sides and a sleek design for the rear lights.

Schreyer believes his concept is “roaring with energy and ready for take-off” from all perspectives. The interior, which is barely visible in the pictures, is said by Kia to be “a sophisticated and elegant four-seat cockpit”.

The Korean firm insists the concept is more a statement of intent rather than a preview of a new model in a German-dominated market segment never before occupied by Kia.

The saloon concept will be followed up by a drop-top version of the Soul aimed at the US market and a small front-drive roadster, based on Cee’d mechanicals. These concepts are expected to be launched at the Detroit and Geneva 2012 motor shows respectively.

“We have made good progress recently,” Kia’s vice chairman and CEO, Hank Lee, told Autocar last month. “But it is now important for us to improve our brand power. Concepts like these will help a lot with that. But we are prepared to take our time. We will test plenty of ideas before we make any decisions about production.”

Other new Kias on display at Frankfurt will be a three-door Picanto and a facelift for the Soul.
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whoaa, i would never have guessed a kiA! not bad koreans..
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Does Kia have a Genesis equivalent? The most obvious thing, having an ex-Audi designer at the helm, is that Kia is trying to come up with an A7 wannabe car. It's obvious they want to platform whore the Genesis into more models.
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Interesting lines with and from Soul.
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Car looks good, wheels look like ceiling fans.
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Wannabes taking over the world.

Looks pretty cool.
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Wow, I like it!
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Looks like something you would drive to the ThunderDome!
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It's Kia's Aston Martin.
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Wow...looks like Jaguar designers are in KIA?
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It's Kia's Aston Martin.
Heavily influenced :cough: copy :cough: Rapide, One-77 design.....to put it mildly with Pontiac-esque side molding.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:57 AM
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dont like the rear, wheels are hideous.

front is a page out of the GTR book so i kind of like that...

impressive design from kia though..
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Looks promising.

I see hints of Aston and Maserati in the design.

And I know it's a concept, but what's up with the wheels???
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Looks good!
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
Heavily influenced :cough: copy :cough: Rapide, One-77 design.....to put it mildly with Pontiac-esque side molding.
Actually, the One-77's front air inlet design is very similar to that on the Veloster concept which debuted back in 2007.

The front of this Kia concept is remiscent of the Kia Kee concept which also dates back to the 2007.

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Does Kia have a Genesis equivalent? The most obvious thing, having an ex-Audi designer at the helm, is that Kia is trying to come up with an A7 wannabe car. It's obvious they want to platform whore the Genesis into more models.
The K9 which will debut later this year is slotted btwn the Genesis and Equus and from the looks of it, has a more luxurious interior than the Equus.

If Kia builds this concept, it would be like a "4-door coupe" version of the K9.

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Kia: GT Concept news

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is the fastest growing car company in the U.S.1, and the brand, which has recently undergone a design-led transformation, continued to turn heads today at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the North American introduction of the striking Kia GT concept vehicle during the show. The forward-looking Kia GT concept – originally shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show – signals the company's distinctive new design direction with graceful yet confident styling and is the first rear-wheel-drive concept in Kia's history.

"Over the past three years Kia's design-led transformation has delivered more new products than any other brand, and the first showing of the striking GT concept on U.S. soil provides a glimpse into our future showroom and the continuing role world-class design will play in the development of our vehicles," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA. "With its rear-wheel-drive platform and powerful engine, the GT concept represents exciting possibilities for Kia as we move forward to the next chapter in brand history."

Sleek and muscular, the Kia GT four-door sports sedan concept was created by Kia's European design team under the watchful eye of Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer. The new concept allowed Kia to explore exciting new visual paths, including a unique interpretation of the Kia-family tabbed grille with a carbon-fiber insert to match the front and rear fascias and side sills.

Triangular swept-back headlamps with pronounced outlines flank the grille and transition seamlessly to the sloping hood and up to the wide windshield. The extended hood along with the rear-wheel-drive configuration also allowed for the design team to push the front wheels to the extreme front of the car to increase its sporty design. The swooping angle from windshield to rear window enhances the GT's aerodynamic presence, while vent-like tail lights, powerful rear shoulders and truncated rear end add to the vehicle's hunkered down appearance. Propeller-style rims complete the dynamic look.

The GT's front and rear-hinged back doors open slightly upward to ensure easy ingress and egress, and the spacious cabin provides comfortable seating for four, assisted by the concept's unusually long wheelbase of 112.6 inches and overall length of 184.6 inches. Despite its low stance, an overall height of 54.3 inches allows for plenty of headroom.

The GT is not all looks, however, packing plenty of heat under the hood. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission is a 3.3-liter turbocharged Lambda V6 Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine, allowing the rear-wheel-drive sports sedan to offer a thrilling 395 horsepower and 393.5 pound-feet of torque.
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Could've sworn for the life of me that we had a thread for this...Weird. Can't find it. If you guys do, we can merge it then...
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Could've sworn for the life of me that we had a thread for this...Weird. Can't find it. If you guys do, we can merge it then...
I believe these are the droids you are looking for.

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthr...kia%3A+concept
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Thank-you, Waldorf.
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Can see a bit of the GT, particularly the grill, in the front of the new Kia cee'd.







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Wow looks good already even with the camo.

Seems the Kia/Hyundai is going to challenge everything from old G37 to BMW to A7 now.
Good for them!
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Btw, don't know why C&D used a stretched version of the Novo concept instead of the GT concept.

The interior looks promising (better than on the current Genesis - which isn't surprising since Kia tends to do outdo Hyundai when it comes to interiors).






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Wow looks good already even with the camo.

Seems the Kia/Hyundai is going to challenge everything from old G37 to BMW to A7 now.
Good for them!
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Here's a rendering done by Brenthon, a supplier.

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They need a nicer looking grille to match
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yup

The shape of their grill is just too weird.

either way it is going to be a great car to have for people who don't care about the brand but the product itself.
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Kia’s upcoming super-saloon takes on the 'Ring

Kia?s upcoming super-saloon takes on the 'Ring | Top Gear

Kia has hit the Nurburgring. Yep, the plucky South Korean firm has put on its big boy pants and started testing its upcoming super-saloon around the Green Hell in preparation for its debut at January’s Detroit Motor Show.

Details are very thin, with the official literature stating that it has “the potential to clip every apex” and “consume every straight”. If we’re being harsh, so does a lawnmower. But we’re not being harsh, because this could be quite an exciting thing.

The video is only short, showing jump cuts of a lap of the track while the car’s rev counter zips around, speedo nudges 150mph and front right tyre desperately clings onto the the rim around ‘Karussell’. But even with our ears set to HD, it’s hard to decipher what the engine and gearbox combination could be over the very loud generic rock soundtrack.

Saying that, Kia’s new dynamics boss, Albert Biermann – formerly of BMW’s M Division – confirmed to us that the GT will be Kia’s “most powerful car in Europe by far.” How much the production version will remain true to its 400-odd bhp, V6, RWD suicide door’d concept from 2011 also remains a mystery.

However, at this year’s Paris Motor Show, Kia’s chief designer Gregory Guillaume gave us a hint at what it might look like.

“Lots of old cars that are inspirational, help me focus. Take the GT show car – it may have four doors, but it’s front engine and rear drive. The car I loved like that as a kid is the original Maserati Ghibli. It’s a completely different car, but it has this gran turismo elegance to it. The Ghibli is the sort of car you drive from Paris to the south of France in one shot. Everything is effortless. That always stayed in my mind when designing the GT.”

We’re sure there’ll be plenty more teasers up to its unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show to tickle your interest. But until then, let us know what you think of the possibility of a Kia super-saloon below.

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New kid in town - Stinger GT


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They literally brought the C-Class interior into the thing.
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See guys - Acura is so fucked up with Merek at the helm!!! This thing is gorgeous, RWD and powerful ... and a KIA!!

Acura is pathetic - almost embarrassed to say I once was proud of owning one.
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I love it. WOW.
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And a 3.3L V6 Twin turbo, to boot. That means the quoted 365hp and 333lbft doesnt mean shit. Throw an aftermarket chip in it and I bet it'll be hitting 400hp for under $1500.
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And a 3.3L V6 Twin turbo, to boot. That means the quoted 365hp and 333lbft doesnt mean shit. Throw an aftermarket chip in it and I bet it'll be hitting 400hp for under $1500.
Does it make you regret pulling the trigger on your 370Z at all?
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LSD too, this is some serious shit from Kia. The only thing missing is the 6 speed manual.

There will be a 2.0T entry model coming next year too, torque vectoring AWD will be available for both models.

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