Kia GT Concept

As an emphasis at the LA Auto Show is on design, Kia brought the Kia GT concept there for its North American debut, having initially unveiled it at the Frankfurt show.

As an emphasis at the LA Auto Show is on design, Kia brought the Kia GT concept there for its North American debut, having initially unveiled it at the Frankfurt show. The car, perhaps not coincidentally, was designed at Kia’s European design studio.

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This four-door sports sedan design certainly provides a different view of what Kias could be, even given the remarkable design transformation that the company has made during the past few years for its production cars.

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The rear-drive car with a 395-hp, 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 has an overall length of 184.6 inches and a wheelbase of 112.6 inches, which certainly puts the wheels—especially the front—way out at the end. It also contributes to the long hood and comparatively short decklid.

There is seating for four, and with the height of 54.3 inches, there is reasonable headroom, particularly for so sleek a concept.

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Note the design touches, such as the carbon fiber inserts in the grille and on the side sills.