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Of all the reveals expected at Detroit next week, the Kia GT is perhaps one of the most anticipated. With its curvaceous design and blistering performance, Kia’s inaugural sports car represents a radical departure for the Korean manufacturer best known for making modest hatchbacks – the Cee’d went on to become Top Gear’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car for years. Ahead of its official reveal, Kia has been tantalizing us with images and videos of what is presumed to be the GT.
As the Detroit show draws ever closer, another video has been released showing off the attention to detail that has been applied to the GT's seductive shape. The latest teaser reaffirms that the sport sedan will have a sporty exterior, revealing that the car will have side vents similar to the initial concept images in addition to the hood vents seen in the previous video.
Rear quad exhausts complete the aggressive aesthetic. We also get confirmation that the GT will be powered by a turbocharged engine, but exact details haven’t been disclosed. Previous rumors have suggested that the range-topping GT model will be fitted with a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 generating over 360 horsepower. What we do know, however, is that the flagship GT will be the fastest-accelerating Kia ever, with an impressive 0-62 mph time of 5.1 seconds, as revealed in the first teaser. We also get a look at the sleek interior confirming that the GT will have an automatic transmission.
“This new vehicle is going to fundamentally change the global image of Kia. It will revolutionize the way people think about the brand and propel us upwards into a different era. You cannot believe how excited I am about this car,” said Peter Schreyer, President & Chief Design Officer at Kia. All will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show 2017 which kicks off on January 8th.