Kia is said to be making good on its Detroit concept promise before year’s end.
One of the most interesting unveilings at last month's DetroitAuto Show was this jaw-dropping concept from Korean automaker, Kia. Thegorgeous GT4 drew a lot of buzz at the show. Even though it waspresented as a concept car, pre-reveal leaks from Kia said: "It'snot coming soon, it's coming now." According to a TopSpeed report,these same officials are now saying the show-stopping concept car maybecome a showroom reality as early as the final quarter of this year.
While the all-yellow concept Stinger was shown in Detroitwith a 2.0-liter, 315-horsepower four-cylinder turbo, we expect the productioncar to employ the Optima SX Turbo’s 2.0-liter engine, which makes 274 hp in thesedan. With additional tweaks, Kia could probably milk the engine for anadditional 10-15 horses, making a 290 hp production model veryrealistic. While the interior is still being worked on, Kia insiders say the exterior will remain virtually identical to theNAIAA model - vertical LED headlights and all.