The 2017 Kia GT sports sedan has been previewed in a new video that shows some exterior and interior design details.
Less than a week before the car’s Detroit motor show debut, the headlights, rear lights, body trim, and exhaust tips are reported, as well as the structure of the motor of the car and over the view of his central console. The size of the car engine and the carbon fiber trim which can be seen in the cabin to suggest the showcase car is expected to range-topping model.
That car will be Kia’s first performance hall and a future rival for the hot versions of the BMW 3 Series. You will be able to accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 sec, which makes it faster than acceleration of Kia to date, and have a maximum speed of over 150 miles per hour, as shown in the video below.
Albert Biermann, Kia’s head of performance, previously we said that the car will be rear-wheel drive and is likely to use the 315bhp four-cylinder engine from the GT4 Stinger concept, which, according to Biermann comments, has been set aside.
The video shows the Kia GT testing at the Nürburgring, and Kia has also released images confirms that it is in phase of tests on its high-speed, handling the track at the brand distribution / wholesale R&D center in South Korea.
In the video above, the car odometer reads 13,164 km (about 8180 km), which shows the length of the procedure verifies that the GT has already undergone.
Under a hot model, there will be a diesel GT for Europe, too, probably with the 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine of Hyundai Santa Fe.
At the end of last year, a news site published the first photos of the car are masked (shown below), which is believed to have been leaked by Kia. The car is clearly influence, the Kia GT concept of 2011 in its overall shape and what is visible of the front-end styling. The concept of rear-hinged rear doors and a dramatic ‘floating’ front intake, drive bays has not been run for the production version, though.
The GT will be positioned at the top of the Kia range, the Optima. This will put the GT up against a wide range of high-end rivals, such as Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, then a price of around £30,000 is expected.
Due to be unveiled in Detroit on January 8th, the sales of the GT are planned for this summer.
Jimi Beckwith and Sam Sheehan