The Kia GT concept was first introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011. Three years after it is rumored to get a production version that will be released in 2016. The 2016 Kia GT will not follow the concept to the exact lines, but it will represent a whole new model based on that idea. This will be the first four-door coupe from this manufacturer, and even though it will certainly differ from the concept it is based on, we have almost no doubts that the Kia will manage to pull it through. The 2016 Kia GT will have a fascinating exterior which may not be as bold as the concept model’s, but it will surely be aggressive, innovative and fierce. In addition, the coupe will offer a stylish and well equipped cabin with the latest technology gadgets and an excellent powertrain. However, the model will use a slightly less powerful engine that the one that was presented in Frankfurt in 2011, but it will have more than satisfying performance. The 2016 Kia GT will definitely have much to offer to all those who love extravagant and dominant models which are all about having fun while driving, while at the same time it will be able to compete with other top cars in its market segment. Let’s take a look at the treat we are in for.
2016 Kia GT Comes With Futuristic Exterior
The Kia GT concept had a futuristic and very intense exterior. The model represented in Frankfurt in 2011 was bold, with innovative body lines and bumpers, amazing headlights and small, but effective grille. The car was simply breathtaking, but it was obvious from just looking at it that there is no way the production version will look exactly like it. The models that do make it to the market are more modest and down to earth. However, the new 2016 Kia GT is said to keep the body shape of the concept car, as well as to inherit many of its finest aspects. Since the carmaker isn’t making any reports on how the car will look, we can only speculate. One of the sure things is that the production model will look as bold and aggressive as the concept. We are truly hoping it will keep its fantastic headlights and grille, though the latter is more likely to be changed. The changes are still kept as secrets, but we hope they will be small. However, even if they aren’t, there is almost no chance that we will be disappointed as Kia is well-known for outstanding car designs, especially since the base idea is this good. The overall appearance of the Kia GT is completed with its high wheel arcs with large wheels, awesome air intakes and overall shape that is menacing and unique.
Engine Options: V6, I4, Diesel & Hybrid — Drive And Transmission
The Kia GT concept presented in 2011 used a 3.3-liter V-6 gas engine that was capable of producing up to 390 horsepower. The production model could, however, get a more modest option. The 2016 GT will probably use a 3.3-liter inline-four turbocharged unit that will generate around 200 horsepower. After its release, the car will extend the list on engines and powertrains by adding up diesel and hybrid options as well. In addition, even though the concept used a rear-wheel drive, the production coupe will offer a front-wheel drive. Also, the 2016 GT will probably use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Kia GT Release Date And Price
The 2016 Kia GT will be released during next year as a 2016 model, but the exact date hasn’t been set out yet. As for the price, there are no reports about it available just yet, but we expect it to be in accordance with the competition’s price tags, if not slightly less expensive in order to attract the buyers. After all, this is an all-new model and the audience will need time and motivation to get into it.