2016 Kia GT Coupe Production Version Announced
The latest news about the Kia GT concept confirmed that this car will have its production version. This coupe is supposed to be released as a 2016 model in order to expand the brand’s presence on the market covering the performance market niche. Of course, the 2016 Kia GT Coupe couldn’t possibly have the same sales results as its competitors, but it has a really nice perspective for the future. The 2016 GT Coupe is expected to be based on the concept which was presented at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Naturally, the design language has evolved since then, so the production version should be different. If you shave the concept’s avant-garde aura and add the current brand’s design language, you’d get an idea how the 2016 Kia GT Coupe should look like. The coupe is going to be a performance car. It’s sleek exterior design will just express the sporty ambitions hidden below the surface.
2016 Kia GT Coupe Powertrain
The concept had a 3.3-liter V6 engine which was connected to the rear wheels. The V6 mill was capable of delivering 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. According to some rumors, the production version won’t have the same engine. There are some speculations about a four-cylinder turbocharged engine which might be less powerful than the concept’s mill. Aside from the power output, there will be yet another difference: the production 2016 GT Coupe will probably have front-wheel drive. This might seem as a bit of disappointment after the concept’s powerful V6, but the rumors claim that the production version will be available in more than one flavor. It’s still too early to say, but the more powerful engine options are expected. There are some reports which announced even a hybrid powertrain, but there’s no any reliable information about its specs. Although the U.S.-spec 2016 Kia GT Coupe won’t get a diesel engine option, some other market might get one.
Exterior, Style And Design Cues Borrowed From Kia GT Coupe Concept
The fastback is going to have the exterior which will be heavily based on the concept. It’s expected that the production model inherits all the good aspects of the concept’s exterior design. That’s why the 2016 Kia GT Coupe is going to be smooth and powerful, a bit futuristic and dynamic fastback with a lot of passion built into its body. However, one of the most prominent features of the four-door coupe concept, the suicide rear doors, probably won’t be used for the production version. Following the modern technology trends, the body of the 2016 Kia GT Coupe will be very light. There’s no official information about its weight, but the sources which are familiar with this car claim that the manufacturer will use a lot of lightweight materials.
2016 Kia GT Coupe Release And Price
The 2016 Kia GT Coupe will be released as a 2016 model, but its release date isn’t known yet. It’s expected to be released during 2015, although some estimates said that it might even be released early 2016. The price is also secret, but it’s estimated that the car won’t be as expensive as its competitors.