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Kia GT Concept

Kia has shown a smart-looking rear-drive 'coupe saloon' concept at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show

Some old-fashioned show candy from Frankfurt now, in the shapely shape of the Kia GT – a rear-wheel drive concept clearly hinting that the Korean manufacturer is thinking of moving in what we’re glad to see is a more evo direction.

It’s another of those ‘four door coupes’ according to the blurb, and is Kia’s first even rear-wheel drive model. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 engine with 390bhp, and gets delivered by an eight-speed automatic transmission. The clean, handsome lines are the work of Kia’s European design team, led by Peter Schreyer, and while details like the rear-hinged rear doors are inevitably more for show than go, it's clearly possible that something very similar looking could make it into production.

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We’re meant to be seeing what’s described as an ‘aeronautical theme’ with propeller-style alloy wheels and ‘jet themed’ rear view cameras. It’s part of a series of motorshow concepts, including the Kia Kee and Kia Pop, hinting at a new, classier direction for the Korean brand. 

Will anything like it ever get built? Well Kia does have access to the rear-drive platform of the Hyundai Genesis, and the 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 and eight-speed auto are also clearly possibilities. Fingers crossed.

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