In a recent interview, Kia design director Peter Schreyer hinted the GT could feature a smaller engine or hybrid technology.

The Kia GT concept was a hit at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the company is continuing to drop hints that it might be headed for production.

In a recent interview, design director Peter Schreyer said the car's turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 - with 395 PS (290 kW / 390 hp) and 534 Nm (394 lb-ft) of torque - could give way to a "smaller engine or hybrid technology." He added, "It would still be fast, but return good fuel economy too."

More telling, however, was Schreyer's revelation that "Every company needs a halo car... the [four-door] coupe market is dominated by German brands and the GT is Kia's first step."

As we have previously reported, the rear-wheel drive flagship could be launched as early as 2013.

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