We Might See a Kia Sports Car By the End of the Decade
"Kia" and "sports car" rarely share the same sentence unless they're distinguished by a "never happening" somewhere in between. But with new brand loyalty comes new ideas, and the GT4 Stinger concept we saw a few years back might be a real possibility—in like five years. Granted, that may seem like a while from now, but sitting down with Autocar, Kia UK boss Paul Philpott says that an “affordable” sports car is exactly what Kia would need to compete. That's betting on the fact the FR-S and BRZ will still be around by then. RELATED: The Kia GT4 Stinger Concept is Definitely A Looker
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So far, there’s only a little bit of detail to work with. What we do know is that it will likely take cues in both design and performance from the GT4 Stinger concept, and be a stand alone model (meaning not based off an existing Forte platform, or something of the like). Best of all, though, it will be a global model.
Alongside a new affordable sports car, Kia is also hard at work on a Juke-rivaling B-segment CUV, expected around the same time, if not earlier than 2018. Looks like Kia has some big ideas—now they just need to come to fruition.
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