Kia CEO wants a sportier lineup, possibly a rear-wheel drive sedan

Kia GT concept 12.09.2011
Kia GT concept 12.09.2011

Procee’d GT will lead the charge

In a recent interview, Kia CEO Hyoung-Keun Lee revealed his intentions to offer sportier products.

Speaking with Autocar, Lee said his company is “seriously looking” at a production version of the GT concept which debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. He went on to say “We haven’t decided yet, but we need a certain product to help with our brand image."

The executive also revealed the company is evaluating several other concepts and a new one will be introduced at next year's Geneva Motor Show. Kia will also gather feedback from consumers and the media before deciding which model to build.

The company is also considering an entry-level sports car, but is more focused on launching a high-performance version of the Procee’d. Expected to be called the Procee’d GT, the model is slated to feature unique styling and a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine that develops 200 bhp (149 kW).

Source: Autocar
Published Nov 21st, 2012 9:50pm By Michael Gauthier
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sean sean
This represents what koreans do best...COPYING...it's just that unlike the Chinese, they copy with style.
Nov 26th, 2012 5:12am
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Han Solo Han Solo
Way to go Kia, Longitudinal RWD Sports Coupe or Sedan...now your talking...I will be one of the first guys to buy them...
Nov 22nd, 2012 10:22am
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motorfan28 motorfan28
procee'd indeed....procee'd from the AM one-77, though being a KIA it will be called a one-7777777 as that will be the number produced
Nov 22nd, 2012 6:51am
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Han Solo Han Solo
Yes, I have to agree...the headlights got to go...but keep them Horizontal...just a wish...
Nov 22nd, 2012 10:24am
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