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Kia Forte GT Unveiled?

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Forte GT Debuts in Korea Featured

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Forte GT Debuts in Korea

Wow, it seems like Kia Motors is nonstop with news about its upcoming vehicles. Everyone is loving the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento, the new Kia Telluride SUV at Fashion Week 2018 gave us a whole new look at Kia SUV style, and we’ve heard the good news about the Kia Niro EV fuel efficiency, although the numbers keep changing (for the better). Most recently, Kia Motors has decided to break off from the Hyundai Motor Group path of performance and turn Kia Motors into a GT brand. We’ve heard tidbits about GT vehicles and concepts, but news about several GT models is popping up, including the return of the Kia Stinger GT4 concept as an electric-coupe.

Going GT

So, a “GT” car is also known as a “Grand Touring” car. Grand Touring vehicles tend to be an automobile in the style of a coupe, sometimes built for only two people, and designed to operate at high speeds while still keeping passengers comfortable. For instance, the Dodge Challenger GT is a four-passenger two-door coupe with all-wheel drive. The Kia Stinger is starting to lean in this direction.

The Kia Stinger is possibly the first Kia Motors vehicle to get the GT tag, with the Kia Stinger GT, GT1, and GT2 trims. It would also seem like the Stinger started a wave, and not just in terms of looks – we can already see several vehicles from the Kia Motors lineup borrowing the coupe style for future model years. The new craze is turning vehicles into agile GT cars, like the Optima GT, Kia Soul GT, Kia Rio GT, and most notably, the Kia Forte GT. More on the Kia Rio GT next week.


Kia Motors is Going GT

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Miami Lakes Kia Motors Stinger GT

Miami Lakes Kia Motors Stinger GT

After the 2018 Kia Stinger, many may think Kia Motors will continue to make performance sports cars. After all, the Kia Stinger is like no other sports car before it, and Kia Motors is testing their new transfer case for all-wheel drive on the Kia Stinger itself. In the end, the Kia Stinger is quickly becoming the breadwinner for Kia Motors, but now it feels like the automaker is throwing a curveball. Kia Motors is officially shutting down their performance sub-brand…but not really.

When the Kia Stinger was first released, it made a statement about Kia Motors’ new path. With many of their upcoming 2019 models, a lot of vehicles seem to even be taking cues from the performance car in terms of exterior style, and even some interior changes here and there. Kia Motors said this was the vehicle that would start it all, making cars that drive as good as they look. So what happened?

Kia Motors has no interest in making vehicles for the race track. Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet have that one on lock down. Owned by the Hyundai Motor Group, many thought Kia Motors would be be playing a game of “follow the leader” and chase Hyundai in the performance segment, but that’s not the way their tune goes. For now, Kia is looking at producing more GT models.