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Car news | 04.02.2014 - 03:49

The evolution of Kia highlighted by the GT4 Stinger concept

South Korean automaker Kia has seen a tremendous evolution in these last few years together with sister company Hyundai. The biggest success was the first generation of the cee’d sold in Europe which put Kia on the automotive map.

Now they have an interesting lineup to offer all around the world and even more impressively are their concepts. 

 

The latest example of a concept car is the GT4 Stinger which was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is a 2+2 sports coupe benefiting from a lightweight construction and a rear-wheel drive arrangement. Motivation is provided by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder T-GDI gasoline direct-injected engine outputting 315 bhp delivered to the rear axle with help from a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.

 

According to SpeedCarz.com, the Kia GT4 Stinger concept rides on 20-inch center-lock alloys shod in 235/35 ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires while curb weight stands at 2,874 lbs. The vehicle is 169.7 inches long and 74.4 inches wide, with a wheelbase stretching at 103.1 inches. The cabin adopts a minimalistic layout with very few buttons and knobs, together with bucket seats billet-aluminum door handles with red-stitched pull straps and a red LED-illuminated panel.

 

The designer of the concept doesn’t exclude the possibility of a production model but if it will ever see the light of day chances are some significant changes will occur to make the concept production feasible.

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