The Kia GT4 Stinger concept, revealed at the Detroit motor Show, might be on sale by 2016 as well as be priced under £30,000.
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The GT4 Stinger’s designer, Tom Kearns, told automobile Express: “It’s a overall concept, however when we do these cars and trucks we have in the back of our minds that if we choose to make it, we don’t have to modification it as well much.”
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According to Kearns, the two areas that are a lot of likely to modification are the radical LED light stack as well as the ingenious see with A-pillars.
“The spaces in the A-pillars aren’t symmetrical so it works well from the motorist as well as traveler seat,” he said. “Pillars are getting bigger as well as bigger by demand – it’s a huge problem, so we looked for a solution.”
When questioned about a prospective cost for the GT4 Stinger, Kearns said: “We’re checking out the Scion [Toyota GT-86] as well as [Subaru BRZ], as well as even the Mazda MX-5 – true enthusiast, budget-friendly cars. Pricing has to be fitting for a Kia – it’s a value brand”
The GT4 Stinger idea sits on a rear-wheel drive platform as well as features a 311bhp turbocharged version of Kia’s 2.0-litre petrol engine. If it makes production, it’s likely to utilize a platform from within the Hyundai/Kia group, potentially from the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Kearns likewise stated that he really hoped the shape wouldn’t modification as well much: “I’d like it to be like this,” he said. “It looks stylish as well as muscular without appearing like an upset transformer. We have a new version of our signature grille – a deal with with a simplicity of design”
And, according to Kearns, other versions might be on the cards: “I’d be fine with a convertible version. What do you think?”