Kia pushes ahead with RWD sports sedan concept

Kia pushes ahead with RWD sports sedan concept

There has been rumours floating around for a long time about a mysterious Kia rear-wheel drive sports sedan. Back in July things heated up with reports that this concept may debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Now it’s clear that not only is there a Kia sports sedan concept, but it looks suitably staunch as well. Kia’s latest concept has been announced for a Frankfurt debut and the fist images of the four-door coupe have been released.

The swooping design borrows heavily from the Optima sedan with a high belt line and lengthy chrome strip. The fastback design features four seats in a 2+2 configuration.

“I believe the car is a strong statement from Kia: We are ready to fast forward to an all-new chapter,” says the automaker’s design chief, Peter Schreyer.

No official details have been released on mechanical elements and powertrains but it is expected that the concept will use the Hyundai Genesis Sedan platform. Power may come from Hyundai’s 4.6-litre or 5.0-litre Tau V-8 engine and could be sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto transmission.

The concept will be revealed in full at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, expect more details soon.

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