Kia planning two-seat Toyota GT-86 rival?

by Apr 8, 2013All News, Kia, New York 20132 comments

According to some sources, Kia’s Chief Designer California Studio would like the South Korean automaker to produce a small rear-wheel-drive sports car to rival the Toyota GT86.

Speaking at the Big Apple, Tom Kearns gave a resounding “yes” when asked if he thought Kia needed a sports car to help push the emotional appeal of the brand, and move Kia away from being a rational purchase. 

“We’d definitely make one if we had my way,” he said, stressing it was a personal opinion, rather than a company one. “I think we should do a coupé over a convertible. A cabrio would be fun, but an affordable coupé in the US would prove more popular”.

“Something like a Scion FR-S (the US version of the Toyota GT86) that’s youthful, fun, affordable and rear-wheel drive would be great.” Kearns said he had “drawn one and made a model of one” in his design studio.

Source: [WhatCar?]

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Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

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