We are getting closer and closer to finally get what all Kia car enthusiast wants, a Kia sports car, a rear wheel drive. Lets examine some of the things reuters.com said on their lastest article.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]It is said we will finally see Kia Sports car by second quater of 2017 targeting an annual output of 60,000 but specific plans are not identified since they are not official yet.
The Kia Novo is their new Concept car that resembles very much some of the specifications Kia will bring for their sports car.
Said models will have 3 engine options:
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]2.0 GDi Theta II engine, we can assume this could the same engine for the Elantra producing 174 horsepower and 157 lb-ft. of Torque
2.2 CRDi engine, This engine can be found in europe at the Kia Sorrento producing 197 bhp and 441 Nm.
3.0 GDi Lambda engine, This engine is found in the Genesis sedan but in global markets, producing 253 horsepower and 224 lb-ft. of torque.
Our guess is this list is missing a turbo engine and we might see either the 2.0 Turbo engine from the Sonata and Optima, and we have our higher hopes for the new 3.3 twin-turbo engine currently found the new Genesis G90/EQ900, you’ll find out why.
One thing we also notice with this new code name CK is some of the pictures found previously for the Genesis Coupe mule.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]We are happy and sad at the sametime to find out that this test mule was not actually a Hyundai/Genesis brand but actually a Kia in disguise. Kia Motors was testing their new Sports card based on the Genesis Coupe platform. For sure this is a surpirse for us but we saw it coming and if that label is right, we’ll see not only the 3.3 twin-turbo but also the eight-speed automatic transmission plus an All Wheel Drive option.
We’ll keep looking for more details on this Kia CK car.