The 2017 Kia GT Is The Rear-Wheel Drive Budget BMW From Korea

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Hey you, yeah you on the BMW website! I see you building that 4 Series Gran Coupe you can’t afford, and I have some good news. What you see here is Kia’s upcoming rear-wheel-drive four-door coupe. It looks promising, and should be pretty quick as well.

According to, someone captured a photo of an undisguised prototype of the upcoming GT. It is said to be based on the upcoming Hyundai G70 “near luxury” sedan, which should do battle with other entry level luxury cars like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.


On the styling front, it looks like a stretched Optima with a mish-mash of various elements from the BMW 4 Series GC and the Audi A5/S5 Sportback. The front even looks have gotten inspiration from the now discontinued Hyundai Genesis Coupe. It’s definitely a toned-down and smaller version of the GT concept.


What will be under the hood is pure speculation at this point, but Hyundai does have a brand new 365 horsepower, 3.3 liter, twin-turbo V6 that could easily do battle with the Bavarian turbocharged six-cylinder motors.


Kia has even taken the new GT into enemy territory and tested it at the Nürburging.

A full reveal is set for January 8th on Kia’s website.