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Old 10-09-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Kia is planning to launch a sporty front-wheel-drive coupé within the next two years, according to a senior Korean source.

The Korean firm plans to have a car in every major sector within the next five years, and a sports coupé, which would be based on the Cee’d platform, is currently in the early stages of development.

“At the moment we’re concentrating on further establishing the brand as a serious player in the UK,” the source told Autocar, “but we’ve got ambitious plans for the future.”
The new coupé is likely to be displayed at a motor show within the next 18 months, possibly at Paris next autumn or at Detroit in early 2011.

Kia’s Kee concept from 2007 hints at a possible design direction the production Kia coupé may take. The car has been designed by Kia’s European design chief, Peter Schreyer, and it is said to have met with approval from top Korean executives.

Sister firm Hyundai has confirmed its intentions to put the Veloster concept — a front-wheel-drive coupé based on the i30 — into production within the next two years. The Kia coupé would be priced between £15,000 and £20,000 as a direct rival to the Veloster and to undercut the Peugeot RCZ and Audi TT
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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I guess Kia will inherit the Tiburon underpinnings from Hyundai now that the Genesis is their flagship coupe.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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I love the idea of throwing the Tiburon down to Kia, I think they just need to clean up the lines a little bit. The front end is too harsh on that concept.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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KIA=fwd, Hyundai=rwd would be an awesome concept.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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this thing looks interesting but as for the Tiburon:

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"Hyundai has officially stated that the 2010 Genesis Coupe is not a Tiburon replacement. According to the Korean newspaper Autotimes, Hyundai has readied a new model of Tiburon with a 1.6 L/2.0 L turbocharged engine.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
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That's wikipedia, and I remember them saying that at the first hints of a genesis coupe. Things change and I honestly think them discontinuing the Tiburon as a Hyundai wouldn't hurt at all.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
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I absolutely hate KIA but would love to see something crazy like this come out. As long as they don't muck it up like the Soul.
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