Cross GT Concept at the Seoul Motor Show from Kia
|   Friday, April 12, 2013
Kia has plans to manufacture an SUV right below the segment consisting of the Sorrento. The vehicle is called the Kia Cross GT and is still in its concept stages. However, this vehicle is wider and lower than the Sorrento and that guarantee more interior space as well as enhanced handling and performance.

The Cross GT concept measures 4897 x 3099 mm (length x breadth) and this makes it 213 mm longer and 399 mm wider than the Sorrento. The ride height has been diminished by 41 mm and this gives the Cross GT Concept better handling capability and roofline access as compared to other crossover vehicles in the segment.


The Cross GT is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine mated to an electric motor and this incorporates the petrol hybrid drive train quite efficiently. The engine is mated to an eight speed automatic transmission system and Kia claims that this is sufficiently powered to propel the vehicle to the required amount. Kia also claims that this concept is capable of travelling 20 miles solely on electric power.

The cabin is spacious enough to accommodate four people although it is lit well and airy enough to make any journey comfortable. Kia has emphasized heavily on the hexagonal glass inserts next to the sky light and this enhances the way the interior is lit up. The concept vehicles sports dual layered scissor doors with attached knobs while the boot space consists of traditional hatch and glass tailgate.

Kia stresses that the Cross GT is a conceptual vehicle although this vehicle could be brought into mainstream production in the near future. The debut of the original Kia GT back in 2011 was a big step for Kia and that propelled the car maker into the mainstream sports vehicle designing. The Cross GT Concept is another bold step Kia has taken towards the positive direction.
Kia plans on manufacturing luxury sedans and super minis one day and that has been the primary goal of the company ever since it was formed.

Judging by the progress Kia has made, it will not be long before the company manages to reach its target. The Cross GT Concept was designed at the KDCA Design Center in California unlike the GT which was designed in Frankfurt. This as a result creates subtle changes in the way the vehicles are designed.

Kia is designing vehicles aimed at the America and Chinese market and these vehicles are expected to become hugely popular once they launch in the market. However, as of now, the US market seems to be the target market and Kia has plans of shifting production completely to reduce the cost of manufacturing. However, the final call is yet to be taken and this could take some time to take place. However, Kia is surely making old moves in the market.
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