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Kia Spectra, Coupe
#4 of 19 Re: KIA NEW MODEL 2008 [mark63]
Aug 11, 2005 (9:32 am)
Expect Engine: All new Spectra V6
Coupe 200 hp
This comes with the design concept shown:
Heart of a European offensive of Kia is a car, which runs internally under the contraction OD and gets up to the premiere naturally still another correct name: a 4.25 meter long compact cars as Cerato replacement, which is to take up it with gulf and Konsorten. He is built starting from at the end of of 2006 in one still under construction factory in the slowakischen Zilina, which is annually designed for 300.000 units and where beside that OD will come in the future on the Sportage off the line. OD starts at the end of of 2006 first as four-door diagonal tail sedan, in the autumn 2007 follows the combination and end of 2007 the two-door flow tail sedan. 2009 come then on same platform (2,650 millimeters wheel base) still another Coupé Cabrio with electrohydraulically concealable Hardtop. OD beginning with altogether six gasoline and Diesel motorizing is optically strongly shared to the Peugeot 307 and is like these in the euro NCAP Crashtest five stars to reach.
#5 of 19 Fresh Spectra next Summer
Nov 10, 2005 (11:37 am)
Not sure if this is the appropriate forum, but the Chicago Tribune mentioned this past Sunday that there would be a refreshened Spectra due out next summer.
I've been in the market for a Spectra5, so I may have to wait a little longer...
#6 of 19 kind of looks like a cross
Apr 23, 2006 (5:48 pm)
between a mustang(general body shape), a tC(top of car, same as our tC, with the roof/glass treatment?), and the tail lights of the Spectra5.
I hope, if this gets built, and makes it to the USA, they do away with this "Sedan", and make it into a 3 door hatch, like the Tiburon, or even our tC.
Get tired of coupes with a trunk.
May as well get a 4 door if ya get a trunk?
Seems the tC sold nearly 75,000 units in 05, and on record to beat that number in 06. It appears as if sporty, "small", 3 door cars sell, if done correctly, an dpriced right, etc.
#7 of 19 I am surprised
May 05, 2006 (8:20 pm)
by the lack of responses to this decent looking vehicle.
I hope they build it! price it say 18-19K tops? a car less than(guessing) 3000 lbs, with a 200HP V6? What is not to like( maybe the design. Depends on what people's perspecitves are).
Kia is supposed to have a sporty car(I read tibby will go up market for 09-10? RWD...if so, that would be perfect for Kia to make this FWD 3 door as their sporty car).
We'll have to wait and see, unfortuantely.
#12 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [jtz]
Jul 16, 2006 (10:53 pm)
That ED has nothing to do with the Spectra.
That is a concept that will be toned down and released in Europe. Hyundai has a twin concept named Genus, which may or may not be released in the US, more than likely not.
And speaking of similarities, Suzuki rebuilds Hyundai/Kia cars, as well cars from other manufacturers. See the Grand Vitara, it's a Tucson/Sportage. The previously Sonata became the Verona. The current Elantra (06) is also known as the Suzuki Forenza. The Reno borrows from the Accent/Reno. Right down to the engine, let alone design.
#13 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [cyberpunk3]
Jul 16, 2006 (11:18 pm)
"And speaking of similarities, Suzuki rebuilds Hyundai/Kia cars, as well cars from other manufacturers. See the Grand Vitara, it's a Tucson/Sportage. The previously Sonata became the Verona. The current Elantra (06) is also known as the Suzuki Forenza. The Reno borrows from the Accent/Reno. Right down to the engine, let alone design."
Where did you ever come up with that one? Are you saying GM's takeover of Daewoo didn't happen--or that Daewoo never existed? There are huge qualitative differences between Japanese Suzukis and Daewoos (and also Hyundai/Kias and Daewoos for that matter).