Geneva Preview: Kia Reveals Rear-Drive Sedan, Needs Name
By Brandon Turkus
February 28, 2012
We knew Kia had some kind of rear-wheel-drive car up its sleeve, and that the styling would be based on the GT Concept
that debuted in Frankfurt
. Now, with the Geneva Motor Show right around the corner, Kia has unveiled its new rear-drive sedan to its legion of Facebook fans.
Based on the same platform as corporate partner Hyundai’s Genesis
, Kia’s first rear-wheel-drive product should be compatible with the same 5.0-liter V-8s we’ve tested in the Equus and Genesis.
Before it goes on sale though, Kia is asking its Facebook fans to give it a name. We've heard both KH and K9 used interchangably, but it doesn't appear that either is destined for production. If you have any ideas, head on over to Kia’s Facebook page
. We’ll have more on this new Kia (including, hopefully, a name) when it makes its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week.