Some may call it a fastback or a wagon, others may call it a crossover - either way, Kia's new K3 GT seems undeniably inspired by BMW's fastback 3 Series GT model. The introduction of the K3 GT adds yet another body style to the growing K3 range (better known to us as the Kia Cerato, or Forte in other markets), which already includes a sedan and hatchback model.
The Kia K3 GT will reportedly go on sale in Kia’s home market starting next month and will be offered in either four- or five-door body styles.
Visually, the K3 GT is differentiated from the sedan model by its dark chrome radiator grille, gloss black door mirror covers, GT side sills and a GT emblem on the front grille. At the rear, the K3 GT features an edgy rear bumper design housing dual-exhaust tips and a fixed rear spoiler which is matched with multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels along the flanks.
The K3 GT is powered by Kia's 1.6-litre turbocharged (T-GDi) engine, also found in the Euro-market specific Ceed GT hot hatch, which produces 204 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Power is sent through a seven-speed double-clutch transmission to the front wheels.