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Christopher Bruce2013-03-12 19:16:29

Kia Choosing Between GT and Provo for Next Car

One of them will be its next niche model

 
 
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The Kia Provo was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show

KiaKiaKiaRepublic of Korea, 1944 > present52 models
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has a big decision to make. It wants to add a niche model to its lineup, but it has a choice of two - the GTGTKia GTRepublic of Korea, 2011 > 201150 photos
concept or the ProvoprovoKia provoRepublic of Korea, 2013 > 20133 photos
concept. 

According to Kia Europe boss Michael Cole, company president and design chief Peter Schreyer wants to build the rear-wheel drive GT. However, the compact crossover segment is significantly more popular right now, and it could be built off of the RioRio Gen.3Kia Rio Gen.3Republic of Korea, 2012 > present83 versions
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platform.

The question is whether the boss will win out with the rear-wheel drive GT against the relative cheapness of developing the Provo off of an existing platform.

"We're looking at everything as to what future product holds," said Cole.

In terms of Kia's current product, it will launch the next generation SoulSoul Gen.1Kia Soul Gen.1Republic of Korea, 2008 > 201243 versions
57 photos
very soon and will have it on sale within 12 months.

Source: Autocar

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