We’ve all been wondering when the Koreans would move in to the convertible and sports car segment, it now seems that it may be sooner than later. The good news comes as KIA’s main designer Peter Schreyer says he is keen to make it happen.
Speaking to Autonews.com, the former Audi designer said convertibles and sports car would help lift the brand’s profile, he did however concede that “it’s not yet the time to make any promises“.
KIA Australia National Public Relations Manager, Kevin Hepworth, told CarAdvice that officially there are no plans for a convertible or sports car at this stage, however given the brand’s overwhelming appeal to the youth market, such models would certainly be welcomed.
Although Hyundai has done reasonably well with its Tiburon sportscar over the years, KIA’s parent company stopped importing the model to Australia in January of 2009 . The Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which would’ve made a perfect replacement, is not being made in right-hand drive in its current model life-cycle.
This leaves a great opportunity for KIA to release a Mazda MX-5 competitor or a small sports car to compete against the upcoming Toyota/Subaru FT-86G.
Would you like to see KIA Convertibles and Sports cars?