Kia, which has launched nine new products in the last three years, plans to move forward with design-led transformations, unveiling the Kia GT four-door sports sedan concept for the first time in the United States at the Los Angeles Auto Show. \"This is Kia\'s first rear-wheel-drive concept,\" said Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer at Wednesday\'s press conference. \"Beneath the hood is a 3.3-litre turbo-charged engine, 395 horsepower, eight-speed automatic transmission. Put it all together, what you get is a four-door sports sedan that\'s sleek and masculine and breathtaking.\" \"For us, we\'ve been known as a fuel-efficient, quality and value brand,\" said Michael Sprague, marketing vice-president. \"Now we\'re moving forward as a design brand.\" Designed by Kia\'s European design team and introduced this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the GT has a long wheelbase of 112.6 inches, with front and rear-hinged back doors that open slightly upward. \"The rear-wheel drive allows us to play with different proportions,\" said Gregory Guillaume, chief designer at Kia\'s European Design Centre. \"The cabin is now further back, and it has a more dynamic silhouette.\"