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Old 03-30-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default 2010 Kia Amanti revealed

http://www.motorauthority.com/...ai-azera-grandeur.html

The new model is looking damn good..almost Audi good.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:17 AM   #2
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Kia got jealous of Hyundai.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
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http://www.motorauthority.com/...ai-azera-grandeur.html

The new model is looking damn good..almost Audi good.
No wonder, because Chief Designer is Peter Schreyer who was a head of VW/Audi design team.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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wow, it looks really good. surprising things from kia/hyundai!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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Kia got jealous of Hyundai.
hyundai owns kia
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:42 AM   #6
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Default 2010 Kia Amanti revealed

That does look very good, but it's a rendering and a bunch of masked photos. Also, a full size FWD car? Not sure if I want that.

I do respect the value of the Hyundai line, though. I'd definitely own one if I were in the market for a new car. That or a Fusion.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
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That does look very good, but it's a rendering and a bunch of masked photos. Also, a full size FWD car? Not sure if I want that.
azera/amanti are based on the sonata platform, iirc. it's basically competitive with the impala, some buicks, and the avalon.

i wonder if the azera will go further upscale and compete with the ES
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:40 AM   #8
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That does look very good, but it's a rendering and a bunch of masked photos. Also, a full size FWD car? Not sure if I want that.
azera/amanti are based on the sonata platform, iirc. it's basically competitive with the impala, some buicks, and the avalon.

i wonder if the azera will go further upscale and compete with the ES
Ah, nevermind, I thought it was a full-size. An Azera is no bigger than a Sonata then?
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:23 PM   #9
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Kia got jealous of Hyundai.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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That does look very good, but it's a rendering and a bunch of masked photos. Also, a full size FWD car? Not sure if I want that.
azera/amanti are based on the sonata platform, iirc. it's basically competitive with the impala, some buicks, and the avalon.

i wonder if the azera will go further upscale and compete with the ES
Ah, nevermind, I thought it was a full-size. An Azera is no bigger than a Sonata then?
No - Azera is bigger than a Sonata. BAsed on a stretched Sonata platform. Kinda like a Camry & Avalon - same platform - but a lsightly larger car.

Azera's biggest competitor would be the Avalon and Buick Lucerne.


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Koreans are going the eat Japanese's lunch. They did it with RAM, did it with consumer electronics, going to do it with cars.
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Koreans are going the eat Japanese's lunch. They did it with RAM, did it with consumer electronics, going to do it with cars.
Bloomberg this morning I think it was said this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Korean cars because their currency is down significantly whereas the Yen is up, so it's made them instantly more competitive for free.

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