2010 Kia Amanti revealed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by glimmerman, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. glimmerman

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  2. angry hampster

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    Kia got jealous of Hyundai.
     
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    wow, it looks really good. surprising things from kia/hyundai!
     
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    hyundai owns kia :)
     
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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.

    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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    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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    Ah, nevermind, I thought it was a full-size. An Azera is no bigger than a Sonata then?
     
  9. angry hampster

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    News to me!
     
  10. Dr. Detroit

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    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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    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.