Kia keeps slipping the promise date. September, then November, then December...
From what I can tell, they have been making them in Korea but for some reason haven't ramped up production in the Georgia plant yet.
In the absence of facts from Kia, we are left to speculate while passing the time..
Could they be waiting on the EPA to sign off on smog and CAFE numbers? COVID has really slowed down the already slow wheels of government regulators in other areas. Could the EPA be the bottleneck?
I've read about Kia's marketing brain trust having concerns with the K5 GT 2.5T cannibalizing sales of the RWD/AWD Stinger GT-Line which currently is only available in the US with the 2.0T power plant and has a higher price point. Supposedly that concern is why the K5 GT won't be available in the US with AWD even though some of the 2021 K5 GT press cars in Korea had it.
Good info. Thanks.
It will be interesting to see how the GT handles 290 hp with FWD. Savage Geese review noted that the 2.0T's acceleration from a 90-degree turn is sluggish, one assumes to reduce torque steer. Still difficult to believe AWD isn't an option. But your points about the Stinger are on target.