Hot Wheels: Kia Cross GT concept vehicle

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm •  Published: February 7, 2013

UNDER THE HOOD: The Cross GT is a gas-electric hybrid, with a 3.8-liter V6 engine and an electric motor. The Cross GT can go 20 miles in all-electric mode, and the gas engine and motor combined can get 400 horsepower.

GAS MILEAGE: Not revealed.

CHEERS: Kia, once known for cheap, dull cars, is upping the ante with models like the Cross GT and the elegant new Cadenza sedan, which was released last month at the Detroit auto show. Kia says its customers are looking for more sophisticated styling and features, even in value-priced models.

JEERS: Most buyers look to the Kia brand for lower prices and value, so going upscale could backfire. Also, the Cross GT's design is pretty radical and could alienate some buyers if it gets built.