The best cars from the LA Motor Show 2011 (Rick Wait)

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Kia GT Concept
Rumor has it that this unexpectedly stunning concept from Kia portends a production version. If a road-going four-door coupé from Kia with rear-wheel drive could look even slightly like the GT Concept, it'll be a giant leap forward for the brand starting to emerge from its status as Hyundai's little brother. Some design cues would be lost in a production GT; the use of cameras instead of wing mirrors would be especially missed.

But a car of this type - with Kia/Hyundai's recent build quality, the turbocharged 3.3-litre 390-horsepower V6 engine and Kia's growing reputation for quality and affordability - could be a market leader.