Kia Cee’d GT revealed

5 Mar, 2013 12:15pm Tom Phillips

The five-door Kia Cee’d GT has made its official debut before going on sale at the end of this year

The five-door Kia Cee’d GT hatchback has been revealed on the firm’s Geneva Motor Show stand, alongside a three-door Kia Pro_cee’d GT.

Kia claims that its new Pro_cee’d GT and Cee’d GT are “the brand’s most performance-focused production cars ever.”

Both models were designed in Europe by Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer and feature more aggressive front bumpers with distinctive LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes and 18-inch alloy wheels covering red brake calipers. Inside, the GT models get Recaro seats as standard.

The new Pro_cee’d GT and Cee’d GT are powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine which develops 201bhp and 265Nm of torque. The engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

Kia describes the new GT models more as warm hatches than hot hatches. Both cars can complete the benchmark 0-62mph sprint in 7.9 seconds, which is a full second slower than the forthcoming Ford Fiesta ST. The £21,995 Ford Focus ST completes the sprint in 6.5 seconds.

Production of the Pro_cee’d GT and Cee’d GT is scheduled to start at Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia in May. The Pro_cee’d GT will go sale in the UK from the middle of the year and will be joined by the Cee’d GT towards the end of 2013.

Prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the on-sale dates, but a figure of around £23,000 has been suggested for the five-door Cee’d GT.

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That looks really smart :O!

I actually really like that. Just couldn't ever own up to saying "I drive a Kia" I guess I am a snob

You make a good point. I too quite like the looks of this car... Kia's industry-leading 7-year warranty is an added attraction but badge snobbery sways my decision.

IT'S JUST A VAUXHALL ASTRA GM OWNS KIA & PARTNERS WITH HYUNDAI.

So it is both slower and likely to be more expensive than a Focus ST. What happened to value for money, Kia?

I like the new Kia Cee`d GT

and even worse...that you paid £23k for the privilege of driving a Kia!

You're thinking of Daewoo.Hyundai is Korean owned and also owns ALL of Kia.

Was the same Kia!! Really but my wife owns a picanto great reliable car great service

It looks fantastic, KIA are really going places mark my words they will big as big as Honda one day. There class leading 7 year warranty is showing confidence in there product and brilliant build quality.
Looking forward to driving one of these, had the pleasure of driving the Ceed tech 4 auto for 2 weeks lots of gizmos very good built quality

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