Kia brought at Geneva Motor Show 2013 the series versions of Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT, the first hot hatch built by the South Korean car manufacturer.
The second generation of the compact cee’d came at Geneva Motor Show as the GT version. This was exposed with the equivalent version of pro_cee’d, the three-door brother of the popular South Korean hatchback.
Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live: Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT photo gallery
Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT Live at Geneva Motor Show 2013
Both cars, the three-door Kia pro_ceed GT and the five-door Kia cee’d GT, wear the same beautiful and highly aggressive bodykit consisting of a new front bumper with large air intakes, which features red accents and LED optical blocks.
The aggressive honeycomb grille featuring the Kia logo is also new, and side skirts were fitted with the GT mark. On the back, a new spoiler distinguish itself, and so is the new bumper with dual exhaust, while the roof is painted in black.
The changes are completed by a lower and stiffer suspension and the 18-inch wheels. The brakes are composed of red calipers with ventilated front discs measuring 300 × 28 mm and simple rear discs with 262 × 10 mm dimensions.
Inside there are Recaro sports seats, alloy pedals, 7-inch TFT instrument cluster and new decorations.
Under the bonnet of the two Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT hot hatches we found the new 1.6-liter GDI twin-scroll turbo petrol engine which delivers 204 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque (265 Nm).
The 1600cc engine is matted with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is achieved in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The 60-100 km/h can be obtain in 5.4 seconds in forth gear, the 80-120 km/h (50-75 km/h) in 7.3 seconds in fifth gear and again 80-120 km/h in 8.8 seconds in the sixth gear.
The new Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT have a mixed fuel economy of 7.4 liters/100 km (31.8 MPG US / 38.2 MPG Imp.) and they are emitting 171 g/km CO2.
Kia also announced the anniversary edition Kia pro_cee’d GT 1st Edition, which will be available in just 500 units and offer among other things – automatic air conditioning, active bi-xenon lights, sunroof and navigation system.
The production for the new Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT will start in May this year (2013) at Kia’s factory from Zilina in Slovakia. As for the orders and sales will start across Europe from mid-year. The estimate price for the UK market, is around £23,000 pounds.
“The world premiere of Kia’s new pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT highlights the diversity of our current product line-up and underpins the natural expansion of the brand into the performance car market, an important step forward for Kia,” comments Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors Europe. “The new Kia pro_cee’d GT will have great appeal for motorists looking for style, performance and dynamism in their next car – and the cee’d GT adds an extra level of practicality for buyers who prefer five doors.”
Kia is celebrating the arrival of its first high-performance model with a limited edition variant that features a host of unique interior and exterior styling enhancements. With a production run of just 500 units across Europe, the ‘Kia pro_cee’d GT 1st Edition’ is based closely on the all-new Kia pro_cee’d GT.
Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT Video – Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live
Kia cee’d GT and Kia pro_cee’d GT via Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2013