Kia released official information and a photo gallery of the new Kia pro ceed GT 2013 , a sports version of the three-door model. The live debut will be placed in March at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, alongside the five-door cee’d GT.
Kia has published, with more than one month before its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show, the first official images and information of the new Kia pro_cee’d GT,the sports version of the three-door model that activates in the compact segment. Kia pro_cee’d GT is the Korean proposal for a hot-hatch that will compete with popular models in this segment as Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. This is the first attempt of Kia brand to create a powerful compact hatchback.
2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT
Designed in the European creation office, under the careful guidance of the design chief Peter Schreyer, the new Kia pro_cee’d GT has a distinctive body kit, more aggressive than the standard version. The front bumper increased in size, as well as the air intake. The new projectors on the front spoiler, the honeycomb shaped grille and the LED lights helps for the individualization. The back is marked by two exhaust pipes and the GT logo fixed on the tailgate.
Compared to the standard version, the GT arrives with 18-inch wheels and a stiffer suspension. The brake discs are larger, as Kia will use some of 300×28 mm in front and 262×10 mm for the rear axle. Calipers are painted red for a sporty look.
The first images from the inside already gives a proof of the sport spirit that will define the Korean coupe. The customers will be spoiled with Recaro seats, specially built. Also remarkable is the sports steering wheel that has specific signs.
Kia has announced that under the bonnet will be a turbocharged 1.6-liter GDI engine, associated with a six-speed manual gearbox. Configuration will allow the Asians to provoke Golf GTI with 204 HP and 265 Nm, sufficient resources for a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0/60 miles) in 7.9 seconds.
The same recipe would be applied to the cee’d five-door GT version, scheduled as well to debut at the Auto Show in Geneva. The production of both sports versions should begin in May 2013 at Kia plant in Zilina, Slovakia.
- 2013 Kia Proceed GT and Ceed GT hot hatches
- Bodykit and 201bhp turbocharged engine
- On sale in summer, from around £22,000
Kia Pro Ceed 2013 Price
These two new models will make their public debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that’s starting in March 2013. The Kia Ceed GT is expected to cost from around £22,500 but full prices and other specs will be revealed nearer to the cars’ summer on-sale date. We’d expect the 2013 Kia Pro Ceed GT to start from around £22,000.