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Kia cee’d GT & pro_cee’d GT performance specs announced

 Kia cee’d GT & pro_cee’d GT performance specs announced
2013 Kia cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT teaser 03.12.2012

Will have 204 HP

Following last week's teaser, Kia has released the first performance specifications for the upcoming cee’d and pro_cee’d GT.

Set to go on sale next year, the hot hatches will be powered by a 1.6-liter GDI engine that has been equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components. These changes will enable the mill to produce 204 HP (150 kW) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque. When paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the engine will allow the hatchbacks to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.

Besides the extra grunt, the GTs will benefit from "significant" chassis and suspension tweaks that promise to deliver "exceptional dynamic characteristics."

The cars will have a new grille, revised headlights and modified bumpers. We can also expect LED daytime running lights, red brake calipers and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

The interior will also get a makeover as it adopts Recaro sport seats, alloy pedals and bespoke surface materials for an "engaging, performance-oriented ambience."

Source: Kia

KIA CONFIRMS FIRST PERFORMANCE DETAILS FOR NEW pro_cee’d GT AND cee’d GT MODELS

  • 204ps for Kia’s first hot hatch
  • Confirmation of pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT variants
  • Specification to include Recaro seats and 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Kia’s first high performance models, the three-door Kia pro_cee’d GT and the five-door Kia cee’d GT, will go on sale in mid-2013.

The two new GT models will be powered by a new version of Kia’s 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components. Power and torque outputs are dramatically increased. Maximum power is 204 ps (201 bhp), up 51 per cent over the non-turbo engine, with torque up 61 per cent to 265 Nm (195 lb/ft).

Fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, the new models’ performance targets include 0 to 62 mph acceleration in just 7.9 seconds.

Significant developments to the chassis and suspension systems will ensure that the performance credentials of these more powerful models are matched by exceptional dynamic characteristics.

To stand out from their sister cars, Kia’s pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT models will incorporate unique features that highlight the more emotionally-charged driving experience that they offer.

New grilles and lamp clusters, deeper bumpers, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers and special paint finishes will result in a striking, more purposeful exterior. The look of the GT models is also distinguished by pairs of jewel-like, four-point LED daytime running lights, which give added character and presence, as well as aiding safety.

For the interior, the addition of Recaro sports seats, alloy pedals and bespoke surface materials will create an engaging, performance-oriented ambience for the driver and passengers.

Production of the Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT is scheduled to begin at Kia’s facility in Žilina in mid-May 2013, with cars on sale across Europe from mid-year. Prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the on sale date.

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Comments (4)

 DarkoInem DarkoInem
cool car, great design
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December 4, 2012 7:51 am
 alihijazi alihijazi
a war has been declared on OPEL ASTRA;
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December 4, 2012 3:21 am
 PAA PAA
It needs better handling not just stronger engine.
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December 4, 2012 12:15 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
KIA should use the Optima's 2.0 turbo with 274 hp in the Cee'd for even hotter version to battle Golf GT
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December 3, 2012 3:07 pm