Kia's most performance-driven model so far to cost £19,995

Kia's Procee'd GT will go on sale from July priced at £19,995.

The car is powered by a 201bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDi engine and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Kia says the Procee'd GT is its most performance-orientated car to date, able to reach a top speed of 143mph and accelerating from 0-60mph in 7.4sec.

Steering has been tuned to give a more direct feel over the standard car, and the addition of Kia's Flex Steer function allows drivers to choose from three power-assistance settings.

Braking force is provided by 300mm ventilated disks at the front, and 262mm at the rear - the largest brakes fitted to any of the Cee'd range.

Two trim lines - GT and GT tech - offer tiered equipment packages. The base-spec GT gives LED DRLs and 18-inch alloy wheels, with plenty of GT interior stitching  and standard features like air conditioning, rear parking sensors, and a Bluetooth-equipped stereo.

GT tech trim adds a seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and keyless entry. Both trim levels get Recaro sports seats as standard.

A limited-run Launch edition of the GT will also be available. Of the 500 examples planned, just 50 will be coming to the UK. The Launch edition makes purely cosmetic changes over the GT tech trim, adding black inserts to the alloy wheels, an electric sunroof and red ambient lighting in the front footwell.

Kia says it has styled the Procee'd GT to give the car a sporting stance. A new lower, broader front bumper a wide lower air intake help to improve cooling to the engine. At the rear a steeply angled tailgate echoes the Procee'd, but a diffuser section to separate the exhaust outlets has been added for the GT.

The T-GDi engine in the GT is the first turbocharged petrol engine to be offered by Kia in the UK. The exhaust-driven unit raises power output from the Procee'd's direct-injection engine by 51 per cent, while torque - 195lb/ft - has increased by 61 per cent. 

Kia is also keen to note that while the Procee'd GT is a performance model, it is still capable of 38.2mpg and has CO2 emissions of 171g/km.

A GT version of the five-door Cee'd is also planned for 2014.

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24 June 2013

Its good to see Kia having a go. And although they call it a warm hatch, it wasnt that long ago 60 in under 7.5 was considered pretty quick. It looks good too.

But then there is the price. Its pretty close to the ST Focus with nearly 25% more power. That launch edition is £24k! 

And it wont sell to the CO2 sensative fleet market either. 

If VW can get the new Golf GTi with nearly 230 bhp under 140g/kg, this with a much less powerfull and rather smaller engine looks rather high at over 170g/km.

But what we really need to know is, does it drive well? Afterall thats what really matters for a 'drivers car'. I look forward to the road tests

 

 

24 June 2013

This looks quite nice,from what i've just read it goes well too,let the test commence!

Peter Cavellini.

24 June 2013

Nice car but there are some goofy details going on.

 

Front bumper is spoilt by the LEDs and foglights. High performance Audis ditch the foglights for more cooling, why can't Kia?

 

How big is that fuel gauge? Does it really need to be that big, why cant there be an oil temp/turbo boost gauge or something else in there as well?

24 June 2013

Looks nice and is definetly good for the money, I just believe the only real issue with Korean cars in general is the appearance of their interiors by looking bland.

Good luck to them with the GT but its just not for me sadly.

25 June 2013

Sharp, neat lines. Looks nice. 200bhp - not bad for first attempt at the hot hatch market.

The emissions seem rather high by today's standards. Golf GTI has a few more horses and yet is a few VED bands lower.

And the screaming jet of a hot hatch the Mercedes A45 AMG is almost twice the power and yet cleaner than this 3-door Kia.

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