Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT set for Geneva debut

Monday, 28 January 2013

  • Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT to debut at 2013 Geneva Motor Show
  • Most performance-focused Kia models yet
  • 204 PS and 265 Nm from turbocharged 1.6-litre engine
  • Designed and to be manufactured in Europe

The new Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT - the brand's most performance-focused production cars ever - will enjoy their world premieres at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on 5 March.

Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the two debutants feature bold athletic styling, distinctive LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, Recaro seating, 18-inch alloy wheels and eye-catching red brake calipers.

The new turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine will produce 204 PS (201 bhp) and 265 Nm (195lb/ft), powering the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and allowing the Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.9 seconds.

Production of the newest members of the latest generation cee'd family is scheduled to start at Kia's Ĺ˝ilina plant in Slovakia in mid-May.  The pro_cee'd GT is anticipated to go sale in the UK from the middle of the year and be joined by its cee'd GT counterpart towards the end of 2013.

Prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the on-sale dates.

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