Kia has always been known for subtle looking premium vehicles, but recently it changed the perception of people by introducing its first performance model, the Kia pro_cee’d GT. Today, Kia adds a new high performance car to its family for the UK, the Kia cee’d GT. This is a five door version of the pro_cee’d GT and hence offers more practicality. As for the styling, all the bells and whistles of the first performance model can be seen on this five-door hatch.
Powering the new hatch model is a potent 1.6 liter direct injection petrol heart which is capable of putting out 201 hp and a peak torque of 265 Nm. With that power on tap, the Kia Cee’d GT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an appreciable 7.4 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 143 mph. While the same amount of power and torque is available on the three door version, the new model has specially been tuned for everyday use.
Kia has also retuned the suspension found on the pro_cee’d GT and has increased the damper rebound, stiffened the springs, and have added a new antiroll bar, to make the five door model more usable.
The Kia Cee’d GT rolls on stylish 18 inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tires. Furthermore, the steering has been retuned as well for better feel and response. The braking system on the Cee’d GT comprises of a pair of 300 mm ventilated discs up front and a set of 262 mm discs at the back.
Apart from these performance components, Kia also adds a number of visual elements to make the cee’d GT look unique both on the exterior as well as the interior.
The car will be available in two trim levels: GT and GT Tech. As far as the safety features are concerned, the cee’d GT features Electronic Stability Control (ESC), anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Hill-start Assist Control, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, seat belt reminder, six airbags and much more.
2014 Kia cee’d GT Image Gallery
Pricing And Technical Specifications
|Dimensions & Weights||GT||GT Tech|
|Width (mm, exc. mirrors)||1,780|
|Track – Fr./Rear (mm)||1,545 / 1,553|
|Overhang – Fr./Rear (mm)||900 / 760|
|Min Kerb Weight (kg)||1,359|
|Max Kerb Weight (kg)||1,448|
|Boot vol. (l, VDA, min/max)||380 / 1,318|
|Performance & Economy||GT||GT Tech|
|Power (bhp)||201 @ 6,000rpm|
|Torque (Nm / (lb/ft))||265 / (195) @ 1,750 to 4,500rpm|
|0 – 60 mph (seconds)||7.4|
|Top Speed (mph)||143|
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||171|
|Combined Economy (mpg)||38.2|
|Version||Insurance Group||Price (OTR)|
|cee’d ‘GT Tech’||29||£22,995|