The Kia pro_cee’d GT has been officially revealed and will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show alongside the new cee’d GT.
But although Kia has sent us details of their new warm hatch, they haven’t exactly given us extensive detail. In fact, apart from a set of photos of the new pro_cee’d GT, we have little more than yesterday.
The pro_cee’d GT – and its 5-door sibling, the cee’d GT – will both debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March, with the 3-door pro_cee’d GT going on sale in mid-2013 and the 5-door cee’d GT later in the year.
Both GTs will get Kia’s 1.6 litre GDI petrol engine delivering 201bhp and 195lb/ft or torque, which is enough for a 0-62mph of 7.9 seconds. Not exactly swift, but better that the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and a chunk quicker than a non-turbo pro_cee’d.
The key to the appeal of the pro_cee’d GT will be in its pricing, with prices expected to start at around £21.5k with the option of better trim levels increasing the headline price. So although it’s less powerful than obvious rivals, it will be a chunk cheaper and better equipped.
As we revealed yesterday, the pro_cee’d GT gets a new butch front end with big air intakes, new grill with red trim, 18″ alloys and red brake calipers, rear spoiler and twin exhausts and a much more aggressive stance, with the interior featuring red highlights, Recaro seats and GT badges.
No doubt Kia will give us more detail on the new pro_cee’d GT – and the cee’d GT – as the 2013 Geneva Show nears.