A few years ago, excitement was not something that you’d ever have associated with Kia. That’s all changed thanks to a slew of distinctive new models and a foray into track racing. Now, the new Kia Pro_Cee’d GT and Cee’d GT are being described as the brand’s most performance-focused production cars ever. They will make their debut in March at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Peter Schreyer’s bold styling outlook, one of the keys to Kia’s recent resurgence, features once more in the newcomers’ sporty lines. The engine is a new turbocharged 1,6-litre direct injection petrol that produces 150 kW and 265 N.m, driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Kia quotes 0-100 km/h acceleration of 7,9 seconds.