Kia Ceed GT unveiled with 201bhp turbo petrol engine

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Flagship five-door hatchback Ceed GT receives styling upgrades, extra energy and retuned suspension Alongside the brand new Proceed capturing brake, Kia has launched the primary official particulars of the brand new Ceed GT hatchback forward of its debut on the Paris motor present. It continues to occupy the nice and cozy hatchback section that the previous three-door Procee’d GT sat in, with a brand new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine placing out 201bhp and 195lb ft of torque.  A six-speed guide gearbox is customary, however, not like with the previous automobile, a seven-speed dual-clutch automated may even be provided. Efficiency figures are but to be launched because of the homologation course of. Emilio Herrera, COO for Kia Europe, claims the GT occupies a singular place, because it “doesn’t merely chase the best prime velocity or quickest straight-line acceleration. It gives larger agility and grip on winding roads and most confidence and luxury at a cruise”. To that finish, a further six months of testing over the common Ceed claims to have enhanced cornering behaviour. The Ceed GT sits 5mm decrease than that automobile, with stiffer entrance and rear springs enhancing responsiveness and softer anti-roll bars enhancing grip and traction.  The soundness management system has additionally been retuned, combining with customary torque vectoring. Bigger entrance brakes, of as much as 320mm in diameter, enhance stopping efficiency, whereas the brand new steering rack is alleged to show 17% quicker than the previous mannequin’s.  To boost the Ceed GT’s aural drama, new flaps within the exhaust mix with an digital sound generator pumping a sportier engine word inside. New black leather-based and suede sports activities seats additionally characteristic. Kia has tweaked the Ceed’s exterior styling for the GT, too, with upgrades together with distinctive entrance and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille with pink highlights, 18in alloy wheels and a roof-mounted spoiler.  Learn extra: Kia Proceed GT 2018 prototype assessment Kia Ceed 2018 assessment Paris Motor Present preview
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