For those who like to live life in the fast lane, the Kia Cee’d GT is a hot mix of sports car styling and performance and five door practicality. Delivering power and style, this turbo charged hatchback is a unique proposition.
The Kia Cee’d GT offers buyers the sporty looks of the high performance pro_cee’d GT and the versatility of the conventional cee’d model family. The exterior of the Cee’d GT evolves the design language of the cee’d, with ice-cube LED daytime running lights and deeper bumpers surrounding Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille.
At the rear of the car, the bumper has been widened with twin exhausts, and there are eye-catching side sill mouldings, rear LED light units and a stylish new 17-inch alloy wheel design.
The high quality cabin in the Cee’d GT has received a range of minor styling upgrades to build on the simple elegance of the interior design. The basic form of the cabin remains unchanged, but a number of subtle enhancements bring a more modern look and feel to the interior. A new optional colour pack further adds to the cee’d’s appeal.
It boasts a classy, new grey, white and black upholstery with grey stitching; a series of logos throughout the cabin; and the same piano black and leather steering wheel and aluminium alloy pedals. The dashboard is also equipped with a new aluminium start-stop button, GT-inspired centre fascia design, illumination for the USB and aux-in ports and new chrome trim around the air vents and power window switches.
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|1.6 T-GDi (201bhp)||38.2 (7.4) (18" wheels)||170 (18" wheels)||201 / 6,000||6|
The upgraded Cee’d GT offers a wider choice of powertrains than before, with all engines now compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard. Kia has introduced its all-new 1.0-litre ‘T-GDI’ (turbo gasoline direct injection), three-cylinder power unit, which has been engineered to improve fuel consumption and emissions, while offering strong, willing performance and immediate responses to driver input.
Kia’s new turbocharged engine, developed in-house at the company’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, features a high-pressure direct injection system, advanced engine cooling and an integrated exhaust manifold for cleaner emissions and efficient packaging. Immediate engine response and highly-efficient combustion were cornerstones of the engine’s development, fulfilling Kia’s sustainable engine downsizing strategy.
This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe, and will be available with a choice of two power outputs. In its basic state, the new engine produces 100 ps and 172 Nm torque, while the higher powered 1.0-litre T-GDI produces 120 ps and the same 172 Nm torque. The maximum engine torque is available from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, making it an incredibly flexible engine under all driving conditions. Pending homologation later this year, both 100 ps and 120 ps are expected to deliver the lowest CO2 emissions of any gasoline-engined Cee’d to date.
The upgraded Cee’d GT features a second new technology debut for Kia, with the arrival of the brand’s all-new seven-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT), available exclusively on models equipped with the higher powered 136 ps 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine. Kia’s new DCT is capable of handling the higher torque outputs of the modified engine fitted to the upgraded Cee’d GT, with a higher capacity than the six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission it replaces.
Kia development teams have added a range of new comfort, convenience and safety features to further improve the modern, high-tech appeal of the Kia Cee’d GT. Safety is a priority for Kia, and the popular Cee’d GT is now available with an optional Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), which uses a camera to identify speed limit signs and display them beside the speedometer and on the navigation screen.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are also available as options, using sensors to monitor the side and rear of the Cee’d GT for other vehicles in the driver’s blind spots and give the driver a visual or audible alert.
Drivers can enjoy easier parking, with an upgraded Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS), depending on market. SPAS uses side-mounted ultrasonic sensors and front and rear parking sensors, as well as the electric power steering system, to identify a suitable parking space and automatically steer the car into the space. In the latest Cee’d GT, the system can now steer the car into perpendicular spaces, in addition to parallel parking. The parallel exit function allows the Cee’d GT to steer itself out of tight road-side spaces.
The upgraded Cee’d GT also features Kia’s latest audio-visual navigation (AVN) system for a more modern appearance on the 7.0-inch central fascia display. The AVN system also supports the addition of DAB digital radio, which is available across a number of European markets.
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