The Kia Pro Cee’d GT has been officially presented to the public in a world premiere during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Kia’s attempt to enter the C-segment for hot hatches is named the Pro Cee’d GT and it’s a high performance version of the new Cee’d generation with its three-door body style. The model has been already unveiled a few days ago, when the South Korean based automaker has released the first images with it, but now the Pro Cee’d GT is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the company pulling the wraps off its body during the Swiss automotive event.
The Kia Pro Cee’d GT will go on sale across the Old Continent later on this year and the model is a direct rival for the Renault Megane RS, for the Ford Focus ST, for the Volkswagen Golf GTI or for the Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR). The model is coming with an aggressive body kit, with 18-inch alloy wheels covering the red calipers, LED daytime running lights, lamp clusters, dual exhaust system, new bumpers, revised grille and more. Other goodies include the seven-inch TFT instrument cluster, the different surface materials in the cabin, the Recaro seats or alloy pedals.
The most interesting part on the three-door Korean hot hatch is found under its hood, where the 1.6 liter GDi turbo engine is resting. The unit is producing a total output of 204 HP (150 kW) and it has a peak torque of 265 Nm (195 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Kia Pro Cee’d GT can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The engine is burning an average of 7.4 L of fuel every 100 km (38.1 mpg UK / 31.7 mpg US) and it’s emitting 171 g/km of CO2.