Kia launches 5-door performance model in cee’d GT in the UK

Article by Eugene Conan, on March 6, 2014

Kia is introducing a five-door version of the pro_cee’d GT -- the cee’d GT. The five-door performance model carries the pro_cee’d GT’s styling and equipment level. It is available in two versions – the cee’d GT (£20,495), and the cee’d GT Tech (£22,995). Both versions are powered by a turbocharged version of Kia’s 1.6-liter direct-injection petrol engine.

The 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ engine that powers the GT is the first turbocharged petrol unit offered by Kia in the United Kingdom. It boasts of being 51-percent more powerful than the normal Gamma direct-injection engine.

The T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine provides 201bhp of output and 265Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 7.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 143mph.

The suspension was re-tuned to ensure that the cee’d GT is more than capable of handling the power and torque outputs. It boasts of increased damper rebound and compression rates, stiffer springs and bushes and a larger rear anti-roll bar.

The cee’d GT features 18-inch alloy wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tires. Kia tuned the steering to feature a more direct and sporting feel, removing the Flex Steer function. The cee’d GT features 300mm ventilated disc brakes at the front and 262mm brakes at the rear.

The performance-car boasts of these additions as well as a high-quality interior.

Topics: kia, kia ceed, gt, uk

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