|Kia Motors announced their new performance exhibits – Kia pro_cee’d and cee’d GT – at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on 5 March.|
Kia pro_cee’d debut at 2012 Paris Motor show
The pro_cee’d which previously made its debut at last year’s Paris International Motor show is the second generation of the cee’d variant range.
Kia’s newest 3-door hatchback shares many exterior motifs that are similar to its 2007 predecessor, with lots of dynamic, muscular and masculine intents. This variant is of course another brainchild of Kia Motors’ President and Chief Designer Peter Schreyer. In GT guise, the cee’d takes up bigger motifs such as bold athletic styling, LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, 18-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers.
The new turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI gasoline engine can produce 204 ps and 265 Nm of torque, powering the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Both the production and GT pro_cee’d are able to do a 0 – 100km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds.
Production of the newest members of cee’d family is scheduled to start at Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia in mid-May, and they will go on-sale across Europe from the middle of the year.
The Kia pro_cee’d and cee’d GT prices will be