Kia prepares the launch of its first high-performance cars

JonathanDecember 4, 2012

The world gained its first glimpse of the new three-door Kia pro_cee’d GT and the five-door Kia cee’d GT a week ago, with the South Korean car manufacturer now ready to reveal even more details about its newest vehicle models.

Both of the cars represent Kia’s first venture into the high-performance vehicle market, with the models’ power coming courtesy of a 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine.

This motor will be equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components to make the pro_cee’d GT and the cee’d GT sharper vehicles when out on the open road.

In fact, the engine design allows the cars to boast a maximum power of 201bhp and up to 195 lb/ft of torque. Furthermore, reaching 62mph from a standstill in either of these cars takes a mere 7.9 seconds.

Kia has also made sure that this power does not compromise the comfort of being behind the wheel of a c’eed or a pro_cee’d, by making substantial developments on the chassis and suspension of each vehicle.

The GT models will stand out on the road too, thanks to a fresh grille design and lamp clusters. Deeper bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels, unique paintjobs and red brake callipers are all set to catch the eye as well.

Drivers can get their hands on both the three-door Kia pro_cee’d GT and the five-door Kia cee’d GT in mid-2013.

In the meantime, motorists can experience the thrill of driving a Kia by checking out the great car leasing offer that is being presented on the South Korean manufacturer’s Sportage 1.7 CRDi 1 five-door Diesel Estate.

Monthly instalments of £197.99 present a vehicle that limits CO2 emissions to just 135g/km while still being able to boast 0-62mph in a blistering 11.9 seconds and deliver 54.3mpg on a combined cycle.

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