First Performance Details: 2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT

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Last week 2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT was teased for the first time. There was unveiled only one picture, which showed the sporty lines of the model but no additional details were disclosed.

Now Kia decided to reveal the first performance details not only for the pro_cee’d GT but also for the five-door cee’d GT. In addition, it was confirmed that both vehicles will go on sale in the middle of the next year.

The two new GT models will be powered by the new Kia’s 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine. It will include a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components. What’s more, the power and torque outputs are now increased.

To be more precise, the maximum power is 204 hp (150 kW), which is up 51 per cent over the non-turbo engine. The torque was increased with up to 61 per cent and now reaches the number of 265 Nm (195 lb/ft).

The unit is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and the models’ performance targets include 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in just 7.9 seconds. On the other hand, major developments to the chassis and suspension systems ensure the exceptional dynamic characteristics.

Exterior-wise, here we can see new grilles and lamp clusters, deeper bumpers, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers and special paint finishes, which all contribute to more aggressive stance. The look of the GT models is also distinguished by pairs of jewel-like, four-point LED daytime running lights.

What has been disclosed about the interior is that now the models will include the addition of Recaro sports seats, alloy pedals and bespoke surface materials.

Prices and detailed specifications for 2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT will be confirmed closer to the on sale date.

Source: Kia