Official introduction of new Kia ProCeed and Ceed GT

The new generation of the Kia Ceed GT is built according to the makers in Europe and Europe. The hatch retained its 1.6-liter T-GDI engine with a power of 204 hp. and 265 Nm of torque, which makes the position of the novelty somewhat vulnerable to more powerful competitors, but in Kia the price advantage of the Ceed GT rests.

The most important innovation compared to the previous generation was the appearance on Ceed GT of the optional robot DCT box with two couplings (previously there was only an MCP). It has two modes of operation – comfortable and sporty, where reactions to the accelerator pedal are aggravated and later shifts are switched over. In addition, the installation of the robot also means the appearance of steering paddles. Dynamic characteristics of new products that the manufacturer has not yet mentioned.

Standard 288 mm brake discs made way for 320 mm, and the wheels have a standard R18 dimension and are equipped with low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The adjusted list also mentions the modified steering mechanism, which became 17% "sharper" than in the previous generation.

Speaking of external differences, the Kia Ceed GT received a set of more aggressive aerodynamic elements, including bumpers, a simulated diffuser at the rear and red accents on the body. In addition, the ends of the exhaust system have also changed.

In the interior sports seats with developed lateral support, trimmed Alcantara, trimmed from under sport steering and the same red accents.

Note that a similar set of visual and interior improvements can be obtained and the use of the GT-Line package, which will be available with a 1.4-liter turbo engine.

As far as the ever popular Kia ProCeed is concerned, now it is not a three-door, but a more expressive, fashionable analogue of the versatile Sportswagon. The new ProCeed became the so-called "moppauze", a mix of the station wagon and the liftback, with a noticeably strewn roof line and rear posts. Previously, in a compact class, this bodywork was only offered by Mercedes-Benz CLA.

It is interesting that ProCeed, despite the original bodywork, on the characteristics of the load capacity is not far behind the station wagon: 594 l against 600 on the "sports car". At the same time it is slightly longer and slightly lower.

ProCeed will be equipped with the same engines as the rest of the family, including a 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter petrol turbine and 1.6-liter diesel. However, to emphasize the difference with the station wagon, Kia plans to sell ProCeed only in the external version of the GT line with a slightly more aggressive design. In addition, the lift gets a fully-fledged "loaded" version of the GT by analogy with the five-door hatch – with the same engine and refinements of the chassis.

The new Kia ProCeed and Ceed GT manufacturer will show the public at the international exhibition in Paris. European sales will start in early 2019. In the Russian representation of Kia, the introduction of new ProCeed and Ceed GT on our market has not yet been announced, although they formally do not exclude it. Previously, both models were sold in Russia.