Kia has revealed the 2013 Kia pro_cee’d GT ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the standard hatchback variant of the car. The Kia pro_cee’d GT marks the Korean company’s first attempt at producing a sporty vehicle.
The stunning looking pro_cee’d GT sports an aggressive body kit with a chunky front bumper complete with large air intake, LED lamps, and red-accents. The honeycomb grill features a “GT” logo, while the roof is painted black. Behind the 18-inch alloy wheels, the GT also gets sports suspension with firmer springs for a proper hot-hatch feel and handling.
The sporty theme continues inside, with a pair of hip hugging Recaro seats and aluminium pedals and highlights.
The pro_cee’d shares the Hyundai Veloster SR‘s drivetrain – a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine. It produces 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque, enabling the hatch to sprint from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds. Stopping power comes courtesy of a set of 300mm front disc brakes and 262mm discs on the back.
The GT is set to enter production in mid-May. Kia Australia has no plans in introducing the hot-hatch locally at this stage, which is a shame as we have no doubt that it will be a hit, like the Hyundai Veloster.