Kia Ceed GT (2019) : the Ceed gives himself to the sport

The Kia Ceed GT looks sporty, but it does not put the bar as high as its cousin, the Hyundai i30 N.

A few months after his arrival on the market, the new Kia Ceed off his muscles in this finish GT. If the engine 1.6 turbo always develops 204 hp, the new platform and the optimized chassis should make this Ceed GT is a sporty car attractive.

Like its predecessor, the third generation of Kia Ceed runs wild a little bit with the sports version GT. Without doubt to not make shade to its cousin Hyundai i30 N, the power of its block 1.6 turbo is limited, however, to the 204 hp that we already knew about the previous model. The couple either does not move, displaying always 265 Nm.

In contrast, the Ceed GT now offers the choice on the drive side, between the six-speed manual transmission standard and a dual clutch transmission and seven reports option. Recall that this mechanism is also present under the hood of the station wagon hunting ProCeed, which has just been unveiled and we have recently been able to take the wheel of a prototype.

 

A on the road optimized

If the performance is not yet disclosed, they should show at least as good as those of the old GT version (0 to 100 km/h in 7,7 s). But the most important thing is that the driveability would be much improved. Kia claims to have worked particularly on agility, and behaviour in curves of the self, with the desire to increase grip and responsiveness.

The Ceed GT will compete with the Peugeot 308 GT or Renault Mégane GT.

It should be noted in this connection that thea fund has been lowered by 5 mm compared to that of the Ceed standard, thus improving the center of gravity. The suspension springs have also been hardened to reduce body roll, but Kia says that the comfort would still be preserved. Finally, the braking is seen optimized, with brake disks more thick (28 mm) and the diameter increased (320 mm), while the tires Michelin Pilot

Sport 4 will be mounted in series.

On the aesthetic level, the Ceed GT naturally receives a panoply appropriate to his status as a sporting of the range, boasting some of the rims

18-inch, shields, more aggressive and side skirts specific, these items are flagged with a red piping. We also note the rear diffuser in high-gloss black surrounded by two large chrome tailpipes, as well as the roof spoiler.

The interior wins also in exclusivity, in particular thanks to the new Sport seats, covered in leather and suede, the steering wheel flat, or even with the pedal alu. The red color of the borders adorning the body can also be found in this interior, on the stitching of the seats, contreportes and the steering wheel.

Unveiled to the World of the Self at the beginning of the month of October, this new Kia Ceed GT will make its entrance on the market in the first quarter of 2019.

 

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