The New Kia pro_cee'd GT

Thursday, 20 March 2014
It’s here at last. The most eagerly anticipated new model in Kia’s history, the exciting three-door pro_cee’d GT, is now on sale. 

For five years Kia has been pursuing a design-led revolution which has transformed its image, public perception and sales performance. With the arrival of the pro_cee’d GT, Kia is adding real excitement to the mix.


Since the pro_cee’d GT made its public debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, performance-minded drivers have been keen to get their hands on Kia’s most overtly sporting model


Powered by a turbocharged version of the ‘Gamma’ 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine, the pro_cee’d GT guarantees engaging performance for a sports coupe designed not to be the most powerful in class but with everyday usability and civility in mind. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 230km/h.


Re-tuned suspension, as always optimised by Kia Australia’s ride and handling team to provide the best possible match of driver expectation and Australian road conditions, ensures that the pro_cee’d GT is more than capable of handling its impressive power and torque outputs– increased damper rebound and compression rates, stiffer springs and bushes and a larger rear anti-roll bar are joined by stylish 18-inch alloy wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres. 


The steering has been tuned for a more direct and sporting feel and the brakes are the largest of any fitted to the cee’d range. 


Two trim lines – ‘GT’ and ‘GT Tech’ – are being offered, both extensively equipped in typical Kia fashion. 


The pro_cee’d GT, like every Kia, comes with a 5-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, all the benefits of Kia Connect and capped-price servicing.


The pro_cee’d GT is fundamental to Kia’s policy of creating specific cars in and for the markets where they are sold and is made at the company’s Ĺ˝ilina plant in Slovakia. Australia is the only market outside Europe to have access to the pro_cee’d GT



Technical Features


  • High-performance 1.6T-GDi turbocharged engine with 150kW and 265Nm  
  • Power up by 51 per cent and torque by 61 per cent versus 1.6 GDi 
  • Six-speed manual gearbox with revised ratios and final drive
  • Exhaust system tuned to deliver sporting sound
  • Sharper handling from retuned suspension whilst maintaining everyday comfort
  • Increased damper rebound and compression rates
  • Stiffer springs and bushes
  • Thicker rear anti-roll bar
  • Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 3 225/40ZR18 92Y tyres
  • Development work undertaken at the Nürburgring Nordschleife 


Safety Features

Kia takes a uniform attitude to the safety and protection of its customers. So, the pro_cee’d GT does not come in for special treatment in terms of the safety features fitted to it.


Some of the pro_cee’d safety features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Major advances in body engineering and pedestrian protection
  • Stiff bodyshell
  • Bonded in windscreen
  • 57 per cent of the body is made from high-tensile steel, with ultra-high-tensile steel in the B-pillar structuresSix airbags –¬ twin front, side and side curtains – to provide all-round chest, face and head protection
  • Seat-belt recognition monitors detect if the belt on an occupied seat is not fastened or is
  •  released during a journey
  • Crash box integrated into the front bumper rails to minimise deformation of the front side member
  • Rear side members have been reinforced so that they are better able to resist deformation 
  • Improved pedestrian safety comes through collapsible headlamps, a stiffer lower bumper lip and shock-absorbing structures in the bonnet and bonnet hinges
  • Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), which causes the rear lamps to flash in an emergency stop to alert following drivers
  • Brake Assist (BAS), which ensures maximum stopping power in an emergency regardless of the force applied to the pedal by the driver, is also standard
  • ‘Ice-cube’ LED daytime running lights
  • Static cornering lights which provide a broader beam when steering to ensure quicker recognition of roadside objects at night
  • LED high-level rear stop light and LED combination rear lamp clusters. 
  • Reversing sensors are standard, as is a colour reversing camera with in-mirror display

Price 

pro_cee’d GT                   $29,990

pro_cee’d GT Tech          $33,490

Premium paint                  $595


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