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27/11/12 – Kia’s first hot hatchback

Kia has revealed a teaser image of its first hot hatch, the ProCee’d GT.

 

 

Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the GT is said to be “perfectly aligned with Kia’s sportiness and ‘fun to drive’ positioning”. The front-wheel-drive car will use a six-speed manual gearbox and have seating for five.

 

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which uses the same engine, has 184bhp and 195lb ft of torque, and has a 0-62mph time of 8.4sec and can can carry on to a 133mph top speed.

It is likely that the Pro_cee’d GT will have slightly more power, perhaps even 200bhp, and cost about £22,000.

As with the rest of Kia’s product range, the GT will be sold with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

The ProCee’d GT will be shown at next year’s Geneva motor show before going on sale in the summer.