Kia will unveil its all-new 2-door pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT 4-door hatchback at the Geneva auto show, with production of both models expected to launch in May at the auto maker’s Zilina plant in Slovakia.
The cars are powered by a new, 4-cyl. turbocharged 1.6L direct-injection gasoline engine producing 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. (264 Nm) of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission enables acceleration of 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds.
Both versions feature dual tailpipes, 18-in. wheels and red-painted brake calipers. Other features include light-emitting-diode headlamps, Kia’s signature honeycomb grille and black-painted roof. Aluminum pedals and black Recaro seats with red stitching are among the interior touches.
Sales of the new models, designed in Europe under the leadership of newly appointed-Kia President of Design Peter Schreyer, launch in June in European markets.
– with Giancarlo Perini in Valbonne, France