Practical, Affordable and Comfortable
The new high performance three door Kia pro_cee’d GT went on sale on the 1st July. This new model is powered by a turbocharged version of Kia’s 1.6 litre direct injection petrol engine which is capable of 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 143mph. The GT’s fuel consumption on the official combined cycle is 38.2mpg, while CO2 emissions are 171g/km.
There are two trim lines offered; ‘GT’ and ‘GT Tech’ both have high levels of specification. The already sporty lines of the pro_cee’d have been embellished with performance-car additions which give the GT a unique look, and it is the same story for the high-quality interior. There is also a limited production launch model the ‘GT 1st Edition’, there will only be five hundred with only fifty available in the UK.
The ‘GT’ is the entry-level version it boasts unique styling touches including new front and rear bumper designs, side sill mouldings, dual exhausts, ‘ice-cube’ LED daytime running lights and 18-inch graphite grey ground-effect alloy wheels with red brake callipers. The interior is equally as impressive with Recaro seats finished in leather and suede with power lumbar adjustment. The seats features red stitching that is also applied to the leather steering wheel and gear knob, there is also black headlining and several gloss black trim items
Standard specification for this entry level is really something it includes air conditioning, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic lights, cornering lights, reversing sensors, Bluetooth phone connectivity with music streaming and voice recognition, a six speaker radio/CD player with iPod connectivity, a unique ‘GT’ TFT LCD dash binnacle display, electric windows, electrically operated and heated folding mirrors with puddle lights and privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate. Safety specification includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS) and six airbags. Priced from £19,995
This first high performance model from Kia is priced from £19,995, there are Care-3 all inclusive servicing packages available and as with all Kia models the seven year Kia warranty applies. The warranty covers every vehicle in the Kia line-up for up to seven years; the warranty is transferable to subsequent owners which is a great boost for used car values. The seven year Kia Warranty is simply the ‘longest and best’ warranty available on any car, anywhere in Europe. Clearly, a longer warranty is a better warranty and this gives every Kia owner not just enjoyable motoring but genuine long-term peace of mind.