Kia officially confirmed they are working on a high performance GT version of the new Pro_ceed model. It was almost a given, because it’s not exactly a secret that Kia desperately wants to become more sporty, and also because the new Pro_ceed is too good looking to remain just a family car.
Going on sale in the Spring next year, the Pro_ceed GT is a proper hot hatch. It will be powered by the firm’s 1.6-litre turbocharged GDI engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Now, 1.6 doe not sound like a lot, but that’s the way it works these days. Car maker have to compromise on the size of the engine and rely on stuff like KERs or turbos to make up for the lost performance. Otherwise they wouldn’t meet consumption and emissions targets.
It’s hard to tell what the car would look like based on this teaser picture Kia has given us, but you can notice the large wheels, sports grille and bumpers with red accents, and some new form of ED lights which look quite interesting.