This past Monday, Kia revealed the first details and a second teaser sketch of its upcoming Cee'd five-door and Pro_Cee'd three-door hot hatchbacks, a few months ahead of their world premiere at the Geneva auto show in March next year.
Now, we have a batch of fresh spy shots of a Pro_Cee'd GT prototype as it was entering Kia's technical center in Germany.
The car was heavily camouflaged, but we can still see some of the details such as the unique 18-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers, side skirts, the large oval tailpipes on either side of the rear diffuser, and with a little bit of effort, the aluminum trim and leather Recaro sport seats inside.
If Kia hadn't covered up the Pro_Cee'd GT, we would also have seen the rest of the aerodynamic add-on parts like the rear spoiler, the new front grille and lamp clusters, while the Koreans have said that the interior will gain a sports steering wheel, alloy pedals and bespoke surface materials.
Under the hood, both GT models will run on an improved version of the Hyundai/Kia 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger producing 201hp (204PS) and 265Nm (195 lb-ft), for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 7.9 seconds. For the record, that's 1 second slower than the current VW Golf GTI's time.
Power will be sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual, while Kia has said that its engineers have made "significant" upgrades to the chassis and suspension systems.
The new Cee'd and Pro_Cee'd GTs will go on sale in Europe next spring.
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