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Kia Adds Sporty Five-Door Cee’d GT to its UK Lineup


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Kia decided that it would be a good move for the brand to first sell only the three-door Pro-Cee’d GT in the hot hatch-loving UK market, and now it’s completing the sporty range with the addition of the more practical five-door.

Priced from £20,495, it’s £500 more expensive than the previously released coupe, but looks nowhere near as sharp and hot hatch-ish as the former, despite having been given the exact same visual treatment.

Kia Launches Better-Equipped VR7 Grade for Picanto, Rio and Cee’d in the UK


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Kia has announced a new “VR7” equipment grade available for its Picanto, Rio and Cee’d models in the UK. VR7 models get a higher level of standard equipment and are available with discounts of up to £1,000, a rate 4.9 percent  APR finance deals and the option of a Care-3 all-inclusive servicing package for £99.

Should Kia Ponder a Cerato or Forte-Based Convertible?


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Over the past decade or so, Korean carmaker Kia has submitted proposals in just about every mainstream segment, from city cars with the Picanto to hot hatches with the Cee'd GT and even rear-wheel drive luxury sedans with the K9 / Quoris.

However, it has been absent from the convertible segment, even though it does produce a coupe with the Forte Koup.

Kia Treats German Customers with Special Platinum Edition Models


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The star of Kia's Frankfurt Motor Show stand is without doubt, the Niro Concept for a small SUV, but that's not a car you can buy, at least not in the foreseeable future and certainly not in this exaggerated form.

Pro_Cee’D GT, Kia’s First Ever Hot Hatch Tested


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Since Kia’s new Cee’d and Pro_Cee’d three- and five-door hatchbacks are winning praise for their competence in the class, despite having only one prior version for the manufacturer to gain experience from, whereas all of the main rivals literally have decades-worth of history in Europe, it was only natural that they eventually used it as a base for a hot hatch.

Kia Reportedly Planning Additional GT-Badged Performance Models


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The Pro_Cee’d GT, the first production Kia to bear the new two-letter performance badge, isn’t even really out yet, and the Korean automaker is already reportedly planning to launch additional models which would get similar treatment with the same badge. The information comes from AutoExpress, which had a chance to speak to “a source from within the company,” at the Pro_Cee’d GT UK launch.

Kia Puts a Price Tag on Hot Pro_Cee’d GT for UK Market


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If the name Pro_Ceed’d GT, which is far too long and too contrived, doesn’t put you off buying a hot Kia, then the model’s recently acquired price tag of £19,995 for the UK market positions it in a market sector which it has for itself, only fighting off Renault's GT Line and the odd higher-spec VW Scirocco.

The model has been developed to be a kind of sub-hot-hatch vehicle, so there’s less outright power than any of its apparent direct rivals, but the car itself looks just as sporty, and it matches the sexy two-door Vauxhall/Opel GTC and Renault’s Megane RS for presence - it's still a bit faster than what are called warm hatches, though.

Kia Pro_Cee'd GT Sketched as a Convertible Model, Should it be Built?


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A speculative drawing depicting a possible convertible version of Kia's Pro_Cee'd GT sports hatchback surfaced on the Kia-World enthusiast website today. Even if you missed the one too many door lines on the car's profile, somewhere deep inside the article it is stated that, "this particular concept is only speculation".

Kia Officially Announces Geneva Motor Show Debut for Pro_Cee'd GT and Cee'd GT


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Kia has officially unveiled the sporty GT versions of its Pro_Cee'd and Cee’d three- and five-door compact hatchback that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, while that may not be the latest piece of news around, the complete list of specifications and the introduction of a limited edition high-spec model are very fresh.

New Kia Pro_Cee'd 3-Door Hatch Priced from £17,495 in the UK


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Kia has released UK pricing and specification details for the all-new Pro_Cee’d that is available to order from today at prices ranging from £17,495 to £20,795. A high-performance version of the series named the GT featuring a 201bhp 1.6-liter turbo engine will join the range in the summer, with prices to be announced.

First Photos of Kia's Five-Door Cee'd GT with 1.6L Turbo Engine


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A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to share the first official imagery of Kia's sported up Pro_Cee'd GT in advance of the three-door hatchback's world premiere at next month's Geneva Auto Salon.

Now we can show you what the five-door model of Kia's sport series, the new Cee'd GT, will look like thanks to an official picture and a trio spy shots of an undisguised model that was photographed parked on a road in South Korea.

Kia Introduces Spicier Pro_Cee’d GT and Cee’d GT Models with 1.6-liter Turbo


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Dubbed the "most performance-focused Kia models yet", the South Korean automaker released pictures and some additional details about its new pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT sport hatchbacks, ahead of their world premiere at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March.

We don't know what Kia's engineers have managed to do with the compact hatchback's uprated chassis, but in terms of performance, the turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine producing 204PS (201bhp) and 265 Nm (195lb-ft) of peak torque seems to position the cars below the likes of the current VW Golf GTI.

New Kia Pro_Cee'd GT with 201HP 1.6-liter Turbo Driven!


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If you've been monitoring the news in the automotive world lately, you will probably be aware of the fact that Kia is completing work on its first hot hatch to take on the likes of the VW Golf GTI – at least in theory – in Europe.

In addition to our own scoops, Kia has offered us teaser sketches and preliminary specifications on the GT variant of the five-door Cee'd and the three-door Pro_Cee'd.

As it turns out, though, Kia has done much more than that as we were tipped off about a video shot earlier this month in which a one Vadim Ovsiankin has not only filmed a prototype of the Pro_Cee'd GT inside and out, but he also took it for a spin on the road, where we see the sport hatch hitting speeds of up to 180km/h (112mph) on public roads.

Kia's two new GT models are powered by a new version of the brand's 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components. Maximum output is 204PS (201bhp), up 51 per cent over the non-turbo engine, with torque up 61 per cent to 265 Nm (195 lb/ft).

Scoop: Kia's New Pro_Cee’d GT Hot Hatch Busted


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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.

Kia Confirms Preliminary Specs for Pro_cee’d GT and Cee’d GT with 201HP 1.6L Turbo


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As it seems, Kia is so excited about its first-ever shot at the hot hatch segment in Europe that it just can't wait to share more details with us.

Less than a week after the Koreans announced their decision to rival VW's Golf GTI with the three-door Pro_Cee'd GT, Kia has now not only confirmed the availability of a GT version of the five-door Cee'd, but also revealed preliminary specifications.

Kia Teases New Pro_Cee'd GT with 1.6-liter Turbo, Targets VW Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST


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Kia has not only confirmed the development of a performance version of its all-new Pro_Cee'd hatchback, but has also given us a launch date, the first details on the engine and even a teaser sketch of the car that we will come to know as the Pro_Cee'd GT.

Aimed directly at Europe's finest in the hot hatch category such as the upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTI, the three-door Pro_Cee'd GT will feature the Hyundai and Kia developed 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine and a six-speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels.

Kia Raises the Temperature at Istanbul Auto Show with Pro_Cee'd…and Irina Shayk


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You would be forgiven for not noticing the 2013 Pro_Cee'd, or as Kia prefers to write it, 'pro_cee'd', squirreled behind the long legs of famous supermodel Irina Shayk.

The heavenly proportioned Russian model, who obtained worldwide recognition among men of all ages for her 2007 through 2012 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, was summoned by the Korean carmaker to promote the company's new compact hatchback at this week's 2012 Istanbul Auto Show.

Police Academy No7: The Slovakian Edition


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Something tells us that after watching this video, Officer Carey Mahoney might have a few good things to say about his men after all…

This footage was reportedly shot during some of sort of demonstration by the Slovakian Police force, but one that did not go exactly as planned – and that's probably a huge understatement.

Parisian Poll: Which is the Better Looker, the Hyundai i30 3D or the Kia Pro_Cee'd?


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South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia aren't leaving a lot of breathing space for Europe's troubled mainstream car manufactures, as they are relentlessly assaulting every popular category with new models.

At the 2012 edition of the Paris Motor Show, the Korean partners each introduced a three-door version of their respective C-segment compact hatchbacks.

The two models are the Hyundai i30 3d (the five-door version of which is sold as the Elantra GT in North America) and the Kia Pro_Cee'd, both of which offer a more aggressive design than their five-door counterparts.

New Images of Kia's 2013 Pro_Cee'd Compact Hatch


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Here is a new set of photos of the third installment of Kia's second-generation Cee’d family, the new Pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, which will be one of the Korean brand's highlights at this week's Paris Motor Show.