Kia Pro Cee’d GT Review: The Uber-Hot Korean Pocket Rocket

The Kia Pro Ceed GT is great for a first attempt, no Golf GTI killer but that’s not who they are after. Some may be put off by the close to £20k price tag though. Here’s an excerpt from Joseph Cann of CarBlog.co.uk review…

Now looking to build on its noteworthy success, the Korean manufacturer has aimed its arsenal at the highly competitive European hot hatch scene. Scanning performance figures for the Pro Ceed GT, it becomes immediately apparent that the Korean offering is more warm than hot. Designed, developed and constructed in Europe, its the marques first implementation of a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and generates in excess of 200 petrol powered horses.

Kia’s ambition to enter this segment has been the subject of a series of widely publicised rumors and speculation for some time now and is likely in part a result of some kind of corporate led brand building game. Despite this, Kia has been careful to avoid comparisons with the big boys from the blue oval, Renault and VW.

Scanning performance figures for the Pro Cee’d GT, it becomes immediately apparent that the Korean offering is more ‘warm’ than ‘hot’. Designed, developed and constructed in Europe, it’s the marques first implementation of a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and generates in excess of 200 petrol powered horses. That’s sufficient for a flat out dash to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph. It’s quick, but not quite ‘pin you in your seat’ quick.

Image courtesy of motorpaper.co.uk

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