KIA pro_cee’ds with 201 bhp to debut at Geneva Motor Show

The new KIA pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT – KIA’s most performance-focused production cars ever – will make their world debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on 5 March.

The new turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine will produce 204 PS (201 bhp) and 265 Nm (195lb/ft), powering the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and allowing the Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.9 seconds.Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the two  feature bold athletic styling, distinctive LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, Recaro seating, 18-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers.Production of these  latest generation cee’d family members is scheduled to start at Kia’s Žilina plant in Slovakia in mid-May.

The pro_cee’d GT is expected to go sale in the UK from the middle of the year and be joined by the cee’d GT 5-door towards the end of 2013.