Company Kia will prepare a sports modification of the new hatchback Ceed. The car will receive a prefix in the GT name and will be presented next year. Most likely, the debut of the car will take place in March at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Motor1, the novelty will get a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with a turbocharger. The power of the unit will be 200 hp.
Also, Kia will launch a new version of the third-generation Ceed model, which will receive a body of the “Shooting Brake” type. The premiere of this car will be held in autumn at the Paris Motor Show. A prototype of this model was shown in September last year at the motor show in Frankfurt. The concept car, called the Proceed, was created in the European design studio Kia. The developers themselves call the concept “an elongated hot-hat.
Next year, Ceed will have a modification with a combined power plant, which will operate under the mild hybrid (soft hybrid) scheme. The internal combustion engine will work together with the 48-volt on-board power grid, which will improve fuel economy and reduce harmful emissions.
Kia Ceed of the new generation is built on the K2 architecture with a fully independent suspension. The car became smaller than its predecessor, but at the same time it has a more capacious luggage compartment. Kia Ceed was developed in the European design center of the South Korean brand in Frankfurt am Main.
The standard hatchback and the station wagon are equipped with a 1.4-liter 100-hp gasoline engine, a one-liter unit with a capacity of 120 hp, and a 1.4 turbo engine that produces 140 hp. The diesel range is represented by 1.6-liter motors with 115 and 136 hp. Transmission is a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission with two clutches.