We were fans of the previous Kia Ceed GT's focus on delivering a more mature, well rounded experience - a sort of hot-hatch for grown-ups. It had performance, yes, but also a welcome degree of compliance, and that it made a far more usable prospect than some of its harder-edges rivals. Thankfully for the new 2019 Ceed GT, that recipe hasn’t been altered.
The new Kia Ceed GT will be priced from £25,535 and will thankfully be available only with a six-speed manual transmission.
The sporty GT model of the new Kia Ceed range will go on sale in early 2019. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 204ps and 265Nm of torque.
It's tempting to kick things off by describing how this new apostrophe-free Kia Ceed differs from the outgoing model - it's lower, wider, and generally more sporty for a start - but that feels like missing the point. Because to all intents and purposes this is an entirely new car, one set to be Kia's third best-selling model.
The Kia Sportage will be the first model in the company's line-up to benefit from a new diesel mild-hybrid powertrain option later in 2018.
We've seen the Kia Ceed hatchback, now it's the turn of the estate - at the Geneva motor show today, Kia unveiled the new Ceed Sportswagon, due to arrive in Europe in Q4 2018.
The new third generation Kia Ceed has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month - this time, Kia has dropped the apostrophe'd Cee'd badge in favour of the simpler Ceed name.
The UK, as we all know, is the hot-hatch capital of the world. Flushed with success thanks to their recent design-led emergence into the big-time, Kia took the brave step to wedge a Korean toe firmly in a market that’s dominated by the likes of the Golf GTi. It started last year with the three-door Procee’d GT, but for the more practically-minded Kia have added a five-door version in the guise of the Cee'd GT. Is it any good?
Watch our Kia Cee'd GT Video Review.
The Kia Cee'd GT, the five-door follow up to the three-door Procee'd GT launched last year, is on sale now with prices starting from £20,495.
Kia is celebrating the arrival of its new high-performance Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT with a limited edition - the GT 1st Edition - which will be limited to just 500 units across Europe
The official photos of the new Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT have been released, ahead of the new models' premieres at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show