Kia to Launch Cee`d-Based Hot Hatch Trio
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Well, that’s all about to change as Kia officials have announced that they will be bringing out 200 hp versions of the regular Cee’d hatch, the estate, as well as the Procee’d coupe. All cars will bear a ‘GT’ badge, and they will be powered by a derivative of the 1.6-liter unit found under the bonnet of the Hyundai Veloster.
The models will be launched at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, which is due to be held in March. They will feature more aggressive styling, with 18-inch rims and some sort of mild sporty body kit, as well as the usual stiffened suspension, bigger brakes and recalibrated handling.
Of the three cars, the most special will undoubtedly be the coupe, the Procee`d, as it will get bespoke Recaro leather seats, as well as other sporty additions to its cabin. Officials say they chose ‘GT’, over something sportier like ‘RS’, as the latter has hardcore racing connotations, which may be misleading to buyers.
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