204 HP Kia Pro_Cee'd GT First Drive

We were a bit skeptical when we first heard that Kia would be attempting to enter the hot hatch market, with a spiced up version of the all-new Pro_Cee’d,  called the GT. Our enthusiasm was lowered further still, when we first heard that the car would only get a 200 hp engine.
However, after seeing what it can do, courtesy of a video test drive by Vadim Ovsiankin, we can safely say that there is more to the car than we first thought. Despite the fact that it can barely go below eight seconds in the benchmark sprint, the video shows the car’s excellent in-gear performance - the car pulls very strongly, and the engine makes a surprisingly good noise, which is better than any turbocharged 1.6-liter unit we`ve heard so far. In fact, it sounds a lot like the Renault Megane RS, and that`s not a bad thing.

Aside from the performance stuff, not a lot can be revealed just yet, except for the fact that the car gets deep sports seats and large alloys, we don`t really know how extensive the exterior makeover is. Still, some subtle styling changes are expected, and since Kia may introduce an even hotter version of the car, they will most likely leave the more radical styling changes for that model, instead of this lukewarm one.
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