|By Marketwired .||
|January 30, 2013 02:01 AM EST||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --
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The new Kia pro_cee'd GT and cee'd GT - the brand's most performance-focused production cars ever - will enjoy their world premieres at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on 5 March.
Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the two debutants feature bold athletic styling, distinctive LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, Recaro seating, 18-inch alloy wheels and eye-catching red brake calipers.
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 pro_cee'd GT and Kia cee'd GT to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 7.9 seconds.
Production of the newest members of the latest generation mid-sized cee'd family is scheduled to start at Kia's Zilina plant in Slovakia in mid-May. The pro_cee'd GT is anticipated to go sale in the UK from the middle of the year and be joined by its cee'd GT counterpart towards the end of 2013.
Prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the on-sale dates.
For further information on Kia, please visit www.kia.co.uk.
As a global company, Kia Motors produces in excess of 2 million cars a year and, as such, a wide range of Kia vehicles are available; from compact city cars, midsized family cars to durable, practical SUVs and 4x4 cars.
Kia's relentless drive to improve its entire new car range is already being acknowledged through a multitude of positive independent car reviews.
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