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Photo Rendering – Yellow Kia Pro_cee’d GT
A new speculative photo rendering of the highly-anticipated Kia Pro_cee’d GT hot hatch has been published by Quattroruote.
Based on the just-recently released (official) pro_cee’d GT teaser images, the rendering below gives us a realistic view of how the final design might turn out.
Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the pro_cee’d GT will feature a restyled Kia signature grille, large air intakes on the bumper, red stripe detailing (similar to a Golf GTI) and a “jewel-like” four-point LED daytime running lights.
In addition, the forth-coming pro_cee’d GT will also incorporate large 18-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers and sporty body kit.
The GT hot hatch will pack a brand-new 1.6L turbo engine with gasoline direct injection -GDI technology. It will generate 204 horsepower and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of maximum torque. The engine will be mated to the six-speed manual gearbox.
Kia Motors also claims to have made “significant improvements” to the car’s chassis and suspension, presumably including extra stiffening and firmer dampers.
The 2013 Kia Pro_cee’d GT, when launched, will compete against the iconic Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST in the European market.
Expect the all-new pro_cee’d GT to go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2013. The model will be exclusive to the European market and won’t be sold in the USA or Canada