In the European market there are two new charged hatchback 2018-2019 Kia – Ceed GT and Pro Ceed GT. The manufacturer did not shy and spoke about the preparation of models, which included tests on the Nürburgring. Adapting cars to European roads took place in conditions of driving on German motorways with an average speed of 150 km / h. Total test hatchbacks overcame 160 thousand kilometers of distance and wound 480 laps on the Nordschleife. The tests helped to find the optimal settings of suspension and other vehicle systems.
New 2018-2019 Kia Ceed GT has a total length of 4310 mm, width 1780 mm and length of 2650 mm wheelbase, that is no different from the model without «GT» in the title. Externally hatchback looks aggressively at the expense of a new grille, daytime running lights in the form of four points on each side of the bumper, dual exhaust tubes, red brake calipers and alloy wheels of 18 inches.
In the car Recaro sport seats are installed, stainless steel pedals and dashboard, displaying information in the so-called analog and digital style. In the second case (GT mode) speed is displayed large yellow numbers together with data on the torque and boost pressure.
The 1.6-liter turbo 2018-2019 Kia Ceed GT develops 204 horsepower power and 265 Nm of torque. A car with a 6-speed manual transmission can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 7.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour. Since the engine develops maximum traction already from 1750 rpm, acceleration is required, for example, overtaking turns out very cheerful: 60-100 km / h in fourth gear in 5.4 seconds and 80-120 km / h in fifth gear for 7.3 seconds and 80-120 km / h in sixth gear in 8.8 seconds.
Ceed GT Suspension differs significantly increased stiffness damper rebound and compression, as well as thickened stabilizer bar. The dimension of the charged hatchback tires is 225 / 40R18. The stopping distance from 100 km / h to a full stop in a dynamic Korean car equals 36.4 meters.