2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT and Cee'd GT Set for 2013 Geneva Auto Show

2013 Geneva Auto Show


  • 2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT Picture

    2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT Picture

    2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT. | January 28, 2013

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2013 Geneva Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT and Cee'd GT were unveiled on Monday ahead of their formal debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
  • The 2013 Pro_cee'd GT targets the Volkswagen Golf GTI in Europe.
  • Kia Motors America told Edmunds there are no plans to launch the Kia Pro_cee'd GT or Cee'd GT in the U.S.

GENEVA — The 2013 Kia Pro_cee'd GT and Cee'd GT were unveiled on Monday ahead of their formal debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

The 2013 Pro_cee'd GT targets the Volkswagen Golf GTI in Europe.

Kia Motors America told Edmunds there are no plans to launch the Kia Pro_cee'd GT or Cee'd GT in the U.S.

Kia is calling the pair "the most performance-focused Kia models yet." The cars are loosely based on the Kia Forte and have a connection to the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. They share the Veloster Turbo's 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

Other details on the Pro_cee'd GT and Cee'd GT include LED daytime running lights, dual-exhaust pipes, Recaro seating, 18-inch alloy wheels and red brake calipers.

Kia said prices and specifications will be confirmed closer to the on-sale dates. The Pro_Cee'd GT is set to go on sale in mid-2013, while the Cee'd GT will go on sale at the end of the year.

Edmunds says: A Kia that's meant for European buyers — not performance enthusiasts in the U.S.

Comments

  • ks55 ks55 Posts:

    I find it truly amazing how the product planners come to their conclusions. Seems like either would sell like Friday night pizza in the USA and especially if cheaper than the 24-25k starting price of a GTI.

  • vrooomf1 vrooomf1 Posts:

    Looks good but that's it! Rear suspension? Beam. 1.6l turbo 201hp, weak. 0-62mph in 7.9s, a joke. Nothing to be interested in here.

  • swalker03 swalker03 Posts:

    Car companies have been doing this for years. Go look at Ford, GM (Holden in Aus. and Vauxhall/Opel in the UK), Honda in Japan and the UK. Why is are US citizens penalized???

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