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Kia details its first high performance vehicles

A week after revealing the new Kia pro_cee'd GT and the Kia cee'd GT, the South Korean car giant has now lifted the lid on what drivers can expect from the new vehicles.

The cars mark Kia's first foray into designing high-performance vehicles, with each set to make an instant impact in the motoring scene.

From a stylish standpoint, both the pro_cee'd GT and the cee'd GT will feature new grille and lamp cluster designs in comparison to the standard vehicle models.

A deeper bumper also helps both high-performance motors to catch the eye, while sporty 18-inch alloy wheels, special paint finishes and striking red brake calipers give the exterior design of both cars plenty of punch.

It is not just outside of the Kia pro_cee'd GT and the Kia cee'd GT that motorists will be talking about though.

Step inside either of these vehicles and drivers are greeted with Recaro sports seats and bespoke surface materials. Alloy pedals also present a comfortable driving experience.

Motorists will definitely want to feel relaxed when behind the wheel of either the pro_cee'd GT or the cee'd GT mind.

This is because each model features a new variety of Kia's 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine, which comes packed with a twin-scroll turbocharger and strengthened internal components.

What all of this translates to from a driver's perspective is a car that boasts maximum power of 201bhp – up 51 per cent over the non-turbo motors featured on the standard cee'd and pro_cee'd vehicles.

The vehicle's torque is also up 61 per cent from the standard engine, allowing motorists to reach an extraordinary 195 lb/ft.

With the help of an easy-to-grip six-speed manual gearbox, drivers have the ability to go from 0-62mph in a scorching 7.9 seconds when travelling in either the pro_cee'd GT or the cee'd GT.

Production of both Kia vehicles are set to commence in May 2013, with a European release touted shortly after that date.


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