2019 Kia Ceed GT verdict

Is the Kia Ceed GT warm hatch the most entertaining version of the Korean brand's family car? Click through our gallery review to find out...

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Doug Revolta
24 January 2019

Kia Ceed GT

2019 Kia Ceed 1.6 T-GDi GT verdict

Those with their hearts set on a truly hot hatch might be left a little cold by the Ceed GT, but if you just want the Ceed package with a bit more poke, there's a lot to like about it; it's certainly more inspiring and entertaining to drive than the 1.4 T-GDi. Plus, don't forget that it gets Kia's outstanding seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard – although it should prove to be impressively reliable anyway.

However, a steep price means the warm Ceed isn't exactly a hot deal. At £25,535, it's £4000 more expensive than our favourite 1.0 T-GDi model and will cost significantly more to run. If you're set on a quick hatchback, the Hyundai i30 N – a genuine scorcher and a brilliant one at that – can be had for hardly any extra cash.


Kia Ceed GT Rear Corner

What Car? rating: 3 out of 5

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Kia Ceed 1.6 T-GDi GT

Price £25,535 Engine 4cyl, 1591cc, turbo, petrol Power 201bhp at 6000rpm Torque 195lb ft at 1500-4500rpm Gearbox Seven-speed automatic 0-60mph 7.2 sec Top speed 143mph Official economy 38.2mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 155g/km (NEDC), 32%

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