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...
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.
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%