Kia ceed GT Line to Debut at Geneva


Kia Motors Europe will unveil a brand new Kia ceed GT Line specification with the 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.In addition to a range of visual upgrades, the new cee’d GT Line signifies the arrival of Kia’s all-new downsized 1.-litre T-GDI (turbo gasoline direct injection) engine and new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in Europe.The look of the GT, the versatility of a conventional cee’d The latest GT Line offers buyers the sporty looks of the high performance Kia cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT and the versatility of your conventional cee’d model family. The GT Line specification is available on all three cee’d body types – five-door cee’d, three-door pro_cee’d and cee’d Sportswagon.The exterior of the GT Line evolves the design language in the cee’d GT, with ice-cube LED daytime running lights and deeper bumpers surrounding Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille. At the rear of the car, both the cee’d hatchback and pro_cee’d add the wider GT bumper and twin exhausts, while the Sportswagon is fitted with dual exhausts as well as a subtle rear diffuser. All GT Line models are fitted as standard with the GT model’s eye-catching side sill mouldings and rear LED light units, plus a stylish new 17-inch alloy wheel design.wpid-08-58-29-7146842a-7615-4c7a-a63a-0a63f3b44f9c.jpg The interior of your cee’d GT Line has become uprated having a higher quality, sportier ambience, inspired by the cabin of the turbo-powered cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models. The Kia ceed GT Line features a classy, new grey, white and black upholstery with grey stitching; several GT Line logos during the entire cabin; as well as the same piano black and leather steering wheel and aluminium alloy pedals fitted to Kia’s high-performance GT models. The dashboard is also equipped with a new aluminium start-stop button, GT-inspired centre fascia design, illumination for your USB and aux-in ports and new chrome trim around the air power and vents window Debut for Kia’s downsized 1.-litre T-GDI three-cylinder engine To the launch in the cee’d GT Line, Kia is introducing its all-new 1.-litre ‘T-GDI’ engine, a downsized, three-cylinder power unit engineered to enhance fuel consumption and emissions while offering strong, willing performance and immediate responses to driver input. This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to produce its debut in Europe.The 1.-litre T-GDI engine produces 120 ps and 172 Nm torque, and has been engineered to offer lower CO2 emissions compared to 1.6-litre GDI engine found in other cee’d models, pending final homologation closer to the GT Line’s launch. The 1.-litre cee’d GT Line is also equipped with Kia’s fuel-saving Idle Stop & Go system as standard, improving emissions and fuel economy in traffic, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission.Kia’s new turbocharged engine, created in-house at the company’s Namyang R&D centre in Korea, features a high-pressure direct injection system, advanced engine cooling as well as an integrated exhaust manifold for cleaner emissions and efficient packaging.Immediate engine response and highly-efficient combustion were cornerstones of your engine’s development, fulfilling Kia’s sustainable engine downsizing strategy. The all-new 1.-litre T-GDI engine will probably be fitted to many other vehicles in Kia’s European model line-up in future.Will probably be also available in Sportswagon body wpid-08-58-45-94772fec-36be-4ec7-9d4d-47bd8ee2c6c7.jpg More efficient and powerful diesel engine The Kia ceed GT line 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine has been upgraded for the application within the new GT Line variant, with power increased from 128 to 133 ps and torque from 265 to 285 Nm. Using the small rise in performance, the engine’s full torque is already available from lower engine speeds for more effortless acceleration under all road conditions.Despite the increase in performance and power, however, CO2 emissions are required to fall slightly as soon as the homologation process is complete.All-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission The new cee’d GT Line includes a second new technology debut for Kia, with the arrival of the brand’s all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). On GT Line models designed with the 133 ps 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, Kia’s new DCT can do handling torque outputs around 300 Nm – more than the six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission it replaces for application from the cee’d GT Line.Just like the new 1.-litre T-GDI power unit, Kia’s new DCT has also been created in-house and has been engineered with low fuel consumption as well as a sporty driving feel when in manual mode, and with comfort and smoothness when left in automatic mode.Drivers specifying the latest DCT for their cee’d GT Line may benefit from faster gear changes than a traditional automatic transmission, as well as lower running costs. It is anticipated that the new DCT will provide lower emissions and higher fuel economy in comparison to the outgoing six-speed automatic gearbox.Kia’s R&D teams have targeted a three to five percent improvement in acceleration ( to 100 kph) and five to seven per cent improvement to fuel efficiency. After the cee’d GT Line, the newest seven-speed DCT will be on a number of Kia models in the future, with similar gains expected in fuel efficiency and performance depending on its application in several models.Kia cee’d GT Line on-sale in Q4 2015 The Kia cee’d GT Line will be available from Kia dealers across Europe in Q4 2015, supplying the company’s unique 7-Year, 150,000 km warranty as standard. Designed and engineered in Europe, the Kia cee’d family – incorporating the hatchback, wagon and pro_cee’d – continues to be manufactured at Kia’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia. With 75,960 units sold across Europe in 2014, the cee’d remains one of the brand’s bestselling models across the region.