Kia introduces Ceed GT with redeveloped 1.6-liter turbo unit

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Kia has unveiled its all-new Ceed GT. The hatchback is equipped with an updated 1.6-liter T-GDi engine that is designed to be quick to respond to driver inputs across the rev range.

Producing 204ps at a 6,000rpm peak, the T-GDi engine promises to deliver easily-accessible acceleration and torque. The powerplant’s maximum torque of 265Nm is available across a wide 1,500-4,500rpm range. The result is an engine which delivers as much of its performance as possible across all driving conditions.

The Ceed GT is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Kia’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is also available for the first time in the brand’s performance hatch. Developed in-house, the double-clutch transmission aims to enable quick-fire automatic gear shifts.

Available with the new 7-speed double-clutch transmission, a drive mode select system enables a switch between normal and sport mode. Normal mode aims to maximize fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs.

Sport mode enhances throttle and transmission responses, enables maximum acceleration and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to inputs. It also holds on to gears longer under acceleration.

Kia introduces Ceed GT with redeveloped 1.6-liter turbo unit

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