The Korean company has presented updated hatchback.
Today the company Kia never ceases to amaze: the third premiere of the day – “hot” hatchback Kia Ceed GT new generation. But if you waited for the Koreans got involved in an arms race with their classmates and will offer a more powerful motor, then have to disappoint you.
In the new generation Ceed GT has kept turbo 1.6 T-GDI, which, as before, produces 204 HP and 265 Nm. This is mainly done in order to avoid cannibalism with its sister model the Hyundai i30 N (250 or 275 HP), because the market for such cars is small and the internal competition Koreans to anything.
But the new Ceed GT is suggested not only a six-speed “mechanics”, which was the predecessor, but the seven-step “robot” DCT. Although other cars of concern of Hyundai-Kia this tandem worked out for a long time (take the Hyundai Veloster). Two pedal drive versions also have two modes of operation of the power unit and drive electronics: Normal or Sport.
For driversnow setting a new hatchback were answered by the team under the Alberta Birman – and it gives hope that Ceed GT rides more exciting predecessor, which suffered from understeer. To reduce this effect even had imitation thrust vector control, which in turns uses the regular brakes to redistribute torque between wheels. Springs are now stiffer and the stabilizer bars, by contrast, is softer – this should help to maintain the grip of all wheels with the road in cornering. The stabilization system has a new setup, tolerant of slides.
Also Ceed GT has acquired a more acute steering from lock to lock steering-wheel makes 2.44 turnover, 17% less than before. Diameter front brake discs increased from 300 to 320 mm, while the thickness remained the same (28 mm). As before, the “hot” Kia nominally has 18-inch wheels and a ground clearance reduced from 140 to 135 mm.
Compared to the “civilian” version of the GT led acquired other bumpers, grille and door sills, and inside, there are seats with increased lateral support, steering wheel truncated rim and red decor. In addition to the hatchback Kia Ceed GT, the family will be understated and universal Kia Proceed GT: the difference in technique between them will be reduced to the calibrations.
Unfortunately, dynamic performance, developers still kept secret. They manifest during the first public display of cars at the motor show in Paris. In the European market powerful LEDs will appear in the first quarter of 2019.
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