Hi my name is Lachlan Gibson and I am one of the new car sales consultants at Toowong Kia. Today I am writing a review on the Pro Ceed GT range. The Pro Ceed GT is Kias newest addition to the amazing line up they have released to the Australian market. Here in Australia we are fortunate enough to be one of the few countries around the world that have the chance to sell and drive this amazing vehicle.
The Pro Cee’d GT is Kia’s new three door performance hatch which is fuelled by the same 1.6 litre turbo charged engine that is in the Cerato Koup turbo models, the major difference between the Koup and the Pro Ceed GT is that the Pro Ceed GT has had all of the suspension and handling components modified by Graeme Gambold. Graeme Gambolt was once the head suspension and handling engineer for Toyotas world rally championship team, together with Rick Bates who was the head driver for the same rally team they have modified and changed most of the suspension set up from the European version of the car to suit Australian road and handling conditions.
Apart from the Suspension and handling of the vehicle it also looks amazing and has all of the features that you would want in a turbo charged hot hatch including leather and suede seats, shift knob and steering wheel all designed by Recaro rally. The interior of the car also features a full panoramic sunroof (tech pack only), climate control and the new impressive GT mode which changes the instrument cluster to a digital mode that displays engine torque, coolant temperature, turbo boost gauge and of course the digital Speedometer.
The exterior of the Pro Ceed GT is elegant and impressive as well as continuing the state of the art technology the rest of the car has displayed so perfectly, at the front of the vehicle the Pro Ceed GT is sporting a new look Day Time Running light design which is referred to as the ice cube pattern. With the tech pack the front of the car is improved by having HID Headlights (high intensity discharge) which also have the added feature of being active cornering headlights, giving you more vison at night time. Down the side of the vehicle the Pro Ceed GT is sporting very sporty looking 18 inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in Michelin pilot sport tyres and give superb grip and had to the impressive handling of the car. The back of the vehicle the Pro Ceed GT is sporting twin exhausts, LED tail lights, rear fog lights, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera to assist the driver with parking the vehicle.
Overall I believe that the Pro Ceed GT is the best car in the Kia range and that it will be a very competitive entry into the hot hatch and coupe markets. In my opinion I believe that the Pro Ceed GT in my car for 2014 and that I would buy one in a heartbeat.