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Kia Ceed GT and GT-Line specs and prices announced

Date: 16 January 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Kia has announced full details of new sporty versions of its Ceed lower-medium car.

The GT-Line is a sports-inspired equipment grade with a choice of engines from the regular range, either a 1.0-litre, 120hp petrol, or a 1.4-litre, 140hp petrol, or a 1.6-litre, 136hp diesel. Meanwhile the GT is a full-blown hot hatch with a 1.6-litre, 204hp petrol unit.

All come with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the 140hp petrol engine is also available with a seven-speed automatic. 

Official combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions are 47.9mpg and 125g/km for the 120hp GT-Line; 46.3mpg and 132g/km for the 140hp GT-Line manual; 45.6mpg and 127g/km for the 140hp GT-Line automatic; and 57.6mpg and 107g/km for the diesel. 

The 140hp engine is also available - as an auto only - with a higher-spec GT-Line S model, for which the figures are 43.5mpg and 129g/km, while for the GT the figures are 38.2mpg and 155g/km.

GT-Line cars get sporty styling tweaks on the front and rear bumpers, grille surround and fog light surround, along with 17in or 18in alloy wheels. 

Standard equipment includes high beam assist, driver attention warning, lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking. 

Sports seats are trimmed in black cloth and light grey synthetic leather, while the GT-Line S gets black leather and faux suede. 

The GT features a ride height 5mm lower than the standard Ceed, stiffer springs and softer anti-roll bars. These features are all designed to improve handling, while exterior design features include red brake callipers, a rear diffuser and roof spoiler. 

Prices are: £21,535 for a 120hp GT-Line; £22,335 for a 140hp GT-Line manual; £23,435 for a 140hp GT-Line automatic; £23,185 for a diesel GT-Line; £27,185 for a GT-Line S; and £25,535 for a GT.