Shooting brake version of the new Kia Ceed spied testing, with potential for a hot GT version
Kia`s new model offensive shows no sign of letting up as the Korean firm is putting the finishing touches is a swooping shooting brake variant of the new Ceed. And to go with its sharp new look there could also be a hot GT version.
Based on the Proceed concept displayed at last year`s Frankfurt Motor Show, the shooting brake is expected to carry over the concept`s name and will sit alongside the more conventional and practical Ceed Sportswagon. The Proceed name was previously used for the old three-door hatch.
What will set the Proceed apart even further is the addition of a performance-based GT model; it`s likely that Kia will fit a tuned version of its 1.6-litre turbo engine, developing 200bhp. However, Kia bosses have previously suggested that their hot GT models will not be as focused as sister brand Hyundai`s N-badged cars.
The rest of the Proceed lineup will be littered with regular petrol and diesel engines to cater for buyers who are more concerned about running costs.
Next year, the Ceed line-up is expected to expand even further to include an SUV that will sit between the Stonic and Sportage in the range.