Kia pro_cee'd GT Review 2021 | Top Gear
Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
Car Review

Kia pro_cee'd GT

£ N/A
710
Published: 13 Jan 2015
Advertisement
Kia builds a hot hatch. It's really rather decent. Swift, comfy, affordable - and just sporty enough.

Good stuff

Rides nicely, tidy handling, well-priced

Bad stuff

Lazy engine, dull noise, lacks the precision of the very best

Overview

What is it?

Only Korea’s first-ever hot hatch! After building its reputation with straight-laced, reasonably priced cars for straight-laced, reasonably priced buyers, Kia has finally decided to let its hair down and take on the fast kids.

The GT follows the tried-and-tested hot hatch formula to the very letter, with a 201bhp 1.6-litre turbo four driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual. That puts it some way south of the unholy triumvirate of Renaultsport Megane (261bhp), Ford Focus ST (247bhp) and sofa-chewing Astra VXR (276bhp), but just a few measly horses behind the MkVII Golf GTI, which makes 217bhp. But the GT starts at a modest £20,000 – a hefty six grand less than the Golf GTI…

Advertisement - Page continues below
Advertisement - Page continues below

Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
compare car finance
Powered byZuto Logo
more on this car
Take one for a spin or order a brochure
Powered byRegit Logo

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.