Looks great, but needs dual/quad pipesMust admit I think it's a bit of a headturner!
Before I committed though, I think I would also check out the new Genesis G70 Shooting Brake shortly to be released in the UK under the Hyundai stable. It looks a bit of a stunner also!
I feel the same, but I fully accept that 3 doors hatches for mainstream manufacturers are a hard sell nowadays. KIA's rigid speccing of the range is a bit frustrating; I can't get a Ceed, Proceed or Xceed with the 1.6T-GDi, manual box and a sunroof that I want!Needs a 3 door model, and the GT needs to have a manual gearbox, until then i'll be stikcing with the older generation ProCee'd
IndeedI feel the same, but I fully accept that 3 doors hatches for mainstream manufacturers are a hard sell nowadays. KIA's rigid speccing of the range is a bit frustrating; I can't get a Ceed, Proceed or Xceed with the 1.6T-GDi, manual box and a sunroof that I want!
I doubt than any of these gonna come Also, I can see that the exhausts aren't completely real.I hope they fix minor interior issues in Ceed- 1) there was no vents for rear passenger, 2) no USB and 12 v socket for rear passenger, and 3) no 12 v socket in the boot, and 4) none of the door pockets were felt or rubber padded to prevent rattles. If they want to compete with Golf, these are minor things that users look for. Now, these might be present in high spec model, but they should provide this in all models- Octavia has all these.
wut? it seems the same.Also, there seems to be some cost cutting. The separate row of buttons that used to be below the infotainment screen has gone (for newer Ceeds, and Xceed started with this), and are now on the sides of the screen.
Agreed big time. Went for a test drive in cupra leon st. Felt like a different class of car. Also, Kia need to give up the shit resolution for the camera.I'd like some ambient lighting. Most cars seem to have it these days
I test drove the 310hp AWD version, but then started considering the hybrid (because I can charge at work for free). Battery is not the best, the 245hp is combined, so on a longer trip, you going to end up with a heavy car with a small engineI had a deposit on a Cupra leon estate 245bhp ehybrid recently before I bought the Proceed. I cancelled it as another dealer said after a 5 hour home charge, he only got 25 miles from it. I agree about the interior lighting though. I said I would never have another Seat/Cupra after only owning a Seat Cupra st for 1 month before getting rid because of the cheap interior. The new interiors are very nice. It was the charging issue that made me cancel as there are no local chargers to me either.
I'm reading the press release for the Baltics and it talks about variable valves, so it seems that we're getting itA bit disappointed on the inside and engine. I couldn't notice any mood lights and I even got info that GT will get some when ordered. Even US version has mood lights in front, looks like Kia are not interested in Europe sales like Honda. Engine is t-gdi an old Gamma. This looks like the first order will go with this and next year probably will be new CVVD engine. Not that Gamma is a bad engine but it's outdated and this was a chance to switch to next generation. But obviously they don't care a lot for Europe like other Asian manufacturers.