2019 Kia Ceed GT. Because Kia is trying to become something more like an executive car manufacturer, we expect the new Ceed GT to be quite a bit better than before. The car will likely come with more features, better materials and more powerful engines. They may even have enough to finally challenge the Audi A3 or the Mercedes A Class which are both some of the best cars in their class. Like we said, the new Ceed GT is expected by the end of the year. However, the car may only hit the showroom floor in the early 2019. Its price is definitely going to be influenced by Kia’s decision.
If they decide to give the Ceed GT a higher end status then expect quite an increase to its price. However, some also suggested that Kia could improve the quality of the car and keep the price roughly on the same level to the one before it. Unfortunately only time will tell which rumor ends up to be true. These are the latest Kia spy shots and they showcase a heavily camouflaged 2019 Ceed GT 5-door hatchback. This is the third-generation Kia Ceed GT, which first hit the market back in 2012, and which got a minor facelift last year.
There will be many more changes on the 2019 Kia Ceed GT, which is currently out and about in the testing phase. The official 2019 Kia Ceed GT release date has yet to be announced, but we expect the model to be launched in Europe late next year. Kia Ceed GT 2019 – first picsBefore the actual release date, the fully redesigned Kia Ceed GT 5-door hatchback should do the motor show rounds, with Frankfurt in September being the most likely spot for the official unveiling. The 2019 Ceed GT 3-door coupe and the 2019 Ceed GT SW estate will follow within a few months of the release.
The current face lifted model looks on par with the best cars in its class. The good part is that the 2019 Kia Ceed GT seems to look even better than before. Kia is definitely taking Audi’s approach with their method because they seem to be doing only mild updates during new model releases. The new model of the Ceed GT seems to sport a similar shape to the current generation. However, it is quite clear that the car is larger, wider and lower. On top of that the front end seems to be heavily inspired by that of the Stinger with a new grille and slimmer headlights. The end result will likely be one of the better looking hatchback to be released on the European market.
A higher end version of the car, likely called the GT, is more than just a possibility at this point. Even though the car is still quite a few months away from release, its interior has been seen without any camouflage. The car features an identical steering wheel, instrument cluster and center stack to the Sportage which is actually quite impressive. The only real differences are the infotainment screen, which is smaller on the 2019 Kia Ceed GT, the HVAC vents as well as the passenger’s area. The seats on the Ceed GT also seem to be quite sporty for this type of car with plenty of side bolsters.
Under the 2019 Kia Ceed GT hood, the engines used will be the same as those on the new generation Hyundai i30, which means the entry-level engine will be a 1.0-liter turbo that cranks out 118-hp and 125-lb.-ft. of torque. Also, expect a 1.4-liter that delivers 138-hp and 179-lb.-ft. of torque. As far as diesel options go, expect a 1.6-liter engine with three distinct outputs: 94-hp, 109-hp, and 134-hp. Engine choice will dictate the transmission, which will either be a 6-speed manual or the optional 7-speed DCT.
The Japanese manufacturer will most likely present its Golf competitor on 2018 Frankfurt Motor Show. This news is accurate at least according to source, but they also suggest that if something, God forbid, goes the wrong way the could postpone the reveal of new 2019 Kia Ceed GT Geneva Motor Show. They have just started the tests on this model so everything should be ready for Frankfurt in October but in worst case scenario Geneva remains an option. Moving on, regarding the price there should be small changes. The cost of new Ceed GT will go up because Kia is trying ta add a bit of that premium feel to this model. They will do that trough design and technology improvements so that the price could be justified. Current Kia Ceed GT goes from $18,000 for a base model to $29,000 for GT version.