Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Kia Logo

Kia Pro-cee`d News

Kia Australian suspension tune goes global on Pro_cee'd GT

The Kia Pro_cee’d GT hot hatch may no longer be sold in Australia due to low sales, but the company’s local tuning arm is still making a major impact on the car. That’s because the updated version of the 150kW turbocharged three-door still sold in Europe is using a suspension tune developed in Australia before the car was axed locally...

Hot Kia cee’d racer previewed for TCR series - video

The Kia cee’d GT, five-door twin to the three-door Pro_cee’d GT that left Australia last year, is gearing up for the 2017 TCR International Series touring car championship - and it looks tough. Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) is an Austria-based company that is Kia’s authorised developer for the TCR racing series, and has released a video of its upcoming Korean track car...

Kia Australia mulling Cee'd GT, next-gen Cerato Turbo

The sporty Kia Pro_Cee’d GT may be gone from Australian showrooms, but the Korean car maker’s local arm has not given up on the dream of a quick halo hatch model. Despite positive reviews, the 150kW 1.6-litre turbocharged Pro_cee’d GT exited the local market in late 2015 after poor sales led the company to decide against introducing the updated model that debuted overseas in June...

R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT

News emerged this week that the Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been axed from the Australian market, largely on account of dismal sales. Seldom has an automotive epitaph been more annoying to type, but more heartfelt. And so we see the death of the most interesting car from the increasingly interesting Korean brand, a sad denouement to a script that never went anywhere beyond its first act...

Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options

Kia Australia's very good Pro_cee'd GT sports hatch is now among the very dearly departed, with the company's local arm today confirming its exit. The decision will surprise few, with the Pro_cee'd long known to have struggled in a market where manual-only, three-door sports hatches are responsible for only a small fraction of sales in a segment dominated by automatic five-door models...

Kia Pro_cee’d GT automatic is possible - but is it feasible?

You’ve probably read our previous reports that local sales for the Kia Pro_cee’d GT are being hurt by the fact it is available solely with a six-speed manual transmission. Kia Australia reckons sales of the sporty hatchback could increase markedly, should a dual-clutch automatic gearbox be offered. And lo and behold, such a drivetrain exists...

Deals on wheels: Discounted new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Kia Pro_Cee’d GT The Kia Pro_Cee’d GT is one of our very favourite hot hatches, despite its minuscule sales...

Kia looking to boost sales of Pro_cee'd GT, Rondo, Soul

Kia Motors Australia is looking to boost the sales of some of its slow-selling models with a new finance deal. Money is cheap right now, with interest rates at record lows, and as such there’s plenty of finance deals on offer for new car buyers. For example, Nissan is offering zero per cent finance on a number of its models that need a few more buyers (Juke, Pulsar and Micra)...

2016 Kia Pro_cee'd GT changes detailed, but local future uncertain

The 2016 Kia Pro_cee'd GT has been detailed, and there have been a broad range of changes to the slow-selling warm hatch. The enhancements include updates to its powertrain, but crucially the 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine still hasn't been adjoined to an automatic gearbox - it remains a six-speed manual proposition only...

Emergency Stop Signal explained

Vehicle safety is becoming ever more paramount, so it's reassuring to know that high quality technology is filtering its way down from high-end models into more affordable vehicles...

2016 Kia Cee'd GT spied

The facelifted 2016 Kia Cee'd GT has been spotted during cold weather testing in Europe - and that could mean things will heat up for the locally offered Kia Pro_cee'd GT, particularly in terms of its sales. The updated Kia model is set to see the introduction of a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, something that Kia Australia has suggested could prove vital to the success of the manual-only Pro_cee'd GT...