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2019 kia ceed gt line paris motor show (1)

The new Kia Ceed GT Line makes its first appearance today at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The Ceed GT Line takes design cues from the higher-powered Ceed GT, and will go on-sale across Europe during Q1 2019.

Strengthening the appeal of Kia’s new mid-size family car range, the new Ceed GT Line is available on every variant of the new Ceed range, including the five-door hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon. The new shooting brake bodystyle of the ProCeed is sold as standard in GT Line specification.

All three GT Line models offer a high level of versatility, turbocharged engines and engaging handling, topped with a sporty new look inside and out. The Ceed GT Line’s exterior introduces a range of distinct design features. These include a satin chrome and gloss black ‘tiger-nose’ grille surround, unique 17-inch or optional 18-inch GT Line alloy wheels, and newly designed front and rear bumpers which echo those of the Ceed and ProCeed GT.

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The fog lamp surround also incorporates horizontal metallic ‘blades’, similar to those found on the new GT models and the Kia Stinger. Inside, Ceed GT Line models distinguish themselves with a sportier cabin ambience. The grey roof lining of the Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon is replaced with black cloth to cocoon occupants, and the door sills feature metallic scuff plates.

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Front passengers benefit from new GT Line-specific sports seats trimmed, with larger side and thigh bolsters, or optional seats based on the same supportive structure as those found in the high-powered GT models.

The Ceed GT Line is available with a choice of powertrains: like Kia’s 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engines, or Kia’s 1.6-litre ‘Smartstream’ CRDi (common-rail direct injection) diesel engine. The downsized range of powertrains contribute to the car’s agile handling characteristics and low overall weight.

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Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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