Half Price Hot Hatch: Kia Pro ceed GT

Hang on a minute: a Kia hot hatch?

‘Sort of’, is probably the best answer to that, and if the Pro ceed GT is not outright hot then it is certainly sufficiently warm to warrant a few column inches here. That’s especially so when you realise not only that the car’s original £19,995 asking price was decidedly keen, but also that clean used examples can now be found for £10,000 or less. And so another Half Price Hot Hatch is created.

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How Much Do You Love Kia’s Design Right Now?

My disdain for their logo aside, Kia’s design has evolved into one of the most head-turning and appealing shapes on the road today.

How many times per day does a Kia make you do a double-take? There’s the strong and sporty stance of the upcoming Stinger, the grand K900, the stout and strong Sorento, and just about anything else wearing that oval travesty of a Kia logo.

I can’t think of another affordable automaker with looks as consistently good as Kia’s. In fact, I would place it right up there with Audi in terms of design, which makes sense considering the company’s lead designer made a name for himself with the German automaker before being wooed by the South Koreans.

And if Kia’s design wasn’t good enough already, another jaw-dropping concept is on the horizon. Will it go into production? Continue reading >>>