New Kia Ceed GT Line makes Paris Motor Show debut

The new spec adds more charm to an already desirable hatchback

The new Kia Ceed GT Line has stepped on the Paris Motor Show stage with styling cues borrowed from the higher-ranking Ceed GT.

It will launch in the first quarter of 2019 with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel unit.

The petrol variants include a 1-liter T-GDI unit (120 PS) joined by a 1.4-liter T-GDI engine (140 PS), while the diesel is a 1.6-liter CRDi powerplant (115 or 136 PS). Kia says that “the downsized range of powertrains contribute to the car’s agile handling characteristics.”

Each engine can be married to a six-speed manual, but the 1.4-liter petrol unit and the diesel can be optionally had with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

You’ll know you’re looking at a Kia Ceed GT Line when you see one thanks to the 17-inch (18-inch optional) GT Line alloy wheels and redesigned bumpers that hint at the Ceed and ProCeed GT.

On the inside, the Ceed GT Line sports a D-shaped steering wheel, metallic shift paddles (for models fitted with the dual-clutch transmission), new seats for the front passengers and black cloth that replaces the grey roof lining.

Two infotainment screens are on the menu - a 7-inch display and the larger 8-inch choice with TomTom navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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