Kia is introducing a GT Line for the cee'd range which comes with a number of enhancements.

Kia is introducing a GT Line for the cee'd range which comes with a number of enhancements.

Set to make its debut next month in Geneva, the GT Line will be positioned between the standard models and the range-topping GT version. The latest addition to the cee'd range was designed for those who like the styling of the flagship GT model but aren't willing to pay the added premium that comes with the 204 HP 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

Instead, the cee'd GT Line (available for hatchback, coupe and wagon) will get the regular cee'd engines including a newly developed three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo outputting 120 HP (88 kW) and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque. Moreover, Kia has updated the 1.6-liter CRDi diesel for this new GT Line trim and have increased its output from 128 HP (94 kW) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) to 133 HP (98 kW) and 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque.

The Kia cee'd GT Line also comes with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that debuted on the facelifted Hyundai i30 and will be offered only with the 133 HP diesel. Just like the engine, the new gearbox was developed in-house at the company’s Namyang R&D centre in South Korea and promises to provider quicker gear changes and lower fuel consumption in manual mode while comfort and smoothness have been boosted in automatic mode.

As far as the styling is concerned, the cee’d GT Line comes with fresh 17-inch alloy wheels and has received ice cube LED daytime running lights, beefier front & rear bumpers, dual exhaust setup, GT side sill moldings and LED taillights. Images with the cabin are not available at this point but Kia mentions there's a new grey, white & black upholstery with grey stitching, GT Line logos, and GT-sourced leather steering wheel, piano black accents and aluminum pedals. There's also a new chrome trim around the air vents and power window switches, illumination for USB & AUX ports and a new aluminum start/stop button.

Kia says the cee'd GT Line will hit dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year.

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