Kia adds diesel option to special edition VR-7
Kia has extended its line-up of VR-7 special edition cee’d and pro_cee’d models with the addition of a diesel engine. This joins the 1.4-litre petrol unit that has been offered since the introduction of the VR-7 moniker in September.
The 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine packs 89bhp at 4,000rpm, delivering peak torque of 173lb-ft at just 1,750rpm. This propels the hatchback to 60mph from resting in 13.5 seconds, before hitting 107mph where permitted.
Diesel VR-7 cee’d and pro_cee’d models slot into VED tax-band C (£35 per year) thanks to CO2 emissions of 113g/km, and combined fuel economy stands at 65.7mpg.
VR-7 variants come with a raft of extra equipment as standard, including 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-covered steering wheel, handbrake and gear-lever, six-speaker stereo system and electric body-coloured door mirrors.
All models get electronic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution and hill-start assist, as well as the peace of mind that comes with a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and seven-year manufacturer warranty.
Diesel versions of the VR-7 cee’d and pro_cee’d are available now from £13,220 and £13,420 on-the-road respectively.