Three turbocharged engines: a 244bhp 2.0-litre turbo and a 197bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel for ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ and a 365bhp 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 for ’GT S’.

The ’GT S’ is fastest-accelerating Kia ever (0-60mph in 4.7 seconds).

Eight-speed automatic transmission fitted to all versions, driving the rear wheels.

MacPherson strut front suspension with multi-link rear suspension.

Electronically controlled Dynamic Stability Damping Control on ’GT S’.

Suspension of right-hand-drive cars benefits from additional testing on UK roads .

Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) with two modes standard, with variable gear ratio in ’GT S’.

Ventilated disc brakes front and rear, developed with Brembo, for ’GT S’.

Limited Slip Differential fitted as standard on all models.

225/45 R18 tyres for ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line’ S; 225/40 R19 (front) and 255/35 R19 (rear) for ’GT S’.

Body constructed from 55 per cent high-strength steels for strength with lightness.