A couple of months ago, we showed you spyshots of the Kia Ceed GT – a hotter version of the standard five-door hatch – and wondered out loud if other Ceed variants will get the same go-faster treatment. Well, we’ve got our answer with images of the Proceed GT, packing the same amount of heat in a shooting brake format. It’s also the first time we’re seeing the Proceed itself, a sleeker version of the Ceed Sportswagon.

With its positioning comes the swooping, low-slung roofline, along with a set of more intricate-looking tail lights. This goes on top of the accoutrements one can expect from a GT variant, such as the more aggressive front air intake design, deeper side skirts, a rear diffuser with twin trapezoidal exhaust pipes and large 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels shod with low-profile tyres.

As for performance, the new GT models will likely utilise the existing 1.6 litre turbocharged and direct-injected petrol engine – tweaked to produce outputs well beyond the outgoing model’s 204 PS and 265 Nm of torque – along with a six-speed manual gearbox. The chassis is also expected to see revisions to keep the performance in check, and larger brake discs with red callipers can be seen as well.

The Proceed GT will open a whole new market segment, with the outgoing Ford Focus ST and the current Volkswagen Golf R only available as more humdrum wagons. Would you buy a hotted-up shooting brake?