The new Kia ProCeed has arrived and will be the third and dynamic-oriented variant of the All-New Ceed family, which also includes the hatchback and Sportswagon bodystyles (remember, Kia has killed the 3-door Proceed and used the name for this Shooting Brake).
With the DNA of a coupé, the ProCeed is lower and longer than both the Ceed five-door hatchback and Sportswagon. Yet, it combines its striking visual presence with a dash of versatility, giving it a unique raked-back silhouette unlike anything in the family car segment.
The ProCeed has been designed at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer and will be available as a ‘GT-Line’ or the GT model only.
The ProCeed GT Line is available with a choice of three engines. Gasoline options include Kia’s popular 1.0-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine, producing 120 ps and 172 Nm torque. The most powerful engine for GT Line models is the brand’s new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit, which produces 140 ps.
The engine’s turbocharger ensures its 242 Nm torque output is available over a wide 1,500-3,200 rpm band, making it responsive in a wide range of driving conditions. Both engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the ProCeed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard. Both engines offer a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi is available with Kia’s seven-speed double-clutch transmission.
Buyers can specify an efficient new ‘Smartstream’ 1.6-litre CRDi (common-rail direct injection) diesel engine. With a power output of 136 ps, the new 1.6-litre Smartstream engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed double-clutch transmission. It produces 280 Nm when paired with the manual transmission, and 320 Nm with the seven-speed double-clutch transmission.
Production of the ProCeed shooting brake & Ceed GT begins in November, and sales commence exclusively across Europe in the first quarter of 2019. It will be covered by Kia’s quality promise, with the brand’s industry-leading 7-Year, 150,000-kilometre warranty as standard.