If you live in the UK you will be pleased to know Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new look Kia ProCeed Sportswagon. Or should that be Shooting Brake? Think of the ProCeed as a derivative of the Ceed Sportswagon. The biggest change is the removal of the apostrophe, it used to be called Pro’Ceed… we don’t know why. But anyway the new ProCeed ditches the rakish look of the last generation for a more sensible frumpty-dumpty mass consumer appeal, focus group inspired design language.
The Kia ProCeed has been designed at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Vice President for Design at Kia Motors Europe, and Peter Schreyer, President and Head of Design Management for Hyundai Motor Group.
The ProCeed will be available as a ‘GT-Line’, ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model.
For the ProCeed ‘GT-Line’, the standard seats feature black cloth and light grey faux leather. In the ‘GT-Line S’ the standard seats feature larger side bolsters than those found in the conventional Ceed and Sportswagon and are trimmed in black leather and faux suede with grey stitching.
Kia’s 8.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system sits at the centre of the dashboard, with audio and heating and ventilation controls situated below.
The dashboard itself is angled slightly towards the driver.
‘GT-Line’ versions have a lengthy list of equipment as standard, including 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, front projector headlights, LED daytime running lights both front and rear, front fog lights, rain sensing front wipers, front wiper de-icer, automatic headlight control, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, exterior front door handle illumination and LED rear lights with a full-width LED brake light.
The ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ is available with a choice of two engines. The petrol option is the brand’s all-new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit, which produces 138bhp and 242Nm torque. The engine meets the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standards.
Offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, Kia’s seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is offered as an option.
The updated 134bhp, 280Nm torque 1.6-litre diesel engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).
The ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ is only available with the 1.4 T-GDi engine and is paired with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Kia’s high-performance ‘GT’ model, the ProCeed ‘GT’ will be powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, identical to that found in the Ceed ‘GT’. Power is rated at a claimed 201bhp and 265Nm.
Prices for the Kia ProCeed start from £23,835, top spec models cost from £28,135. The new ProCeed is on sale in the UK from 21st January 2019