• Space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake bodystyle
• New safety and advanced driver assistance systems
• On sale from January 21 2019
• Prices start from £23,835
The all-new Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body and is available at Canterbury Kia in Kent now. Carrying the name over from the second-generation pro_cee'd three-door coupé, the Kia ProCeed has been designed, developed and engineered in Europe.
Matching the daring design and engineering which renders it the sportiest iteration of the all-new Ceed model family, the ProCeed will be available exclusively as 'GT-Line', ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model.
Kevin Taunton, Managing Director at Canterbury Kia comments: “The ProCeed widens the appeal of the Ceed range even further and the shooting brake bodystyle is really popular with customers in Kent. We’re really excited about the expansions to the Kia Ceed family this year and can’t wait to show off the ProCeed to the people in Canterbury soon.
The Kia ProCeed encapsulates the spirit and athleticism of the second-generation Kia pro_cee'd hatchback. A shooting brake by design, the ProCeed presents an alternative to the traditional three-door hatchback and marries its imposing proportions with a compact footprint that hints at its outright agility. 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 provides couples or young families with the space and versatility of a wagon, combined with an emotive, swept-back design. Where focusing on one of these normally compromises the other, the ProCeed is the first car in the mainstream segment to combine both.
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.
The ProCeed offers more luggage capacity than many conventional compact family estate cars – and even many tourers from classes above. With a capacity of 594 litres (VDA), the ProCeed's boot is 50 per cent more capacious than that of the Ceed five-door hatchback.
Accordingly, every Kia ProCeed is fitted with fully-independent suspension as standard, bucking the trend for other mid-size family cars to offer the more advanced multi-link rear suspension as an expensive option. Built around the same suspension system found in the Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon, the ProCeed offers a unique state of tune compared to its siblings. Matching the sleek design, it seeks to provide drivers with agile and immediate handling responses, close body control under cornering, and a blend of comfort and unwavering stability at high speeds.
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. The engine's turbocharger ensures its 242Nm torque output is available over a wide 1,500 to 3,200rpm band, making it responsive in a wide range of driving conditions. It is fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the Kia ProCeed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standards.
The diesel option available is the all-new 'Smartstream' 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine. Kia's Smartstream powertrain philosophy seeks to enhance fuel efficiency and performance with reduced emissions. The Smartstream engine has been developed with an optimised powertrain structure and design, compact and lightweight components, and enhanced combustion technology, maximising fuel efficiency and driving performance. The 1.6-litre diesel engine in the ProCeed is the first Smartstream diesel engine from Kia and can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).
A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport modes. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to alter the level of effort required to steer the car, while each mode subtly changes the character of the engine. Normal mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs. Sport mode enhances throttle response enabling faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.
The cabin features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom®. The system enables full smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Android Auto™ is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. The ProCeed’s Apple CarPlay™ system is compatible with the iPhone 5 and every iPhone released since. The ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ features a powerful eight-speaker JBL Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration technology and wireless mobile phone charging.
Standard safety technologies include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA). Pedestrian detection is available as standard on all manual versions and ‘GT-Line S’ and as part of an optional Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP) on DCT versions of ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT’.
The ProCeed is also available with Lane Following Assist (LFA). Fitted as standard to the ‘GT-Line S’ model, Lane Following Assist detects road markings to help keep the ProCeed in the centre of its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering.
Every ProCeed is equipped as standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). VSM ensures stability when braking and cornering by controlling the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.
Dependent on grade, additional available technologies include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Limit Information System (SLIF), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS), and pedestrian detection with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA).
In keeping with every Kia, the all-new ProCeed comes with a unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached. The ProCeed is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty. For more information on Kia’s seven year warranty and Kia Care plans, please speak to a sales executive at Canterbury Kia.
The All-New Kia ProCeed is available now from Canterbury Kia priced from £23,835.
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