At last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia showed ProCeed Concept. Kia ProCeed has a shooting brake styling and is the third model to join Ceed family. The other two models with the same design are hatchback and wagon. At ongoing Paris Auto Show, production version of Kia ProCeed made its public debut. Introducing five-door long-roof version is bold move to say the least. There is no doubt that Kia ProCeed is the most dynamic member of the range. It features an attractive design and has much more pleasing proportion than the other Ceed bodystyles. To offer Kia ProCeed with better agility and faster response, chassis is featured with model-specific suspension geometry, stiffer springs and softer anti-roll bars.
If we compare the design of Kia ProCeed with Ceed Sportswagon, it is lower by 43mm and 5mm longer. Boost space is slightly lower and stands at 594 liters compared to the 625 liters on Sportswagon. Kia ProCeed has a much more versatile body style and there is no real competitor to that. The only competition it faces is from Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake, but buyers will have to shell out a lot more for that. ProCeed will be sold only in GT and GT Line. It is done to distance itself from the Sportswagon that is available in all trims apart from the range-topping GT. Sale of Kia ProCeed will begin in Europe from first quarter of 2019 and will be sold exclusively in Europe.
Kia ProCeed GT Line versions will have three engine options. It starts with 1.0 liter T-GDI petrol engine that offers 118hp, and 1.4 liter T-GDI petrol that offers 138hp. Finally, there is a diesel option which is all-new 1.6 liter CRDi Smartstream diesel unit that is rated at 134hp. A six-speed manual transmission is available as standard whereas an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available. Range-topping Kia ProCeed GT gets 1.6 liter T-GDI petrol engine that offers 201hp and 265Nm of torque, just like Ceed GT. 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is only available option and there is no manual transmission option. Steering paddles are made out of metal alloy.