All-New ProCeed

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The All-New Kia ProCeed

THE ALL-NEW KIA PROCEED

            Short story

  • Space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake bodystyle
  • Name updated: pro_cee’d becomes ProCeed
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Shares only the bonnet and front wings with Ceed five-door hatchback
  • 594-litre (VDA) luggage capacity
  • All engines meet the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions regulations
  • New safety and advanced driver assistance systems
  • Six variants based on three engines, two transmissions and three trim lines

The All-new Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body. 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. A product of Kia's European design, product development and R&D teams in Frankfurt, Germany, the ProCeed will be manufactured at the brand's Žilina production facility in Slovakia. It will be built alongside the Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon, introduced last year.

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.

As part of an expanded Ceed model family, the ProCeed will play a significant role in Kia's ongoing European growth. More than 1.3 million examples of the Ceed family have been sold in Europe since 2006, making it one of the best-selling models alongside the Sportage. The ProCeed widens the appeal of the Ceed range even further.

A unique shooting brake silhouette

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 takes the Ceed model family in a bold new direction. Where the Ceed Sportswagon majors on practicality, 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.

The Kia ProCeed has been designed at Kia's European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group.

Gregory Guillaume comments: "Europe's shrinking market for three-door hatchbacks brought the future of the pro_cee'd in question. But it was equally inconceivable that we would simply kill off the pro_cee'd. It was not just the name we gave to our three-door cee'd – it meant so much more than that. It embodies all Kia's values of youthful dynamism, of emotional engagement, and of design-led desirability.

Guillaume adds: "We needed to reinvent the pro_cee'd to ensure that all that vitality and vibrancy wasn't simply lost. It had to be a model that not only sat at the top of the current Ceed family, but one that was also immediately identifiable as the most emotionally engaging car in the range. The result is the striking All-new ProCeed."

The ProCeed will be available as a 'GT-Line', ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model, a brief which enabled Kia's European design teams to create a confident and sporty design for the halo model of the Ceed family. Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different, sharing only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door. With its own individual style and character, every other panel is new. Yet the ProCeed features many of Kia's now familiar design motifs, and its 'family face' is instantly recognisable. With the iconic 'tiger nose' grille and wide lower air intake, the castellated windscreen, and the brand's inimitable mix of taut creases and curvaceous sheet metal, it is every bit the contemporary Kia.

Like the Ceed, the front of the ProCeed is built around precise, linear shapes, with 'ice cube' LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier Kia 'GT-Line' and ‘GT’ models.

In profile, the ProCeed is influenced by the design of the 2017 Kia Proceed Concept, mirroring its silhouette with a raked roofline that flows elegantly downwards into the rear shoulders. Taut creases run the length of the car, trailing from the headlamps to the tailgate to extend its visual length. It carries over the window line from the 2017 concept car, including the acutely angled chrome 'Sharkblade', emphasising the dramatic roofline. Its steeply raked rear window separates it from its siblings in the Ceed model family, as well as other cars in its class. The rear windscreen of the Ceed Sportswagon is angled at 50.9° off-vertical, while the five-door hatch windscreen sits at 52.4°. A defining element of its coupé-like shape, the rear window on the ProCeed is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical.

At 4,605mm long, the Kia ProCeed is 5mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a longer 885mm front overhang. At 1,422mm in height, its roofline sits 43mm lower than that of the Sportswagon, while ground clearance is reduced by 5mm, to 135mm. Constructed on the same 'K2' platform as other Ceed models, the 2,650mm wheelbase and, 1,800mm width remain unchanged.

The rear of the car is what differentiates it fully from other models in the Ceed range, inspired by the layout of the 2017 Proceed Concept. Combined with its lower overall height, the new wide rear bumper gives the car an assertive, sporty stance, with dual-tip exhausts (dependent on grade) enhancing its sense of dynamism and sportiness. The ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate, beneath LED tail-lights which span the width of the tailgate, giving the car a unique light signature.

From launch, the ProCeed will be available in a choice of seven paint finishes. The Kia ProCeed 'GT-Line' will have 17-inch alloy wheels, while ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ model feature 18-inch wheels as standard.

Tourer space and versatility from ProCeed's compact shooting brake body

Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by high-quality soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim, and a horizontal dashboard layout.

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 Kia ProCeed diverges from other models in the Ceed family line-up with a series of changes designed to introduce a sportier ambience to the cabin. The grey roof lining of the Ceed and Sportswagon is replaced with black cloth to envelop and cocoon occupants, and the door sills feature metallic scuff plates. It is fitted with a D-shaped leather-trimmed steering wheel as standard, and – for models equipped with Kia's dual-clutch auto transmission – drivers can change gear with new metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The ProCeed has different front seats, depending on specification. 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. The seats in the ‘GT’ model have the same side supports as the ‘GT-Line S’ and are finished in black leather and faux suede with red stitching and a ‘GT’ logo.

The Kia ProCeed's platform supports the car's efficient packaging, creating ample space for occupants in the front and rear. For rear passengers, the lower hip-point (compared to Ceed and Sportswagon models) offsets the effects of the ProCeed's lower roofline, creating head and leg room aplenty.

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. With no boot lip and a lower ride height than the Sportswagon, the low lift-over height of the Shooting Brake tailgate also makes it remarkably easy to load and unload.

While the Ceed Sportswagon's boot is marginally larger, at 625 litres, the Kia ProCeed offers identical versatility features, making it one of the most usable cars in its class. On ‘GT-Line S’ grades this includes 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, folded with a single touch from a lever just inside the tailgate. On ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT’ versions, 60:40 split-fold rear seats feature. An underfloor storage area can stow smaller items and the boot features a bag hook to prevent groceries and other items rolling around the load bay. The Smart Power Tailgate on the ‘GT-Line S’ model opens automatically when it detects the ProCeed's smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo. The load bay features a net to secure small items, while the ‘GT-Line S’ grade has a luggage floor rail system as well.

Developed in Europe for maximum driving confidence on all roads

The ProCeed has been engineered and developed exclusively for European roads and European drivers. Europe is characterised more than any other continent by its diversity of driving conditions: high speed motorways, zig-zagging alpine routes, congested city centres and winding country lanes. The ProCeed has been developed to master all these environments, and has been tuned to offer greater dynamism, driver engagement and confidence, and cruising comfort than earlier generations of pro_cee'd.

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's ride height – for both ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models – is 5mm lower than the Ceed and Sportswagon, with spring and damper rates tailored to accommodate its shooting brake dimensions and cab-rearward design.

Kia's development engineers focused on enhancing the agility and responsiveness of the suspension, while retaining the relatively relaxed gait that owners would expect of the 'grand touring' shooting brake body. The suspension has been tuned to accommodate its longer body and cab-rearward dimensions and ensures the ProCeed remains as engaging and confidence-inspiring to drive on a winding country lane as it is on the motorway.

The ProCeed ‘GT’ has been engineered at the direction of Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group. Six months of additional testing has further enhanced its cornering agility and yaw behaviour, and increased traction and steering responsiveness. This has been achieved with the adoption of stiffer front and rear springs to increase body control and improve steering inputs, and softer front and rear anti-roll bars to keep its inside wheels in contact with the road, even under hard cornering. These changes mean ProCeed ‘GT’ drivers can enjoy faster cornering speeds than many more powerful front-wheel drive 'hot hatches', while revelling in the 'gran turismo' spirit of everyday usability that defines all Kia ‘GT’ models.

Turbocharged engines for Kia's all-new shooting brake

The ProCeed line-up features three engines, to meet the powertrain expectations of European buyers who are increasingly familiar with fast-revving, highly efficient turbocharged engines that offer immediate acceleration and a broad spread of torque.

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. Offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, there is the option of Kia's 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).

Buyers can specify an efficient all-new 'Smartstream' 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) 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.

With a power output of 134bhp, the 1.6-litre Smartstream engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). It produces 280Nm when paired with the manual transmission, and 320Nm with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the Smartstream engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions.

Marking the return of Kia's high-performance 'GT' model, the ProCeed ‘GT’ is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, identical to that found in the Ceed ‘GT’. Producing 201bhp and 265Nm, it is the most powerful engine in the line-up. The ProCeed ‘GT’ sees the introduction of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) for the first time, enabling quick-fire gear shifts via the metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

Innovations to make life easier, more comfortable and safer

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.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. 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 responses, enabling faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth® smartphone integration, as well as automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, heated front seats and smart entry system on all versions. In addition, there is a front wiper de-icer, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, reversing camera with rear parking sensors and heated steering wheel. A wireless smartphone charger, electric wide sunroof, heated outer rear seats and a smart power tailgate are featured on the ‘GT-Line S’ model.

On the outside, the ProCeed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. The ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the ProCeed range, with full LED bi-function headlamps standard equipment on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ grades.

In addition to the car’s six standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. 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. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

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).

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.

Specification highlights

All versions of the ProCeed have a sporty appearance, are well equipped and feature an extensive package of convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more comprehensive with every step up the range.

‘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, exterior front door handle illumination and LED rear lights with a full-width LED brake light. The ‘tiger nose’ front grille is finished in high gloss black with satin chrome, with matching high gloss black door mirrors and side sill mouldings. The air intake has a lower lip with black accent, and the rear spoiler is body coloured with high gloss black trim.

Inside the sporty appearance is defined by black cloth and light grey faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-trimmed D-cut steering wheel with grey stitching, an electronic parking brake (EPB), dual automatic air conditioning, all-round electric windows with front auto up and down functionality, cruise control with speed limiter, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and engine start/stop button with smart entry system. Both the driver and front passenger have a seat height adjuster, together with power lumbar support. The steering wheel features both tilt and telescopic adjustment, the headlining is in black and the front console garnish and door trim are finished in black high gloss trim. Both the fascia trim and interior door handles are satin chrome, and the pedals stand out thanks to the sporty stainless-steel appearance. Paddle Shifters are fitted to DCT versions, as is a Drive Mode Select system, offering the choice of Normal and Sport driving characteristics.

The rear seats fold down in a 60:40 fashion, there’s a dual height luggage area floor with parcel shelf to hide luggage and valuables, and all ‘GT-Line’ models come fitted with a temporary space saver spare wheel as standard. A pair of 12-volt power sockets and a USB fast charger are provided on the front centre console and are illuminated to make it easier to use at night. Cupholders are additionally provided in the rear armrest for added convenience for rear seat occupants, as well as at the front, in the premium centre console with sliding cupholder cover.

As standard, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ comes with a six-speaker audio system, with DAB radio and MP3 compatibility and USB and AUX ports for connection of a media device. Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming is provided, too, along with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM for easy smartphone connection. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel (TMC), as well as Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live is included and is combined with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and trip computer. A reversing camera with dynamic guidelines is integrated into the centre fascia screen, as well as the fitment of rear parking sensors.

The ProCeed is comprehensively kitted out with both active and passive safety devices, including Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High-Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist - City (FCA), with Pedestrian detection available as standard on manual versions or optional as part of the Advanced Driving Assistance Pack on DCT versions. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are included on all versions, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). All versions come with six airbags, with the ability to switch the front passenger airbag off when carrying a baby in a car seat. ISOFIX child seat top tethers and anchor fixings are provided for the rear outer chairs.

Move up to ‘GT-Line S’ specification and the alloy wheels are enlarged to 18-inches with grey centre caps and the headlights are upgraded to LED with bi-functionality. A wide sunroof with tilt/slide functions and an automatic electric sunblind is included, the driver’s seat features 10-way power adjustment with memory functionality, and the upholstery is upgraded to black leather and faux suede with grey stitching. Heated outer rear seats, smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a smart power tailgate are all included in ‘GT-Line S’ trim, and there’s 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with remote folding and a luggage rail system.

Particularly handy in an urban environment, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ features a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS), that allows the car to park automatically in parallel, perpendicular or reverse scenarios, and also includes the fitment of front and rear parking sensors. Upgrades to the audio setup include a JBL® premium sound system with a pair of additional speakers, as well as wireless mobile phone charging.

Additional active safety features include Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with both city and pedestrian detection and Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF).

The ProCeed ‘GT’ features all of the equipment that you’ll find with the ‘GT-Line’ versions, with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, a high gloss black and chrome ‘tiger nose’ grille with red insert, an air intake with a red accent on the lower lip, high gloss red side sill mouldings, red brake calipers and an uprated rear bumper with diffuser and dual exhausts. The sporty exterior look is completed by the fitment of LED bi-function headlights.

The cabin is uprated with black leather and faux suede upholstery and faux leather door centre trim. The seats, door cards and steering wheel all feature red contrasting stitching to deliver a sporting ambience, while a GT Performance mode has been added to the 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display. Completing the list of additional equipment is a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty and after-care

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.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first, third and fifth services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK all-new ProCeed line-up

Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

0–60 sec

Max speed mph

Combined

Mpg

(WLTP)

CO2 g/km
(NEDC 2.0)

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.8

130

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

134

280

10.0

124

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

134

320

9.8

124

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

201

265

7.2

140

39.3

142


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      THE ALL-NEW PROCEED ON (JUST OVER) A PAGE                                                 

A quick resume of the ProCeed for those with an urgent deadline

General

  • ProCeed is the third model in a family of all-new Ceed models
  • Name updated: pro_cee’d becomes ProCeed
  • Third-generation car, built in Žilina, Slovakia
  • More than 1.3 million first- and second-generation cee’d family models have been built
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Extensive testing completed on European roads
  • 6-model range based on three engines, two transmissions and three trim grades

Body

  • Influenced by the 2017 Frankfurt motor show ProCeed concept car
  • Designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group
  • Built on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform
  • Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different to other Ceed family models
  • Defining element of its coupé-like shape is that the rear window is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical
  • Longer and lower than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a dynamic and sporty appearance
  • Shares only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door and Sportswagon, and features a longer front overhang
  • Unique front bumper design
  • ‘Ice cube’ LED front daytime running lights integrated into the headlights as standard
  • ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate

Interior

  • Horizontal dashboard layout for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. The design creates greater space and a sense of openness for front seat passengers, with generous footwell space and a clearer view ahead
  • High-quality materials used throughout the cabin, with a higher proportion of soft-touch materials intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin
  • 8-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system
  • Boot space of 594 litres is only marginally down on the Ceed Sportswagon’s 625 litres
  • 50 per cent more capacious than the Ceed five-door hatchback’s loadbay
  • Smart Power Tailgate on ‘GT-Line S’ opens automatically when it detects the smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo
  • No boot lip and a lower ride height than the Ceed Sportswagon, means a lower lift-over height, making it remarkably easy to load and unload

Powertrains and running gear

  • ProCeed ‘GT’ ride and handling development overseen by Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group
  • All engines are turbocharged and meet the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations
  • Revised 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 265Nm of torque
  • All-new 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 242Nm of torque
  • All-new ‘Smartstream’ 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine featuring Selective Catalyst Reduction emissions control technology to regulate emissions
  • 7DCT auto transmission optional on ‘GT-Line’ and standard on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ versions
  • Elevated dynamism and driver engagement
  • Fully independent suspension delivers greater agility and quicker handling responses

Technology and safety

  • Standard safety technologies on all grades include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) standard on ‘GT-Line S’
  • Drive Mode Select system with ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes fitted to DCT versions
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping standard on all models
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility as standard
  • Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live standard on all grades
  • Eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration fitted to ‘GT-Line S’
  • Wireless phone charger on ‘GT-Line S’ grade
  • Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines standard on all grades
  • Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with parallel, perpendicular and reverse parking capabilities on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’, as well as front and rear parking sensors

          THE DESIGN STORY                                                                                                  

A unique shooting brake silhouette

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 hatch 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 has been designed at Kia's European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group.

Gregory Guillaume comments: "Europe's shrinking market for three-door hatchbacks brought the future of the pro_cee'd in to question. But it was equally inconceivable that we would simply kill off the pro_cee'd. It was not just the name we gave to our three-door cee'd – it meant so much more than that. It embodies all Kia's values of youthful dynamism, of emotional engagement, and of design-led desirability.”

Guillaume adds: "We needed to reinvent the pro_cee'd to ensure that all that vitality and vibrancy wasn't simply lost. It had to be a model that not only sat at the top of the current Ceed family, but one that was also immediately identifiable as the most emotionally engaging car in the range. The result is the striking all-new ProCeed."

The ProCeed is available as a 'GT-Line', ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model, a brief which enabled Kia's European design teams to create a confident and sporty design for the halo model of the Ceed family. Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different, sharing only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door hatchback. With its own individual style and character, every other panel is new. Yet the ProCeed features many of Kia's now familiar design motifs, and its 'family face' is instantly recognisable. With the iconic 'tiger nose' grille and wide lower air intake, the castellated windscreen, and the brand's inimitable mix of taut creases and curvaceous sheet metal, it is every bit the contemporary Kia.

Like the Ceed, the front of the Kia ProCeed is built around precise, linear shapes, with 'ice cube' LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier Kia ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models. The new model retains the same 1,800mm width as the Ceed five-door hatchback, but features its own unique front bumper design.

In profile, the ProCeed is influenced by the design of the 2017 Kia Proceed Concept –shown at the Frankfurt motor show – mirroring its silhouette with a raked roofline that flows elegantly downwards into the rear shoulders. Taut creases run the length of the car, trailing from the headlamps to the tailgate to extend its visual length. It carries over the window line from the 2017 concept car, including the acutely angled chrome 'Sharkblade', emphasising the dramatic roofline. Its steeply raked rear windscreen separates it from its siblings in the Ceed model family, as well as other cars in its class. The rear windscreen of the Ceed Sportswagon is angled at 50.9° off-vertical, while the five-door hatchback windscreen sits at 52.4°. A defining element of its coupé-like shape, the rear window on the ProCeed is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical.

At 4,605mm long, the Kia ProCeed is 5mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a longer 885mm front overhang. At 1,422mm in height, its roofline sits 43mm lower than that of the Sportswagon, while ground clearance is reduced by 5mm, to 135mm. Constructed on the same 'K2' platform as other Ceed models, the 2,650mm and 1800mm width wheelbase remains unchanged.

The rear of the car is what differentiates it fully from other models in the Ceed range, inspired by the layout of the 2017 Proceed Concept. Combined with its lower overall height, the new wide rear bumper gives the car an assertive, sporty stance, with dual-tip exhausts enhancing its sense of dynamism and sportiness. The ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate, beneath LED tail-lights which span the width, giving the car a unique light signature.

From launch, the ProCeed will be available in a choice of seven paint finishes. The Kia ProCeed 'GT-Line' will have 17-inch alloy wheels, while ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ models are fitted with 18-inch wheels as standard.

Tourer space and versatility from ProCeed's compact shooting brake body

Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by high-quality soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim, and a horizontal dashboard layout.

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 Kia ProCeed diverges from other models in the Ceed family line-up with a series of changes designed to introduce a sportier ambience to the cabin. The grey roof lining of the Ceed and Sportswagon is replaced with black cloth to envelop and cocoon occupants, and the door sills feature metallic scuff plates. It is fitted with a D-shaped leather trimmed steering wheel as standard, and – for models equipped with Kia's dual-clutch transmission – drivers can change gear with new metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The ProCeed has different front seats, depending on specification. 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. The seats in the ‘GT’ model have the same side supports as the ‘GT-Line S’ and are finished in black leather and faux suede with red stitching and a ‘GT’ logo.

The Kia ProCeed's platform supports the car's efficient packaging, creating ample space for occupants in the front and rear. For rear passengers, the lower hip-point (compared to Ceed and Sportswagon models) offsets the effects of the ProCeed's lower roofline, creating head and leg room aplenty.

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. With no boot lip and a lower ride height than the Sportswagon, the low lift-over height of the Shooting Brake tailgate also makes it remarkably easy to load and unload.

While the Ceed Sportswagon's boot is marginally larger, at 625 litres, the Kia ProCeed offers identical versatility features, making it one of the most usable cars in its class. On ‘GT-Line S’ grades this includes 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, folded with a single touch from a lever just inside the tailgate. On ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT’ versions, 60:40 split-fold rear seats feature. An underfloor storage area can stow smaller items and the boot features a bag hook to prevent groceries and other items rolling around the load bay. The Smart Power Tailgate on the ‘GT-Line S’ model opens automatically when it detects the ProCeed's smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo. The load bay features a net to secure small items, while the ‘GT-Line S’ grade has a luggage floor rail system as well.


          THE TECHNICAL STORY

      Turbocharged engines for Kia's all-new shooting brake

The ProCeed is powered by a wide choice of engines, to meet the powertrain expectations of European buyers who are increasingly familiar with fast-revving, highly efficient turbocharged engines that offer immediate acceleration and a broad spread of torque.

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. Offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, there is the option of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. The ‘GT-Line S’ grade is exclusively available with the 1.4 T-GDi engine and is paired with the seven-speed auto Dual- Clutch transmission

Buyers can specify an efficient all-new 'Smartstream' 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) 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 the company's cleanest diesel engine to-date.

With a power output of 134bhp, the 1.6-litre Smartstream engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. It produces 280Nm when paired with the manual transmission, and 320Nm with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the Smartstream engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions.

Marking the return of Kia's high-performance 'GT' model, the ProCeed ‘GT’ is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, identical to that found in the Ceed ‘GT’. Producing 201bhp and 265Nm, it is the most powerful engine in the line-up. The ProCeed ‘GT’ sees the introduction of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission for the first time, enabling quick-fire gear shifts via the metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The Drive Mode Select system – available with the new seven-speed auto dual-clutch transmission – enables owners to tailor their driving experience. Switching between Normal and Sport mode, Drive Mode Select alters the level of effort required to steer the car, and subtly changes the character of the powertrain. Normal mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs. Sport mode enhances throttle and transmission responses, enables maximum acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to inputs. It also lets owners make the most of the 6,000rpm peak power of the ProCeed ‘GT’ by holding on to gears longer under acceleration.

Engine power, performance and fuel economy figures

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Max speed mph

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‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.8

130

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

134

280

10.0

124

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

134

320

9.8

124

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

201

265

7.2

140

39.3

142


The petrol engines

Both petrol engines are turbocharged direct-injection (T-GDi) units from Kia's Kappa family, including an all-new 1.4-litre version, replacing the 1.6 GDi unit used in the pro_ceed.

An all-new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions – while also reducing emissions. 242Nm torque is available from 1,500 to 3,200rpm, with emissions as low as 130g/km (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0) when fitted with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. Manual models emit 132g/km. Acceleration to 60mph is completed in just 8.8 seconds (9.1 seconds on DCT versions), with a top speed of 130 mph for manual derivatives and 127 mph on DCT versions.

When the first pro_cee'd ‘GT’ was revealed in 2013, it was powered by a newly-developed 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine. Downsized, turbocharged and quick to respond to driver inputs across the rev range, the new engine came to define the car's effortless approach to power delivery in all conditions. The Kia ProCeed ‘GT’ retains this approach, with a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine that has been updated for the new model.

Producing 201bhp at a 6,000rpm peak, the 1.6-litre T-GDi engine continues to provide effortless acceleration and easily-accessible torque. The engine's maximum torque of 265Nm is available across a wide 1,500-to-4,500 rpm rev range. The result is an engine which delivers as much of its performance as possible across all driving conditions. Acceleration to 60 mph is achieved in just 7.2 seconds, with a maximum speed of 140mph. And yet, fuel economy of 39.3mpg (WLTP) is possible on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 142g/km (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0).

In response to customer demand across Europe, Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission is fitted for the first time. Developed in-house, the dual-clutch transmission further broadens the appeal of the ProCeed GT, enabling quick-fire automatic gear shifts, or letting drivers take over with metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

Both 1.4- and 1.6-litre T-GDi engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to further reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the ProCeed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard.

All-new ‘Smartstream’ diesel engines

The ProCeed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine, that wears the ‘Smartstream’ name. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. The 1.6-litre diesel powerplant produces 280Nm, or 320Nm of torque when paired with manual or Dual-Clutch Transmissions respectively. With a six-speed manual transmission, the 134bhp engine emits just 114g/km, or 110g/km with 7-DCT automatic transmission (WLTP, converted back to NEDC 2.0). The manual gearbox car accelerates to 60mph in 10.0 secs, with a maximum speed of 124mph, while the 7-DCT transmission version achieves 9.8 secs and 124mph, respectively

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and better insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

In 2019, the Ceed will be available with Kia’s all-new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, to further reduce CO2 emissions. The ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, while a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator unit extends engine ‘off time’ with a ‘Moving Stop & Start’ function. The technology made its debut on the latest Sportage.

Transmissions

Buyers of the ProCeed have the option of a six-speed manual or Kia’s seven-speed auto dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission on the 1.4 T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi versions, with the ProCeed ‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi versions fitted exclusively with the latter gearbox.

This transmission has been developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes.

The manual gearboxes in the Ceed are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift. 

Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

All versions of the ProCeed are fitted with Kia's Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) stop-start system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in traffic. As the name implies, this switches off the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gear lever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, or brings the car to a stop with automatic transmission. The engine restarts instantly as soon as the clutch pedal is partially engaged again, or the driver releases the brake pedal on automatic versions. This feature means the car is not using fuel and there are no emissions when it is at rest.

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crankshaft angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery during coasting and braking. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up after a cold start or if the air conditioning is working hard. Drivers can also manually turn off ISG through a switch next to the gear stick.

           RIDE, HANDLING AND NVH

       Developed in Europe for maximum driving confidence on all roads

The ProCeed has been engineered and developed exclusively for European roads and European drivers. Europe is characterised more than any other continent by its diversity of driving conditions: high speed motorways, zig-zagging alpine routes, congested city centres and winding country lanes. The ProCeed has been developed to master all these environments, and has been tuned to offer greater dynamism, driver engagement and confidence, and cruising comfort than earlier generations of pro_cee'd.

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's ride height – for both ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models – is 5mm lower than the Ceed and Sportswagon, with spring and damper rates tailored to accommodate its shooting brake dimensions and cab-rearward design.

Kia's development engineers focused on enhancing the agility and responsiveness of the suspension, while retaining the relatively relaxed gait that owners would expect of the 'grand touring' shooting brake body. The suspension has been tuned to accommodate its longer body and cab-rearward dimensions and ensures the ProCeed remains as engaging and confidence-inspiring to drive on a winding country lane as it is on the motorway.

The ProCeed ‘GT’ has been engineered at the direction of Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group. Six months of additional testing has further enhanced its cornering agility and yaw behaviour, and increased traction and steering responsiveness. This has been achieved with the adoption of stiffer front and rear springs to increase body control and improve steering inputs, and softer front and rear anti-roll bars to keep its inside wheels in contact with the road, even under cornering hard. These changes mean ProCeed ‘GT’ drivers can enjoy faster cornering speeds than many more powerful front-wheel drive 'hot hatches', while revelling in the 'gran turismo' spirit of everyday usability that defines all Kia ‘GT’ models.

The car features electric motor-driven power steering, offering incisive responses to steering inputs with a fast 12.7:1 ratio and requiring only 2.44 turns lock-to-lock.

Technology in the Kia ProCeed also plays a role in enhancing both driving enjoyment and safety, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Kia's Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system as standard. This enables the inclusion of Torque Vectoring by Braking technology, an electronic driver support feature which intelligently brakes the inside wheels to reduce understeer around corners. The technology makes the ProCeed more enjoyable and confidence-inspiring to drive on the type of winding lanes and mountain passes upon which it has been developed.

          TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES                                                                             

      Technological innovation to enhance comfort and convenience

Innovation sits at the heart of the all-new Kia ProCeed, which is one of the most high-tech cars in its class.

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.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. 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 responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth® smartphone integration, as well as automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, heated front seats and smart entry system on all versions. In addition, there is a front wiper de-icer, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, reversing camera with rear parking sensors and heated steering wheel. A wireless smartphone charger, electric wide sunroof, heated outer rear seats and a smart power tailgate are featured on the ‘GT-Line S’ model.

On the outside, the ProCeed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. The ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the ProCeed range, with full LED bi-function headlamps standard equipment on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ grades.

Adoption of new driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s six standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. 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 all-new 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. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

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 recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA).

Every all-new 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         RANGE FINDER

     Three-tier range structure

From launch, the ProCeed Shooting Brake will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. ‘GT-Line’ versions come fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, whereas ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ models feature 18-inch alloy wheels, with grey centre caps on the former, and red on the latter.

There are 6 versions of the ProCeed, based on three trim levels – ‘GT-Line’, ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door Shooting Brake estate bodystyle. This car is the third member of the all-new Ceed family, with a fourth model set to arrive during 2019.

The ‘GT-Line’ grade gives buyers the option of the 139bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine or the uprated 134bhp 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine, with both engines offered with a choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. The ‘GT-Line S’ edition is sold exclusively with the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi engine, paired to a 7-DCT automatic transmission. The flagship of the ProCeed line-up, and boasting a power output of 201bhp, is the ‘GT’ with 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine and 7-DCT automatic gearbox. All engines are fitted with Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG).

Highlights of the range model by model

All versions of the ProCeed have a sporty appearance, are well equipped and feature an extensive package of convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more comprehensive with every step up the range.

‘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, exterior front door handle illumination and LED rear lights with a full-width LED brake light. The ‘tiger nose’ front grille is finished in high gloss black with satin chrome, with matching high gloss black door mirrors and side sill mouldings. The air intake has a lower lip with black accent, and the rear spoiler is body coloured with high gloss black trim.

Inside the sporty appearance is defined by black cloth and light grey faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-trimmed D-cut steering wheel with grey stitching, an electronic parking brake (EPB), dual automatic air conditioning, all-round electric windows with front auto up and down functionality, cruise control with speed limiter, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and engine start/stop button with smart entry system. Both the driver and front passenger have a seat height adjuster, together with power lumbar support. The steering wheel features both tilt and telescopic adjustment, the headlining is in black and the front console garnish and door trim are finished in black high gloss trim. Both the fascia trim and interior door handles are satin chrome, and the pedals stand out thanks to the sporty stainless-steel appearance. Paddle Shifters are fitted to DCT versions, as is a Drive Mode Select system, offering the choice of Normal and Sport driving characteristics.

The rear seats fold down in a 60:40 fashion, there’s a dual height luggage area floor with parcel shelf to hide luggage and valuables, and all ‘GT-Line’ models come fitted with a temporary space saver spare wheel as standard. A pair of 12-volt power sockets and a USB fast charger are provided on the front centre console and are illuminated to make it easier to use at night. Cupholders are additionally provided in the rear armrest for added convenience for rear seat occupants, as well as at the front, in the premium centre console with sliding cupholder cover.

As standard, the all-new ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ comes with a six-speaker audio system, with DAB radio and MP3 compatibility and USB and AUX ports for connection of a media device. Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming is provided, too, along with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM for easy smartphone connection. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel (TMC), as well as Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live is included and is combined with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and trip computer. A reversing camera with dynamic guidelines is integrated into the centre fascia screen, as well the fitment of rear parking sensors.

The ProCeed is comprehensively kitted out with both active and passive safety devices, including Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High-Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (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’. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are included on all versions, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). All versions come with six airbags, with the ability to switch the front passenger airbag off when carrying a baby in a car seat. ISOFIX child seat top tethers and anchor fixings are provided for the rear outer chairs.

Move up to ‘GT-Line S’ specification and the alloy wheels are enlarged to 18-inches with grey centre cap and the headlights are upgraded to LED with bi-functionality. A wide sunroof with tilt/slide functions and an automatic electric sunblind is included, the driver’s seat features 10-way power adjustment with memory functionality, and the upholstery is upgraded to black leather and faux suede with grey stitching. Heated outer rear seats, smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a smart power tailgate are all included in ‘GT-Line S’ trim, and there’s 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with remote folding and a luggage rail system.

Particularly handy in an urban environment, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ features a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS), that allows the car to park automatically in a parallel, perpendicular or reverse scenario, and also includes the fitment of front and rear parking sensors. Upgrades to the audio setup include a JBL® premium sound system with a pair of additional speakers, as well as wireless mobile phone charging.

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 recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA).

The all-new ProCeed ‘GT’ features all of the equipment that you’ll find with the ‘GT-Line’ versions, with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, a high gloss black and chrome ‘tiger nose’ grille with red insert, an air intake with a red accent on the lower lip, high gloss red side sill mouldings, red brake calipers and an uprated rear bumper with diffuser and dual exhausts. The sporty exterior look is completed by the fitment of LED bi-function headlights.

The cabin is uprated with black leather and faux suede upholstery and faux leather door centre trim. The seats, door cards and steering wheel all feature red contrasting stitching to deliver a sporting ambience, while a GT Performance mode has been added to the 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display. Completing the list of additional equipment is a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with front and rear parking sensors.

Range

'GT-Line'

'GT-Line S'

'GT'

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

 

 

 

17" Alloy Wheels GT-Line (225/45R17)

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18'' Alloy Wheels with Grey Centre Cap (225/40R18)

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Red Brake Calipers

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Rear Bumper with Diffuser Trim & Dual Exhaust

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Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

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Wide Sunroof with Tilting / Sliding Function & Automatic Electric Roll Blind

-

l

-

Projection Headlights

l

-

-

LED Bi-Function Headlights

-

l

l

LED Daytime Running Lights (Front & Rear)

l

l

l

Automatic Headlight Control

l

l

l

Front Fog Lights

l

l

-

Rear LED Fog Lights

l

l

l

LED Rear Lights

l

l

l

LED Full-Width Brake Light

l

l

l

Rain Sensing Front Wipers

l

l

l

Front Wiper De-icer

l

l

l

Wide-view Driver's Door Mirror

l

l

l

Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators

l

l

l

Exterior Front Door Handle Illumination

l

l

l

Rear Wiper/Washer

l

l

l

Heated Rear Window with Timer

l

l

l

Standard Paint

l

l

l

Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

Black Cloth and Light Grey Faux Leather Seats

l

-

-

Black Leather and Faux Suede Seats with Grey Stitching*

-

l

-

Black Leather and Faux Suede Seats with Red Stitching*

-

-

l

Faux Leather Door Centre Trim with Red Stitching

-

-

l

Driver & Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster

l

l

l

Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger)

l

-

l

10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Memory Seat (Tilting, Sliding, Reclining, Lumbar, Height Adjustment) with Power Lumbar Support on Front Passenger's Side

-

l

-

Heated Front Seats

l

l

l

Heated Outer Rear Seats

-

l

-

Heated Steering Wheel

l

l

l

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

l

l

l

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

l

l

l

Leather D-Cut Steering Wheel with Grey Stitching

l

l

-

Leather D-Cut Steering Wheel with Red Stitching

-

-

l

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

l

l

l

Black High Gloss Front Console Garnish & Door Trim

l

l

l

Black Headlining

l

l

l

Satin Chrome Finish Interior Door Handles

l

l

l

Satin Chrome Fascia Trim

l

l

l

Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest

l

l

l

Rear Centre Armrest

l

l

l

Stainless Steel Pedals

l

l

l

Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

l

l

l

Automatic Defog System

l

l

l

Rear Air Ventilation

l

l

l

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

l

l

l

All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function

l

-

l

All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function

-

l

-

Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

l

-

l

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Functionality

OPT ∆ (DCT Only)

l

OPT

Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

l

l

l

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder (Driver & Front Passenger)

l

l

l

Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

l

l

l

Smart Power Tailgate

-

l

-

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

l

-

l

40:20:40 Split Folding Rear Seats with Remote Folding

-

l

-

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

l

l

l

2 x 12V Power Sockets (Front Centre Console)

l

l

l

USB Fast Charger (Front Centre Console)

l

l

l

Rear Coat Hooks

l

l

l

Premium Centre Console with Sliding Cupholder Cover

l

l

l

Rear Cupholders in Rear Armrest

l

l

l

Front Seatback Pockets

l

l

l

Front & Rear Door Storage

l

l

l

Centre Console Storage Box

l

l

l

Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch

l

l

l

USB & AUX Ports Illumination

l

l

l

Ignition Keyhole Illumination

l

l

l

Front Cabin Map Light with Sunglasses Case

l

-

l

Front Cabin LED Map Light with Sunglasses Case

-

l

-

Temporary Spare Wheel (Space Saver)

l

l

-

Tyre Mobility Kit

-

-

l

Dual Height Luggage Area Floor

l

l

l

Luggage Area Light

l

l

l

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

l

l

l

Luggage Hooks

l

l

l

Luggage Rail System

-

l

-

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

6-speaker Audio System

l

-

l

8-Speaker JBL® Premium Sound System

-

l

-

DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility

l

l

l

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

l

l

l

Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming**

l

l

l

Android Auto™ with Voice Control**

l

l

l

Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control**

l

l

l

Wireless Mobile Phone Charger**

-

l

-

8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping  & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

l

l

l

Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® Live**

l

l

l

Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines (Integrated into Centre Fascia Screen)

l

l

l

Rear Parking Sensors***

l

l

l

Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) Parallel/Perpendicular/reverse with Front & Rear Parking Sensors***

-

l

l

4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display

l

l

l

4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display with GT Perfomance Mode

-

-

l

Trip Computer

l

l

l

Windscreen Washer Level Warning

l

l

l

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

-

l

-

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

l

l

l

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

-

l

-

High-Beam Assist (HBA)

l

l

l

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

l

l

l

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City

l

l

l

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian

Std (MT only)
OPT ∆ (DCT only)

l


OPT

Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)

-

l

-

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)  

l

l

l

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

l

l

l

Emergency Stop Signalling

l

l

l

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

l

l

l

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

l

l

l

Gear Shift Indicator

l

l

l

Motor Driven Power Steering

l

l

l

Dual Horn

l

l

l

Drive Mode Select (Normal & Sport)

DCT only

l

l

Paddle Shifter

DCT only

l

l

Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

l

l

l

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

l

l

l

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

l

l

l

Twin Side Airbags (Front)

l

l

l

Twin Curtain Airbags

l

l

l

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

l

l

l

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

l

l

l

All-round 3-point Seatbelts

l

l

l

Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

l

l

l

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

l

l

l

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

l

l

l

SECURITY

 

 

 

Alarm System

l

l

l

Locking Wheel Nuts

l

l

l

Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks

l

l

l

Child Safety Rear Door Locks

l

l

l

Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function

l

l

l

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Driver-activated feature)

l

l

l


         DYNAMISM WITH AN ECO-CONSCIENCE

 CO2 emissions from 110g/km

Kia's ultimate goal is to decarbonise road transport completely, and the company is actively working on all forms of alternative powertrain, including a hydrogen fuel-cell car, and already has electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the line-up. But Kia is also realistic enough to know that combustion engines will be the mainstay of personal transport for many years to come and is putting huge efforts into reducing the environmental impact of petrol and diesel power units. Kia is investing more than £6 billion and recruiting some 7,300 research and development engineers with this in mind.

The ProCeed has been engineered to exceed the Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations and the new 1.6-litre CRDi ‘U3’ diesel engine manages to achieve 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 106g/km. This makes it highly attractive for private buyers and business users alike with a low company car Benefit-in-kind taxation rate of 26 per cent.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model

Low mpg
(WLTP)

Medium mpg
(WLTP)

High mpg
(WLTP)

Extra High mpg
(WLTP)

Combined mpg
(WLTP)

CO2
(NEDC 2.0)

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

34.4

45.6

53.3

45.6

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

34.4

45.6

50.4

44.1

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

47.0

56.5

65.7

53.3

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

44.8

55.4

62.8

51.4

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

33.6

42.8

51.4

41.5

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

28.2

39.8

45.6

40.4

39.3

142

 
Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED bands (2018-19)

Model

Combined mpg

CO2

Vehicle Excise Duty year 1/year 2

BIK rate

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

45.6

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

44.8

130

£165 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

56.5

114

£205 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

54.3

110

£165 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

42.8

133

£165 / £140

29%

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

39.3

142

£205 / £140

27%

 
Insurance

Model

Group

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

14

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

14

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

12

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

12

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

16

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

21


Servicing

Servicing is required every 20,000 miles (10,000 miles for the T-GDi engines) or once a year, whichever comes soonest. 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.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first, third and fifth services and those in between, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

The magnificent seven-year warranty

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge, as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

         MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                          

European-made in Slovakia

Kia’s European factory at Žilina in Slovakia is the exclusive manufacturing base for the ProCeed. ProCeed is built alongside its Ceed stablemates, the stylish Sportage and the practical and spacious Venga. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d, and to date, more than 1.3 million units have been built.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant mid-sized three- and five-door hatchbacks and an estate to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. But it also opened up the possibility for Kia’s compact crossover, the Sportage, to be made much closer to its European customer base, which was increasingly important with the growth in sales for cars of this type.     

Žilina was chosen because Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such areas as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule, and the quality of the pilot production cars towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the consistent quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Kia Motors Slovakia began production of the first-generation cee’d in 2007, building 640,000 units in total. In 2012, the second-generation cee’d was launched, with over 660,000 units produced during its life cycle, making a total of 1.3 million units in its 11-year history. Production of the cee’d represented a 29 per cent share of the total production, with 98,533 cee’d models made at the Žilina plant during 2017. The factory now has a total capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually, and Žilina-built models are exported to more than 80 markets around the world.

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.    

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and became a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported. 73 per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, worth €3.8 billion, according to a 2017 London Economics report, ‘The economic and societal benefits deriving from the presence of Kia in Europe.’ This helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in winter temperatures dip to minus -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed.

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate, in less than one millisecond, defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere.

All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure Žilina-built cars are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cars made at Žilina come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      We've anticipated what you're likely to ask us

Q. Which engines are you expecting to be the best sellers in the ProCeed line-up?

The ProCeed’s 1.4-litre T-GDi engine meets the needs of the majority of buyers, and we expect the T-GDi petrol engines to account for the highest proportion of sales. Our new 1.6-litre ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine will also account for a significant proportion of sales, particularly for fleet customers looking to reduce total running costs.

 

Q. Are you looking to replace the three-door pro_cee’d?

Demand for traditional three-door hatchbacks is decreasing – there are no plans to introduce a three-door Ceed to the range at this time. The three-door pro_cee’d made up only a very small proportion of total Ceed sales – buyers favoured the five-door hatchback and Sportswagon. With the new ProCeed Shooting Brake, we believe we have a truly unique and compelling proposition for buyers.

 

Q.Crossover vehicles are becoming increasing popular. Are there any plans for a crossover edition of the Ceed?

It is too early to say exactly which additional bodystyles will be added to the Ceed range. We will announce details of a future version of the Ceed family later in 2019.

 

Q. Will Kia consider launching a four-door saloon version of the Ceed?

            There are no plans at this time to offer a Ceed saloon in Europe.

 

Q. Are there any plans for mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric versions of the all-new Ceed and Proceed?

We have the technology for a range of electrified powertrains and can confirm that the Ceed family will get our 48V mild-hybrid technology later in 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are being considered for later in the Ceed range’s life. We are evaluating electric powertrains for all of our future products, but we have no immediate plans for a pure electric Ceed or Proceed at this time

 

Q . Why isn’t the ProCeed ‘GT’ model offered with a manual transmission?

The original pro_cee’d ‘GT’ was offered exclusively with a manual gearbox, but trends in the segment have been shifting, and considerable demand in Europe has been identified for a dual-clutch automatic transmission version. Our seven-speed DCT transmission is well matched to the dynamic nature of the ‘GT’ model.

 

Q.  Which C-segment cars has Kia identified as the ProCeed development benchmarks?

The segment has a number of very strong contenders, with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus the key benchmark models for the Ceed family, particularly in terms of packaging and driving performance.

 

Q. Has Albert Biermann played a role in the development of the new ProCeed?

The dynamic development programme for the new ProCeed, in particular the ‘GT’ model has been overseen by Albert Biermann, with intensive development over the past six months. The development of the car has taken place in Europe, with significant input from engineers both here in Europe and at Kia’s Namyang research and development centre in Korea. The ProCeed ‘GT’ was developed in parallel with the Ceed ‘GT’.

 

 

Q. Will the ProCeed’s new diesel engine be introduced to other Kia models?

Yes. The new engine is designed to replace our existing 1.6 and 1.7-litre ‘U2’ diesel engines. The new powerplant has already been introduced into the recently upgraded Optima, Stonic and Sportage.

 

Q.  Under the new WLTP emissions test, how will official CO2 emissions from the new ProCeed compare to its predecessor?

As with the majority of other manufacturers, we expect official WLTP CO2 (converted back to NEDC 2.0) ratings to come in slightly higher than earlier models tested under NEDC conditions. However, we have introduced two new engines (1.4-litre T-GDi petrol and 1.6-litre CRDi ‘Smartstream’ diesel) and made modifications to the 1.6-litre T-GDi engine.

 

Q. Does the new diesel engine require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to meet emissions regulations? How often will buyers have to refill the Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank?

Like many of its rivals, the ProCeed’s new diesel engine requires urea for its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions control system. The SCR system enables the Ceed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations – it is fully compliant with the 6d TEMP regulations. Depending on use, buyers will need to top-up the 12-litre tank after around 5,000 miles, though that varies from model to model. The car alerts the driver when the tank gets low and, if ignored, will eventually prevent the car from starting.

 

        FIVE MINUTES WITH PAUL PHILPOTT

 Burning questions that you would love to ask our President and CEO

Q. How important is the ProCeed in the UK?

Hisotrically, pro_cee’d accounted for around 10 per cent of total cee’d sales in the UK, but we have greater ambitions for the new model. The Shooting Brake design is expected to have a wider appeal amongst buyers that want to be seen driving something that has a more sporting and unique design but also retains a practical usability.

 

Q. What sales targets have you set for the all-new ProCeed for the UK market?

We never release sales or production targets for individual models; however, we expect the new Proceed to outsell its predecessor.

 

Q. And what sales targets have you set for the Kia brand as a whole in the UK?

Next year is likely to be another challenging year, until we get some certainty around Brexit, but we fully expect to reach another new sales record in 2019, of in excess of 96,000 units. During 2018, we achieved sales growth of 2.73 per cent to 95,764 sales, in a market that was down by 7 per cent. And this was achieved in a year when the cee’d was on runout, the Sportage was transitioning through its mid-life facelift and of course the industry faced challenges with the transition from NEDC to WLTP.

           

Q. What elements of the ProCeed make you proud to be leading Kia Motors UK?

The Ceed family continues the remarkable trend established by our first European designed, engineered and built version launched in 2007. It has played a significant role in the growth of the Kia brand both in the UK and across Europe and I believe that the new family of Ceed models will continue that momentum. This latest ProCeed reinvents what is the sportiest model in the Ceed line-up. Vehicle dynamics have been transformed compared to its predecessor and refinement reaches a new level, while safety and driver assistance technology sets new standards in the class. Most importantly, the stunning design and versatility of the ProCeed are unique in the segment, in an area of the market where many contenders play it safe and are forgettable as a result.

 

Q. Are you worried about the downturn in diesel sales?

Yes of course we are concerned, but we think the launch of our new 1.6-litre ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine is quite timely, as it’s very clean and efficient. It exceeds the requirements of the latest, most demanding emissions regulations, including Euro 6d TEMP, and it is one of the most efficient diesel engines in the C-segment. Diesel power has traditionally been very popular in the Ceed family, however if buyers want to opt for petrol, we have a range of highly efficient, cutting-edge turbocharged petrol engines that will exceed their expectations.

 

Q. What message would you like to send to potential diesel customers?

With the introduction of the latest emissions regulations, specifically the upcoming Euro 6d TEMP standards, Kia diesel engines have never been cleaner. They are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. For higher mileage users, diesel cars make total sense, delivering low running costs and exceptional fuel economy.

  

Q.How important are fleet sales for the all-new ProCeed?

A wide range of different models has always been an essential element in our plan for sustainable fleet and business growth and the new ProCeed gives us an eye-catching new entrant in a segment that is traditionally quite staid. The ProCeed delivers a sportier and more alluring appearance, but shares the low running costs of other Kia products. Kia’s strategy in the business market in the UK has been to deliver compelling choices for business users where residual values contribute to excellent operating costs. ProCeed delivers the technology, safety, reliability, practicality and appeal that the fleet market demands in a beautifully stylish, highly satisfying and sporting package.

The All-New Kia ProCeed

        TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.4 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,353

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71.6 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 138 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 242 @ 1,500-3,200

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed auto DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.962

 1.257

 0.951

 0.778

 0.633

 -

 3.583

 4.188

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.070

 0.822

 0.884

 0.721

 5.304

 FGR 1: 4.294

 FGR 2: 3.174

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch or 18-inch

 Tyres

 225/45/R17 or 225/40/R18

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/1,545

 594/1,545

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,378

 1,405

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,000/450

 1,000/450

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50

 50

 

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 8.8

 9.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

 130

 127

 Fuel consumption – combined    (WLTP)

 mpg

 45.6

 44.8 (‘GT-Line’)

 42.8 (‘GT-Line S’)

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 132

 130 (‘GT-Line’)

 133 (‘GT-Line S’)

 

1.6 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 201 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 265 @ 1,500-4,500

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 7-speed auto DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.643

 2.174

 1.826

 1.024

 0.809

 0.854

 0.717

 4.696

 FGR 1 : 4.643 

 FGR 2: 3.611

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 18-inch

 Tyres

 225/40R18

 Spare wheel

 Tyre Repair Kit

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 7-speed auto DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/1465

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,438

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,410/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50


Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 7.2

 Maximum speed

 mph

 140

 Fuel consumption – combined
 (WLTP)

 mpg

 39.3

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 142

 

1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 134 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-3,000 (6-speed Manual)

 320 @ 2,000-2,250 (7-speed auto DCT)

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.636

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 -

 3.583

 3.706

 3.786

 2.261

 1.957

 1.023

 0.778

 0.837

 0.681

 5.074

 FGR 1: 4.176

 FGR 2: 3.087

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary Spare Wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/ 1,545

 594/ 1,545

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,438

 1,465

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50

 50

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12

 12

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.0

 9.8

 Maximum speed

 mph

 124

 124

 Fuel consumption – combined

 (WLTP)

 mpg

 56.5

 54.3

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 114

 110

GENERAL

The All-New Kia ProCeed

THE ALL-NEW KIA PROCEED

            Short story

  • Space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake bodystyle
  • Name updated: pro_cee’d becomes ProCeed
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Shares only the bonnet and front wings with Ceed five-door hatchback
  • 594-litre (VDA) luggage capacity
  • All engines meet the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions regulations
  • New safety and advanced driver assistance systems
  • Six variants based on three engines, two transmissions and three trim lines

The All-new Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body. 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. A product of Kia's European design, product development and R&D teams in Frankfurt, Germany, the ProCeed will be manufactured at the brand's Žilina production facility in Slovakia. It will be built alongside the Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon, introduced last year.

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.

As part of an expanded Ceed model family, the ProCeed will play a significant role in Kia's ongoing European growth. More than 1.3 million examples of the Ceed family have been sold in Europe since 2006, making it one of the best-selling models alongside the Sportage. The ProCeed widens the appeal of the Ceed range even further.

A unique shooting brake silhouette

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 takes the Ceed model family in a bold new direction. Where the Ceed Sportswagon majors on practicality, 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.

The Kia ProCeed has been designed at Kia's European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group.

Gregory Guillaume comments: "Europe's shrinking market for three-door hatchbacks brought the future of the pro_cee'd in question. But it was equally inconceivable that we would simply kill off the pro_cee'd. It was not just the name we gave to our three-door cee'd – it meant so much more than that. It embodies all Kia's values of youthful dynamism, of emotional engagement, and of design-led desirability.

Guillaume adds: "We needed to reinvent the pro_cee'd to ensure that all that vitality and vibrancy wasn't simply lost. It had to be a model that not only sat at the top of the current Ceed family, but one that was also immediately identifiable as the most emotionally engaging car in the range. The result is the striking All-new ProCeed."

The ProCeed will be available as a 'GT-Line', ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model, a brief which enabled Kia's European design teams to create a confident and sporty design for the halo model of the Ceed family. Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different, sharing only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door. With its own individual style and character, every other panel is new. Yet the ProCeed features many of Kia's now familiar design motifs, and its 'family face' is instantly recognisable. With the iconic 'tiger nose' grille and wide lower air intake, the castellated windscreen, and the brand's inimitable mix of taut creases and curvaceous sheet metal, it is every bit the contemporary Kia.

Like the Ceed, the front of the ProCeed is built around precise, linear shapes, with 'ice cube' LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier Kia 'GT-Line' and ‘GT’ models.

In profile, the ProCeed is influenced by the design of the 2017 Kia Proceed Concept, mirroring its silhouette with a raked roofline that flows elegantly downwards into the rear shoulders. Taut creases run the length of the car, trailing from the headlamps to the tailgate to extend its visual length. It carries over the window line from the 2017 concept car, including the acutely angled chrome 'Sharkblade', emphasising the dramatic roofline. Its steeply raked rear window separates it from its siblings in the Ceed model family, as well as other cars in its class. The rear windscreen of the Ceed Sportswagon is angled at 50.9° off-vertical, while the five-door hatch windscreen sits at 52.4°. A defining element of its coupé-like shape, the rear window on the ProCeed is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical.

At 4,605mm long, the Kia ProCeed is 5mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a longer 885mm front overhang. At 1,422mm in height, its roofline sits 43mm lower than that of the Sportswagon, while ground clearance is reduced by 5mm, to 135mm. Constructed on the same 'K2' platform as other Ceed models, the 2,650mm wheelbase and, 1,800mm width remain unchanged.

The rear of the car is what differentiates it fully from other models in the Ceed range, inspired by the layout of the 2017 Proceed Concept. Combined with its lower overall height, the new wide rear bumper gives the car an assertive, sporty stance, with dual-tip exhausts (dependent on grade) enhancing its sense of dynamism and sportiness. The ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate, beneath LED tail-lights which span the width of the tailgate, giving the car a unique light signature.

From launch, the ProCeed will be available in a choice of seven paint finishes. The Kia ProCeed 'GT-Line' will have 17-inch alloy wheels, while ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ model feature 18-inch wheels as standard.

Tourer space and versatility from ProCeed's compact shooting brake body

Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by high-quality soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim, and a horizontal dashboard layout.

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 Kia ProCeed diverges from other models in the Ceed family line-up with a series of changes designed to introduce a sportier ambience to the cabin. The grey roof lining of the Ceed and Sportswagon is replaced with black cloth to envelop and cocoon occupants, and the door sills feature metallic scuff plates. It is fitted with a D-shaped leather-trimmed steering wheel as standard, and – for models equipped with Kia's dual-clutch auto transmission – drivers can change gear with new metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The ProCeed has different front seats, depending on specification. 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. The seats in the ‘GT’ model have the same side supports as the ‘GT-Line S’ and are finished in black leather and faux suede with red stitching and a ‘GT’ logo.

The Kia ProCeed's platform supports the car's efficient packaging, creating ample space for occupants in the front and rear. For rear passengers, the lower hip-point (compared to Ceed and Sportswagon models) offsets the effects of the ProCeed's lower roofline, creating head and leg room aplenty.

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. With no boot lip and a lower ride height than the Sportswagon, the low lift-over height of the Shooting Brake tailgate also makes it remarkably easy to load and unload.

While the Ceed Sportswagon's boot is marginally larger, at 625 litres, the Kia ProCeed offers identical versatility features, making it one of the most usable cars in its class. On ‘GT-Line S’ grades this includes 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, folded with a single touch from a lever just inside the tailgate. On ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT’ versions, 60:40 split-fold rear seats feature. An underfloor storage area can stow smaller items and the boot features a bag hook to prevent groceries and other items rolling around the load bay. The Smart Power Tailgate on the ‘GT-Line S’ model opens automatically when it detects the ProCeed's smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo. The load bay features a net to secure small items, while the ‘GT-Line S’ grade has a luggage floor rail system as well.

Developed in Europe for maximum driving confidence on all roads

The ProCeed has been engineered and developed exclusively for European roads and European drivers. Europe is characterised more than any other continent by its diversity of driving conditions: high speed motorways, zig-zagging alpine routes, congested city centres and winding country lanes. The ProCeed has been developed to master all these environments, and has been tuned to offer greater dynamism, driver engagement and confidence, and cruising comfort than earlier generations of pro_cee'd.

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's ride height – for both ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models – is 5mm lower than the Ceed and Sportswagon, with spring and damper rates tailored to accommodate its shooting brake dimensions and cab-rearward design.

Kia's development engineers focused on enhancing the agility and responsiveness of the suspension, while retaining the relatively relaxed gait that owners would expect of the 'grand touring' shooting brake body. The suspension has been tuned to accommodate its longer body and cab-rearward dimensions and ensures the ProCeed remains as engaging and confidence-inspiring to drive on a winding country lane as it is on the motorway.

The ProCeed ‘GT’ has been engineered at the direction of Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group. Six months of additional testing has further enhanced its cornering agility and yaw behaviour, and increased traction and steering responsiveness. This has been achieved with the adoption of stiffer front and rear springs to increase body control and improve steering inputs, and softer front and rear anti-roll bars to keep its inside wheels in contact with the road, even under hard cornering. These changes mean ProCeed ‘GT’ drivers can enjoy faster cornering speeds than many more powerful front-wheel drive 'hot hatches', while revelling in the 'gran turismo' spirit of everyday usability that defines all Kia ‘GT’ models.

Turbocharged engines for Kia's all-new shooting brake

The ProCeed line-up features three engines, to meet the powertrain expectations of European buyers who are increasingly familiar with fast-revving, highly efficient turbocharged engines that offer immediate acceleration and a broad spread of torque.

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. Offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, there is the option of Kia's 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).

Buyers can specify an efficient all-new 'Smartstream' 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) 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.

With a power output of 134bhp, the 1.6-litre Smartstream engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). It produces 280Nm when paired with the manual transmission, and 320Nm with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the Smartstream engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions.

Marking the return of Kia's high-performance 'GT' model, the ProCeed ‘GT’ is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, identical to that found in the Ceed ‘GT’. Producing 201bhp and 265Nm, it is the most powerful engine in the line-up. The ProCeed ‘GT’ sees the introduction of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) for the first time, enabling quick-fire gear shifts via the metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

Innovations to make life easier, more comfortable and safer

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.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. 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 responses, enabling faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth® smartphone integration, as well as automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, heated front seats and smart entry system on all versions. In addition, there is a front wiper de-icer, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, reversing camera with rear parking sensors and heated steering wheel. A wireless smartphone charger, electric wide sunroof, heated outer rear seats and a smart power tailgate are featured on the ‘GT-Line S’ model.

On the outside, the ProCeed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. The ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the ProCeed range, with full LED bi-function headlamps standard equipment on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ grades.

In addition to the car’s six standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. 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. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

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).

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.

Specification highlights

All versions of the ProCeed have a sporty appearance, are well equipped and feature an extensive package of convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more comprehensive with every step up the range.

‘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, exterior front door handle illumination and LED rear lights with a full-width LED brake light. The ‘tiger nose’ front grille is finished in high gloss black with satin chrome, with matching high gloss black door mirrors and side sill mouldings. The air intake has a lower lip with black accent, and the rear spoiler is body coloured with high gloss black trim.

Inside the sporty appearance is defined by black cloth and light grey faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-trimmed D-cut steering wheel with grey stitching, an electronic parking brake (EPB), dual automatic air conditioning, all-round electric windows with front auto up and down functionality, cruise control with speed limiter, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and engine start/stop button with smart entry system. Both the driver and front passenger have a seat height adjuster, together with power lumbar support. The steering wheel features both tilt and telescopic adjustment, the headlining is in black and the front console garnish and door trim are finished in black high gloss trim. Both the fascia trim and interior door handles are satin chrome, and the pedals stand out thanks to the sporty stainless-steel appearance. Paddle Shifters are fitted to DCT versions, as is a Drive Mode Select system, offering the choice of Normal and Sport driving characteristics.

The rear seats fold down in a 60:40 fashion, there’s a dual height luggage area floor with parcel shelf to hide luggage and valuables, and all ‘GT-Line’ models come fitted with a temporary space saver spare wheel as standard. A pair of 12-volt power sockets and a USB fast charger are provided on the front centre console and are illuminated to make it easier to use at night. Cupholders are additionally provided in the rear armrest for added convenience for rear seat occupants, as well as at the front, in the premium centre console with sliding cupholder cover.

As standard, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ comes with a six-speaker audio system, with DAB radio and MP3 compatibility and USB and AUX ports for connection of a media device. Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming is provided, too, along with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM for easy smartphone connection. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel (TMC), as well as Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live is included and is combined with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and trip computer. A reversing camera with dynamic guidelines is integrated into the centre fascia screen, as well as the fitment of rear parking sensors.

The ProCeed is comprehensively kitted out with both active and passive safety devices, including Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High-Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist - City (FCA), with Pedestrian detection available as standard on manual versions or optional as part of the Advanced Driving Assistance Pack on DCT versions. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are included on all versions, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). All versions come with six airbags, with the ability to switch the front passenger airbag off when carrying a baby in a car seat. ISOFIX child seat top tethers and anchor fixings are provided for the rear outer chairs.

Move up to ‘GT-Line S’ specification and the alloy wheels are enlarged to 18-inches with grey centre caps and the headlights are upgraded to LED with bi-functionality. A wide sunroof with tilt/slide functions and an automatic electric sunblind is included, the driver’s seat features 10-way power adjustment with memory functionality, and the upholstery is upgraded to black leather and faux suede with grey stitching. Heated outer rear seats, smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a smart power tailgate are all included in ‘GT-Line S’ trim, and there’s 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with remote folding and a luggage rail system.

Particularly handy in an urban environment, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ features a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS), that allows the car to park automatically in parallel, perpendicular or reverse scenarios, and also includes the fitment of front and rear parking sensors. Upgrades to the audio setup include a JBL® premium sound system with a pair of additional speakers, as well as wireless mobile phone charging.

Additional active safety features include Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with both city and pedestrian detection and Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF).

The ProCeed ‘GT’ features all of the equipment that you’ll find with the ‘GT-Line’ versions, with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, a high gloss black and chrome ‘tiger nose’ grille with red insert, an air intake with a red accent on the lower lip, high gloss red side sill mouldings, red brake calipers and an uprated rear bumper with diffuser and dual exhausts. The sporty exterior look is completed by the fitment of LED bi-function headlights.

The cabin is uprated with black leather and faux suede upholstery and faux leather door centre trim. The seats, door cards and steering wheel all feature red contrasting stitching to deliver a sporting ambience, while a GT Performance mode has been added to the 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display. Completing the list of additional equipment is a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty and after-care

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.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first, third and fifth services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK all-new ProCeed line-up

Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

0–60 sec

Max speed mph

Combined

Mpg

(WLTP)

CO2 g/km
(NEDC 2.0)

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.8

130

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

134

280

10.0

124

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

134

320

9.8

124

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

201

265

7.2

140

39.3

142


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      THE ALL-NEW PROCEED ON (JUST OVER) A PAGE                                                 

A quick resume of the ProCeed for those with an urgent deadline

General

  • ProCeed is the third model in a family of all-new Ceed models
  • Name updated: pro_cee’d becomes ProCeed
  • Third-generation car, built in Žilina, Slovakia
  • More than 1.3 million first- and second-generation cee’d family models have been built
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Extensive testing completed on European roads
  • 6-model range based on three engines, two transmissions and three trim grades

Body

  • Influenced by the 2017 Frankfurt motor show ProCeed concept car
  • Designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group
  • Built on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform
  • Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different to other Ceed family models
  • Defining element of its coupé-like shape is that the rear window is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical
  • Longer and lower than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a dynamic and sporty appearance
  • Shares only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door and Sportswagon, and features a longer front overhang
  • Unique front bumper design
  • ‘Ice cube’ LED front daytime running lights integrated into the headlights as standard
  • ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate

Interior

  • Horizontal dashboard layout for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. The design creates greater space and a sense of openness for front seat passengers, with generous footwell space and a clearer view ahead
  • High-quality materials used throughout the cabin, with a higher proportion of soft-touch materials intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin
  • 8-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system
  • Boot space of 594 litres is only marginally down on the Ceed Sportswagon’s 625 litres
  • 50 per cent more capacious than the Ceed five-door hatchback’s loadbay
  • Smart Power Tailgate on ‘GT-Line S’ opens automatically when it detects the smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo
  • No boot lip and a lower ride height than the Ceed Sportswagon, means a lower lift-over height, making it remarkably easy to load and unload

Powertrains and running gear

  • ProCeed ‘GT’ ride and handling development overseen by Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group
  • All engines are turbocharged and meet the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations
  • Revised 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 265Nm of torque
  • All-new 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 242Nm of torque
  • All-new ‘Smartstream’ 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine featuring Selective Catalyst Reduction emissions control technology to regulate emissions
  • 7DCT auto transmission optional on ‘GT-Line’ and standard on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ versions
  • Elevated dynamism and driver engagement
  • Fully independent suspension delivers greater agility and quicker handling responses

Technology and safety

  • Standard safety technologies on all grades include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) standard on ‘GT-Line S’
  • Drive Mode Select system with ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes fitted to DCT versions
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping standard on all models
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility as standard
  • Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live standard on all grades
  • Eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration fitted to ‘GT-Line S’
  • Wireless phone charger on ‘GT-Line S’ grade
  • Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines standard on all grades
  • Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with parallel, perpendicular and reverse parking capabilities on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’, as well as front and rear parking sensors

          THE DESIGN STORY                                                                                                  

A unique shooting brake silhouette

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 hatch 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 has been designed at Kia's European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, VP Design, Kia Motors Europe and Peter Schreyer, President  & Head of Design Management, Hyundai Motor Group.

Gregory Guillaume comments: "Europe's shrinking market for three-door hatchbacks brought the future of the pro_cee'd in to question. But it was equally inconceivable that we would simply kill off the pro_cee'd. It was not just the name we gave to our three-door cee'd – it meant so much more than that. It embodies all Kia's values of youthful dynamism, of emotional engagement, and of design-led desirability.”

Guillaume adds: "We needed to reinvent the pro_cee'd to ensure that all that vitality and vibrancy wasn't simply lost. It had to be a model that not only sat at the top of the current Ceed family, but one that was also immediately identifiable as the most emotionally engaging car in the range. The result is the striking all-new ProCeed."

The ProCeed is available as a 'GT-Line', ‘GT-Line S’ or high-performance ‘GT’ model, a brief which enabled Kia's European design teams to create a confident and sporty design for the halo model of the Ceed family. Low, lean and lithe, its stance and proportions are different, sharing only its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door hatchback. With its own individual style and character, every other panel is new. Yet the ProCeed features many of Kia's now familiar design motifs, and its 'family face' is instantly recognisable. With the iconic 'tiger nose' grille and wide lower air intake, the castellated windscreen, and the brand's inimitable mix of taut creases and curvaceous sheet metal, it is every bit the contemporary Kia.

Like the Ceed, the front of the Kia ProCeed is built around precise, linear shapes, with 'ice cube' LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier Kia ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models. The new model retains the same 1,800mm width as the Ceed five-door hatchback, but features its own unique front bumper design.

In profile, the ProCeed is influenced by the design of the 2017 Kia Proceed Concept –shown at the Frankfurt motor show – mirroring its silhouette with a raked roofline that flows elegantly downwards into the rear shoulders. Taut creases run the length of the car, trailing from the headlamps to the tailgate to extend its visual length. It carries over the window line from the 2017 concept car, including the acutely angled chrome 'Sharkblade', emphasising the dramatic roofline. Its steeply raked rear windscreen separates it from its siblings in the Ceed model family, as well as other cars in its class. The rear windscreen of the Ceed Sportswagon is angled at 50.9° off-vertical, while the five-door hatchback windscreen sits at 52.4°. A defining element of its coupé-like shape, the rear window on the ProCeed is more horizontal, angled at 64.2° off-vertical.

At 4,605mm long, the Kia ProCeed is 5mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon, with a longer 885mm front overhang. At 1,422mm in height, its roofline sits 43mm lower than that of the Sportswagon, while ground clearance is reduced by 5mm, to 135mm. Constructed on the same 'K2' platform as other Ceed models, the 2,650mm and 1800mm width wheelbase remains unchanged.

The rear of the car is what differentiates it fully from other models in the Ceed range, inspired by the layout of the 2017 Proceed Concept. Combined with its lower overall height, the new wide rear bumper gives the car an assertive, sporty stance, with dual-tip exhausts enhancing its sense of dynamism and sportiness. The ProCeed name is spelled out in capitals across the centre of the tailgate, beneath LED tail-lights which span the width, giving the car a unique light signature.

From launch, the ProCeed will be available in a choice of seven paint finishes. The Kia ProCeed 'GT-Line' will have 17-inch alloy wheels, while ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ models are fitted with 18-inch wheels as standard.

Tourer space and versatility from ProCeed's compact shooting brake body

Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by high-quality soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim, and a horizontal dashboard layout.

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 Kia ProCeed diverges from other models in the Ceed family line-up with a series of changes designed to introduce a sportier ambience to the cabin. The grey roof lining of the Ceed and Sportswagon is replaced with black cloth to envelop and cocoon occupants, and the door sills feature metallic scuff plates. It is fitted with a D-shaped leather trimmed steering wheel as standard, and – for models equipped with Kia's dual-clutch transmission – drivers can change gear with new metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The ProCeed has different front seats, depending on specification. 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. The seats in the ‘GT’ model have the same side supports as the ‘GT-Line S’ and are finished in black leather and faux suede with red stitching and a ‘GT’ logo.

The Kia ProCeed's platform supports the car's efficient packaging, creating ample space for occupants in the front and rear. For rear passengers, the lower hip-point (compared to Ceed and Sportswagon models) offsets the effects of the ProCeed's lower roofline, creating head and leg room aplenty.

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. With no boot lip and a lower ride height than the Sportswagon, the low lift-over height of the Shooting Brake tailgate also makes it remarkably easy to load and unload.

While the Ceed Sportswagon's boot is marginally larger, at 625 litres, the Kia ProCeed offers identical versatility features, making it one of the most usable cars in its class. On ‘GT-Line S’ grades this includes 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats, folded with a single touch from a lever just inside the tailgate. On ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT’ versions, 60:40 split-fold rear seats feature. An underfloor storage area can stow smaller items and the boot features a bag hook to prevent groceries and other items rolling around the load bay. The Smart Power Tailgate on the ‘GT-Line S’ model opens automatically when it detects the ProCeed's smart key in close proximity to the tailgate, for occasions when users' hands are full with heavy cargo. The load bay features a net to secure small items, while the ‘GT-Line S’ grade has a luggage floor rail system as well.


          THE TECHNICAL STORY

      Turbocharged engines for Kia's all-new shooting brake

The ProCeed is powered by a wide choice of engines, to meet the powertrain expectations of European buyers who are increasingly familiar with fast-revving, highly efficient turbocharged engines that offer immediate acceleration and a broad spread of torque.

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. Offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, there is the option of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. The ‘GT-Line S’ grade is exclusively available with the 1.4 T-GDi engine and is paired with the seven-speed auto Dual- Clutch transmission

Buyers can specify an efficient all-new 'Smartstream' 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) 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 the company's cleanest diesel engine to-date.

With a power output of 134bhp, the 1.6-litre Smartstream engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. It produces 280Nm when paired with the manual transmission, and 320Nm with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the Smartstream engine uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions.

Marking the return of Kia's high-performance 'GT' model, the ProCeed ‘GT’ is powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, identical to that found in the Ceed ‘GT’. Producing 201bhp and 265Nm, it is the most powerful engine in the line-up. The ProCeed ‘GT’ sees the introduction of Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission for the first time, enabling quick-fire gear shifts via the metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

The Drive Mode Select system – available with the new seven-speed auto dual-clutch transmission – enables owners to tailor their driving experience. Switching between Normal and Sport mode, Drive Mode Select alters the level of effort required to steer the car, and subtly changes the character of the powertrain. Normal mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs. Sport mode enhances throttle and transmission responses, enables maximum acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to inputs. It also lets owners make the most of the 6,000rpm peak power of the ProCeed ‘GT’ by holding on to gears longer under acceleration.

Engine power, performance and fuel economy figures

Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

0–60 sec

Max speed mph

Combined mpg (WLTP)

CO2
(NEDC 2.0)

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.8

130

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

134

280

10.0

124

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

134

320

9.8

124

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

138

242

9.1

127

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

201

265

7.2

140

39.3

142


The petrol engines

Both petrol engines are turbocharged direct-injection (T-GDi) units from Kia's Kappa family, including an all-new 1.4-litre version, replacing the 1.6 GDi unit used in the pro_ceed.

An all-new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions – while also reducing emissions. 242Nm torque is available from 1,500 to 3,200rpm, with emissions as low as 130g/km (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0) when fitted with the seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission. Manual models emit 132g/km. Acceleration to 60mph is completed in just 8.8 seconds (9.1 seconds on DCT versions), with a top speed of 130 mph for manual derivatives and 127 mph on DCT versions.

When the first pro_cee'd ‘GT’ was revealed in 2013, it was powered by a newly-developed 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine. Downsized, turbocharged and quick to respond to driver inputs across the rev range, the new engine came to define the car's effortless approach to power delivery in all conditions. The Kia ProCeed ‘GT’ retains this approach, with a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine that has been updated for the new model.

Producing 201bhp at a 6,000rpm peak, the 1.6-litre T-GDi engine continues to provide effortless acceleration and easily-accessible torque. The engine's maximum torque of 265Nm is available across a wide 1,500-to-4,500 rpm rev range. The result is an engine which delivers as much of its performance as possible across all driving conditions. Acceleration to 60 mph is achieved in just 7.2 seconds, with a maximum speed of 140mph. And yet, fuel economy of 39.3mpg (WLTP) is possible on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 142g/km (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0).

In response to customer demand across Europe, Kia's seven-speed auto Dual-Clutch Transmission is fitted for the first time. Developed in-house, the dual-clutch transmission further broadens the appeal of the ProCeed GT, enabling quick-fire automatic gear shifts, or letting drivers take over with metal alloy steering wheel paddles.

Both 1.4- and 1.6-litre T-GDi engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to further reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the ProCeed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard.

All-new ‘Smartstream’ diesel engines

The ProCeed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine, that wears the ‘Smartstream’ name. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. The 1.6-litre diesel powerplant produces 280Nm, or 320Nm of torque when paired with manual or Dual-Clutch Transmissions respectively. With a six-speed manual transmission, the 134bhp engine emits just 114g/km, or 110g/km with 7-DCT automatic transmission (WLTP, converted back to NEDC 2.0). The manual gearbox car accelerates to 60mph in 10.0 secs, with a maximum speed of 124mph, while the 7-DCT transmission version achieves 9.8 secs and 124mph, respectively

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and better insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

In 2019, the Ceed will be available with Kia’s all-new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, to further reduce CO2 emissions. The ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, while a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator unit extends engine ‘off time’ with a ‘Moving Stop & Start’ function. The technology made its debut on the latest Sportage.

Transmissions

Buyers of the ProCeed have the option of a six-speed manual or Kia’s seven-speed auto dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission on the 1.4 T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi versions, with the ProCeed ‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi versions fitted exclusively with the latter gearbox.

This transmission has been developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes.

The manual gearboxes in the Ceed are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift. 

Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

All versions of the ProCeed are fitted with Kia's Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) stop-start system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in traffic. As the name implies, this switches off the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gear lever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, or brings the car to a stop with automatic transmission. The engine restarts instantly as soon as the clutch pedal is partially engaged again, or the driver releases the brake pedal on automatic versions. This feature means the car is not using fuel and there are no emissions when it is at rest.

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crankshaft angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery during coasting and braking. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up after a cold start or if the air conditioning is working hard. Drivers can also manually turn off ISG through a switch next to the gear stick.

           RIDE, HANDLING AND NVH

       Developed in Europe for maximum driving confidence on all roads

The ProCeed has been engineered and developed exclusively for European roads and European drivers. Europe is characterised more than any other continent by its diversity of driving conditions: high speed motorways, zig-zagging alpine routes, congested city centres and winding country lanes. The ProCeed has been developed to master all these environments, and has been tuned to offer greater dynamism, driver engagement and confidence, and cruising comfort than earlier generations of pro_cee'd.

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's ride height – for both ‘GT’ and 'GT-Line' models – is 5mm lower than the Ceed and Sportswagon, with spring and damper rates tailored to accommodate its shooting brake dimensions and cab-rearward design.

Kia's development engineers focused on enhancing the agility and responsiveness of the suspension, while retaining the relatively relaxed gait that owners would expect of the 'grand touring' shooting brake body. The suspension has been tuned to accommodate its longer body and cab-rearward dimensions and ensures the ProCeed remains as engaging and confidence-inspiring to drive on a winding country lane as it is on the motorway.

The ProCeed ‘GT’ has been engineered at the direction of Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Group. Six months of additional testing has further enhanced its cornering agility and yaw behaviour, and increased traction and steering responsiveness. This has been achieved with the adoption of stiffer front and rear springs to increase body control and improve steering inputs, and softer front and rear anti-roll bars to keep its inside wheels in contact with the road, even under cornering hard. These changes mean ProCeed ‘GT’ drivers can enjoy faster cornering speeds than many more powerful front-wheel drive 'hot hatches', while revelling in the 'gran turismo' spirit of everyday usability that defines all Kia ‘GT’ models.

The car features electric motor-driven power steering, offering incisive responses to steering inputs with a fast 12.7:1 ratio and requiring only 2.44 turns lock-to-lock.

Technology in the Kia ProCeed also plays a role in enhancing both driving enjoyment and safety, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Kia's Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system as standard. This enables the inclusion of Torque Vectoring by Braking technology, an electronic driver support feature which intelligently brakes the inside wheels to reduce understeer around corners. The technology makes the ProCeed more enjoyable and confidence-inspiring to drive on the type of winding lanes and mountain passes upon which it has been developed.

          TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES                                                                             

      Technological innovation to enhance comfort and convenience

Innovation sits at the heart of the all-new Kia ProCeed, which is one of the most high-tech cars in its class.

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.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. 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 responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth® smartphone integration, as well as automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, heated front seats and smart entry system on all versions. In addition, there is a front wiper de-icer, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, reversing camera with rear parking sensors and heated steering wheel. A wireless smartphone charger, electric wide sunroof, heated outer rear seats and a smart power tailgate are featured on the ‘GT-Line S’ model.

On the outside, the ProCeed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. The ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the ProCeed range, with full LED bi-function headlamps standard equipment on ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ grades.

Adoption of new driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s six standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. 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 all-new 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. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

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 recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA).

Every all-new 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         RANGE FINDER

     Three-tier range structure

From launch, the ProCeed Shooting Brake will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. ‘GT-Line’ versions come fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels, whereas ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’ models feature 18-inch alloy wheels, with grey centre caps on the former, and red on the latter.

There are 6 versions of the ProCeed, based on three trim levels – ‘GT-Line’, ‘GT-Line S’ and ‘GT’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door Shooting Brake estate bodystyle. This car is the third member of the all-new Ceed family, with a fourth model set to arrive during 2019.

The ‘GT-Line’ grade gives buyers the option of the 139bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine or the uprated 134bhp 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine, with both engines offered with a choice of six-speed manual or 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission. The ‘GT-Line S’ edition is sold exclusively with the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi engine, paired to a 7-DCT automatic transmission. The flagship of the ProCeed line-up, and boasting a power output of 201bhp, is the ‘GT’ with 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine and 7-DCT automatic gearbox. All engines are fitted with Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG).

Highlights of the range model by model

All versions of the ProCeed have a sporty appearance, are well equipped and feature an extensive package of convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more comprehensive with every step up the range.

‘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, exterior front door handle illumination and LED rear lights with a full-width LED brake light. The ‘tiger nose’ front grille is finished in high gloss black with satin chrome, with matching high gloss black door mirrors and side sill mouldings. The air intake has a lower lip with black accent, and the rear spoiler is body coloured with high gloss black trim.

Inside the sporty appearance is defined by black cloth and light grey faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-trimmed D-cut steering wheel with grey stitching, an electronic parking brake (EPB), dual automatic air conditioning, all-round electric windows with front auto up and down functionality, cruise control with speed limiter, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and engine start/stop button with smart entry system. Both the driver and front passenger have a seat height adjuster, together with power lumbar support. The steering wheel features both tilt and telescopic adjustment, the headlining is in black and the front console garnish and door trim are finished in black high gloss trim. Both the fascia trim and interior door handles are satin chrome, and the pedals stand out thanks to the sporty stainless-steel appearance. Paddle Shifters are fitted to DCT versions, as is a Drive Mode Select system, offering the choice of Normal and Sport driving characteristics.

The rear seats fold down in a 60:40 fashion, there’s a dual height luggage area floor with parcel shelf to hide luggage and valuables, and all ‘GT-Line’ models come fitted with a temporary space saver spare wheel as standard. A pair of 12-volt power sockets and a USB fast charger are provided on the front centre console and are illuminated to make it easier to use at night. Cupholders are additionally provided in the rear armrest for added convenience for rear seat occupants, as well as at the front, in the premium centre console with sliding cupholder cover.

As standard, the all-new ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ comes with a six-speaker audio system, with DAB radio and MP3 compatibility and USB and AUX ports for connection of a media device. Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming is provided, too, along with Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM for easy smartphone connection. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel (TMC), as well as Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live is included and is combined with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and trip computer. A reversing camera with dynamic guidelines is integrated into the centre fascia screen, as well the fitment of rear parking sensors.

The ProCeed is comprehensively kitted out with both active and passive safety devices, including Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High-Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (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’. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are included on all versions, with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). All versions come with six airbags, with the ability to switch the front passenger airbag off when carrying a baby in a car seat. ISOFIX child seat top tethers and anchor fixings are provided for the rear outer chairs.

Move up to ‘GT-Line S’ specification and the alloy wheels are enlarged to 18-inches with grey centre cap and the headlights are upgraded to LED with bi-functionality. A wide sunroof with tilt/slide functions and an automatic electric sunblind is included, the driver’s seat features 10-way power adjustment with memory functionality, and the upholstery is upgraded to black leather and faux suede with grey stitching. Heated outer rear seats, smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a smart power tailgate are all included in ‘GT-Line S’ trim, and there’s 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with remote folding and a luggage rail system.

Particularly handy in an urban environment, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line S’ features a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS), that allows the car to park automatically in a parallel, perpendicular or reverse scenario, and also includes the fitment of front and rear parking sensors. Upgrades to the audio setup include a JBL® premium sound system with a pair of additional speakers, as well as wireless mobile phone charging.

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 recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA).

The all-new ProCeed ‘GT’ features all of the equipment that you’ll find with the ‘GT-Line’ versions, with the addition of 18-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, a high gloss black and chrome ‘tiger nose’ grille with red insert, an air intake with a red accent on the lower lip, high gloss red side sill mouldings, red brake calipers and an uprated rear bumper with diffuser and dual exhausts. The sporty exterior look is completed by the fitment of LED bi-function headlights.

The cabin is uprated with black leather and faux suede upholstery and faux leather door centre trim. The seats, door cards and steering wheel all feature red contrasting stitching to deliver a sporting ambience, while a GT Performance mode has been added to the 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display. Completing the list of additional equipment is a Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with front and rear parking sensors.

Range

'GT-Line'

'GT-Line S'

'GT'

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

 

 

 

17" Alloy Wheels GT-Line (225/45R17)

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18'' Alloy Wheels with Grey Centre Cap (225/40R18)

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18" Alloy Wheels with Red Centre Cap (225/40R18)

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Body Coloured Bumpers

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High Gloss Black & Satin Chrome Radiator Grille

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High Gloss Black & Chrome with Red insert Radiator Grille

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High Gloss Black Door Mirrors

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Body Coloured with High Gloss Black Trim Rear Spoiler

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High Gloss Black Side Sill Mouldings

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High Gloss Red Side Sill Mouldings

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Chrome Window Surrounds

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Air Intake with Black Accent lower lip

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Air Intake with Red Accent lower lip

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Red Brake Calipers

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Body Coloured with High Gloss Black Trim Rear Spoiler

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Rear Bumper with Diffuser Trim & Dual Exhaust

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Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

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Wide Sunroof with Tilting / Sliding Function & Automatic Electric Roll Blind

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Projection Headlights

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LED Bi-Function Headlights

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LED Daytime Running Lights (Front & Rear)

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Automatic Headlight Control

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Front Fog Lights

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Rear LED Fog Lights

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LED Rear Lights

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LED Full-Width Brake Light

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Rain Sensing Front Wipers

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Front Wiper De-icer

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Wide-view Driver's Door Mirror

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Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators

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Exterior Front Door Handle Illumination

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Rear Wiper/Washer

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Heated Rear Window with Timer

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Standard Paint

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Premium Paint

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

Black Cloth and Light Grey Faux Leather Seats

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Black Leather and Faux Suede Seats with Grey Stitching*

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Black Leather and Faux Suede Seats with Red Stitching*

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Faux Leather Door Centre Trim with Red Stitching

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Driver & Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster

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Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger)

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10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Memory Seat (Tilting, Sliding, Reclining, Lumbar, Height Adjustment) with Power Lumbar Support on Front Passenger's Side

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Heated Front Seats

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Heated Outer Rear Seats

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Heated Steering Wheel

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Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

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Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

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Leather D-Cut Steering Wheel with Grey Stitching

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Leather D-Cut Steering Wheel with Red Stitching

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Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

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Black High Gloss Front Console Garnish & Door Trim

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Black Headlining

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Satin Chrome Finish Interior Door Handles

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Satin Chrome Fascia Trim

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Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest

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Rear Centre Armrest

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Stainless Steel Pedals

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Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

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Automatic Defog System

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Rear Air Ventilation

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Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

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All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function

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All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function

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Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

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Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Functionality

OPT ∆ (DCT Only)

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OPT

Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

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Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder (Driver & Front Passenger)

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Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

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Smart Power Tailgate

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STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

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40:20:40 Split Folding Rear Seats with Remote Folding

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3 x Passenger Assist Grips

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2 x 12V Power Sockets (Front Centre Console)

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USB Fast Charger (Front Centre Console)

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Rear Coat Hooks

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Premium Centre Console with Sliding Cupholder Cover

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Rear Cupholders in Rear Armrest

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Front Seatback Pockets

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Front & Rear Door Storage

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Centre Console Storage Box

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Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch

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USB & AUX Ports Illumination

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Ignition Keyhole Illumination

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Front Cabin Map Light with Sunglasses Case

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Front Cabin LED Map Light with Sunglasses Case

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Temporary Spare Wheel (Space Saver)

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Tyre Mobility Kit

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Dual Height Luggage Area Floor

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Luggage Area Light

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Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

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Luggage Hooks

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Luggage Rail System

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AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

6-speaker Audio System

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8-Speaker JBL® Premium Sound System

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DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility

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USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

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Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming**

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Android Auto™ with Voice Control**

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Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control**

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Wireless Mobile Phone Charger**

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8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping  & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

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Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® Live**

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Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines (Integrated into Centre Fascia Screen)

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Rear Parking Sensors***

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Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) Parallel/Perpendicular/reverse with Front & Rear Parking Sensors***

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4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display

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4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display with GT Perfomance Mode

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Trip Computer

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Windscreen Washer Level Warning

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ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

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Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

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Lane Following Assist (LFA)

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High-Beam Assist (HBA)

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Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian

Std (MT only)
OPT ∆ (DCT only)

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Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)

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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)  

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ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

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Emergency Stop Signalling

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Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Gear Shift Indicator

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Motor Driven Power Steering

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Dual Horn

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Drive Mode Select (Normal & Sport)

DCT only

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Paddle Shifter

DCT only

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Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

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PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

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Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

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Twin Side Airbags (Front)

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Twin Curtain Airbags

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All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

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ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

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All-round 3-point Seatbelts

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Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

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Seatbelt Reminder Warning

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Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

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SECURITY

 

 

 

Alarm System

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Locking Wheel Nuts

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Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks

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Child Safety Rear Door Locks

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Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function

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Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Driver-activated feature)

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         DYNAMISM WITH AN ECO-CONSCIENCE

 CO2 emissions from 110g/km

Kia's ultimate goal is to decarbonise road transport completely, and the company is actively working on all forms of alternative powertrain, including a hydrogen fuel-cell car, and already has electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the line-up. But Kia is also realistic enough to know that combustion engines will be the mainstay of personal transport for many years to come and is putting huge efforts into reducing the environmental impact of petrol and diesel power units. Kia is investing more than £6 billion and recruiting some 7,300 research and development engineers with this in mind.

The ProCeed has been engineered to exceed the Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations and the new 1.6-litre CRDi ‘U3’ diesel engine manages to achieve 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 106g/km. This makes it highly attractive for private buyers and business users alike with a low company car Benefit-in-kind taxation rate of 26 per cent.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model

Low mpg
(WLTP)

Medium mpg
(WLTP)

High mpg
(WLTP)

Extra High mpg
(WLTP)

Combined mpg
(WLTP)

CO2
(NEDC 2.0)

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

34.4

45.6

53.3

45.6

45.6

132

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

34.4

45.6

50.4

44.1

44.8

130

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

47.0

56.5

65.7

53.3

56.5

114

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

44.8

55.4

62.8

51.4

54.3

110

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

33.6

42.8

51.4

41.5

42.8

133

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

28.2

39.8

45.6

40.4

39.3

142

 
Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED bands (2018-19)

Model

Combined mpg

CO2

Vehicle Excise Duty year 1/year 2

BIK rate

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

45.6

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

44.8

130

£165 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

56.5

114

£205 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

54.3

110

£165 / £140

27%

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

42.8

133

£165 / £140

29%

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

39.3

142

£205 / £140

27%

 
Insurance

Model

Group

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

14

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

14

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

12

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

12

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

16

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

21


Servicing

Servicing is required every 20,000 miles (10,000 miles for the T-GDi engines) or once a year, whichever comes soonest. 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.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first, third and fifth services and those in between, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

The magnificent seven-year warranty

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge, as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

         MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                          

European-made in Slovakia

Kia’s European factory at Žilina in Slovakia is the exclusive manufacturing base for the ProCeed. ProCeed is built alongside its Ceed stablemates, the stylish Sportage and the practical and spacious Venga. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d, and to date, more than 1.3 million units have been built.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant mid-sized three- and five-door hatchbacks and an estate to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. But it also opened up the possibility for Kia’s compact crossover, the Sportage, to be made much closer to its European customer base, which was increasingly important with the growth in sales for cars of this type.     

Žilina was chosen because Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such areas as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule, and the quality of the pilot production cars towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the consistent quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Kia Motors Slovakia began production of the first-generation cee’d in 2007, building 640,000 units in total. In 2012, the second-generation cee’d was launched, with over 660,000 units produced during its life cycle, making a total of 1.3 million units in its 11-year history. Production of the cee’d represented a 29 per cent share of the total production, with 98,533 cee’d models made at the Žilina plant during 2017. The factory now has a total capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually, and Žilina-built models are exported to more than 80 markets around the world.

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.    

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and became a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported. 73 per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, worth €3.8 billion, according to a 2017 London Economics report, ‘The economic and societal benefits deriving from the presence of Kia in Europe.’ This helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in winter temperatures dip to minus -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed.

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate, in less than one millisecond, defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere.

All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure Žilina-built cars are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cars made at Žilina come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      We've anticipated what you're likely to ask us

Q. Which engines are you expecting to be the best sellers in the ProCeed line-up?

The ProCeed’s 1.4-litre T-GDi engine meets the needs of the majority of buyers, and we expect the T-GDi petrol engines to account for the highest proportion of sales. Our new 1.6-litre ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine will also account for a significant proportion of sales, particularly for fleet customers looking to reduce total running costs.

 

Q. Are you looking to replace the three-door pro_cee’d?

Demand for traditional three-door hatchbacks is decreasing – there are no plans to introduce a three-door Ceed to the range at this time. The three-door pro_cee’d made up only a very small proportion of total Ceed sales – buyers favoured the five-door hatchback and Sportswagon. With the new ProCeed Shooting Brake, we believe we have a truly unique and compelling proposition for buyers.

 

Q.Crossover vehicles are becoming increasing popular. Are there any plans for a crossover edition of the Ceed?

It is too early to say exactly which additional bodystyles will be added to the Ceed range. We will announce details of a future version of the Ceed family later in 2019.

 

Q. Will Kia consider launching a four-door saloon version of the Ceed?

            There are no plans at this time to offer a Ceed saloon in Europe.

 

Q. Are there any plans for mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric versions of the all-new Ceed and Proceed?

We have the technology for a range of electrified powertrains and can confirm that the Ceed family will get our 48V mild-hybrid technology later in 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are being considered for later in the Ceed range’s life. We are evaluating electric powertrains for all of our future products, but we have no immediate plans for a pure electric Ceed or Proceed at this time

 

Q . Why isn’t the ProCeed ‘GT’ model offered with a manual transmission?

The original pro_cee’d ‘GT’ was offered exclusively with a manual gearbox, but trends in the segment have been shifting, and considerable demand in Europe has been identified for a dual-clutch automatic transmission version. Our seven-speed DCT transmission is well matched to the dynamic nature of the ‘GT’ model.

 

Q.  Which C-segment cars has Kia identified as the ProCeed development benchmarks?

The segment has a number of very strong contenders, with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus the key benchmark models for the Ceed family, particularly in terms of packaging and driving performance.

 

Q. Has Albert Biermann played a role in the development of the new ProCeed?

The dynamic development programme for the new ProCeed, in particular the ‘GT’ model has been overseen by Albert Biermann, with intensive development over the past six months. The development of the car has taken place in Europe, with significant input from engineers both here in Europe and at Kia’s Namyang research and development centre in Korea. The ProCeed ‘GT’ was developed in parallel with the Ceed ‘GT’.

 

 

Q. Will the ProCeed’s new diesel engine be introduced to other Kia models?

Yes. The new engine is designed to replace our existing 1.6 and 1.7-litre ‘U2’ diesel engines. The new powerplant has already been introduced into the recently upgraded Optima, Stonic and Sportage.

 

Q.  Under the new WLTP emissions test, how will official CO2 emissions from the new ProCeed compare to its predecessor?

As with the majority of other manufacturers, we expect official WLTP CO2 (converted back to NEDC 2.0) ratings to come in slightly higher than earlier models tested under NEDC conditions. However, we have introduced two new engines (1.4-litre T-GDi petrol and 1.6-litre CRDi ‘Smartstream’ diesel) and made modifications to the 1.6-litre T-GDi engine.

 

Q. Does the new diesel engine require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to meet emissions regulations? How often will buyers have to refill the Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank?

Like many of its rivals, the ProCeed’s new diesel engine requires urea for its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions control system. The SCR system enables the Ceed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations – it is fully compliant with the 6d TEMP regulations. Depending on use, buyers will need to top-up the 12-litre tank after around 5,000 miles, though that varies from model to model. The car alerts the driver when the tank gets low and, if ignored, will eventually prevent the car from starting.

 

        FIVE MINUTES WITH PAUL PHILPOTT

 Burning questions that you would love to ask our President and CEO

Q. How important is the ProCeed in the UK?

Hisotrically, pro_cee’d accounted for around 10 per cent of total cee’d sales in the UK, but we have greater ambitions for the new model. The Shooting Brake design is expected to have a wider appeal amongst buyers that want to be seen driving something that has a more sporting and unique design but also retains a practical usability.

 

Q. What sales targets have you set for the all-new ProCeed for the UK market?

We never release sales or production targets for individual models; however, we expect the new Proceed to outsell its predecessor.

 

Q. And what sales targets have you set for the Kia brand as a whole in the UK?

Next year is likely to be another challenging year, until we get some certainty around Brexit, but we fully expect to reach another new sales record in 2019, of in excess of 96,000 units. During 2018, we achieved sales growth of 2.73 per cent to 95,764 sales, in a market that was down by 7 per cent. And this was achieved in a year when the cee’d was on runout, the Sportage was transitioning through its mid-life facelift and of course the industry faced challenges with the transition from NEDC to WLTP.

           

Q. What elements of the ProCeed make you proud to be leading Kia Motors UK?

The Ceed family continues the remarkable trend established by our first European designed, engineered and built version launched in 2007. It has played a significant role in the growth of the Kia brand both in the UK and across Europe and I believe that the new family of Ceed models will continue that momentum. This latest ProCeed reinvents what is the sportiest model in the Ceed line-up. Vehicle dynamics have been transformed compared to its predecessor and refinement reaches a new level, while safety and driver assistance technology sets new standards in the class. Most importantly, the stunning design and versatility of the ProCeed are unique in the segment, in an area of the market where many contenders play it safe and are forgettable as a result.

 

Q. Are you worried about the downturn in diesel sales?

Yes of course we are concerned, but we think the launch of our new 1.6-litre ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine is quite timely, as it’s very clean and efficient. It exceeds the requirements of the latest, most demanding emissions regulations, including Euro 6d TEMP, and it is one of the most efficient diesel engines in the C-segment. Diesel power has traditionally been very popular in the Ceed family, however if buyers want to opt for petrol, we have a range of highly efficient, cutting-edge turbocharged petrol engines that will exceed their expectations.

 

Q. What message would you like to send to potential diesel customers?

With the introduction of the latest emissions regulations, specifically the upcoming Euro 6d TEMP standards, Kia diesel engines have never been cleaner. They are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. For higher mileage users, diesel cars make total sense, delivering low running costs and exceptional fuel economy.

  

Q.How important are fleet sales for the all-new ProCeed?

A wide range of different models has always been an essential element in our plan for sustainable fleet and business growth and the new ProCeed gives us an eye-catching new entrant in a segment that is traditionally quite staid. The ProCeed delivers a sportier and more alluring appearance, but shares the low running costs of other Kia products. Kia’s strategy in the business market in the UK has been to deliver compelling choices for business users where residual values contribute to excellent operating costs. ProCeed delivers the technology, safety, reliability, practicality and appeal that the fleet market demands in a beautifully stylish, highly satisfying and sporting package.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The All-New Kia ProCeed

        TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.4 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,353

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71.6 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 138 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 242 @ 1,500-3,200

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed auto DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.962

 1.257

 0.951

 0.778

 0.633

 -

 3.583

 4.188

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.070

 0.822

 0.884

 0.721

 5.304

 FGR 1: 4.294

 FGR 2: 3.174

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch or 18-inch

 Tyres

 225/45/R17 or 225/40/R18

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/1,545

 594/1,545

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,378

 1,405

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,000/450

 1,000/450

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50

 50

 

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 8.8

 9.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

 130

 127

 Fuel consumption – combined    (WLTP)

 mpg

 45.6

 44.8 (‘GT-Line’)

 42.8 (‘GT-Line S’)

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 132

 130 (‘GT-Line’)

 133 (‘GT-Line S’)

 

1.6 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 201 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 265 @ 1,500-4,500

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 7-speed auto DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.643

 2.174

 1.826

 1.024

 0.809

 0.854

 0.717

 4.696

 FGR 1 : 4.643 

 FGR 2: 3.611

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 18-inch

 Tyres

 225/40R18

 Spare wheel

 Tyre Repair Kit

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 7-speed auto DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/1465

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,438

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,410/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50


Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 7.2

 Maximum speed

 mph

 140

 Fuel consumption – combined
 (WLTP)

 mpg

 39.3

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 142

 

1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 134 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-3,000 (6-speed Manual)

 320 @ 2,000-2,250 (7-speed auto DCT)

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.636

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 -

 3.583

 3.706

 3.786

 2.261

 1.957

 1.023

 0.778

 0.837

 0.681

 5.074

 FGR 1: 4.176

 FGR 2: 3.087

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted Multi-Link type, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary Spare Wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 4,605/1,800/1,422

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 594/ 1,545

 594/ 1,545

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,438

 1,465

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50

 50

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12

 12

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed auto DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.0

 9.8

 Maximum speed

 mph

 124

 124

 Fuel consumption – combined

 (WLTP)

 mpg

 56.5

 54.3

 CO2 (NEDC 2.0)

 g/km

 114

 110



All-New ProCeed News

DESIGN VICTORY: KIA TRIUMPHS AGAIN AT THE IF AWARDS

Three is Kia’s lucky number once again. Following the launch of the all-new third-generation Kia Ceed, now on-sale across Europe in three different bodystyles, the three newcomers have each received an iF Award for design.

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