The brand new Kia ProCeed combines sensational style with the area and adaptability of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body. The ProCeed will make its public launching at the 2018 Paris Motor Program, prior to going on sale specifically to European motorists at the start of 2019.
Bring the name over from the second-generation Kia pro_cee ‘d three-door coupé, the Kia ProCeed has actually been developed, established and crafted in Europe. An item of Kia’s European style, item advancement and R&D groups in Frankfurt, Germany, the ProCeed will be made at the brand name’s ilina production center in Slovakia. It will be developed together with the Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon, initially presented previously this year.
Matching the bold style and engineering which renders it the sportiest model of the new Ceed model household, the Kia ProCeed will be readily available specifically as a ‘GT-Line’ or high-performance GT model.
The 2019 Kia ProCeed has actually been developed at Kia’s European style centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the instructions of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer.
The ProCeed will be readily available as a ‘GT-Line’ or high-performance GT model, a quick which made it possible for Kia’s European style groups to produce a positive and stylish style for the halo model of the Ceed household. Low, lean and lithe, its position and percentages are various, sharing just its bonnet and front wings with the Ceed five-door. With its own specific design and character, each panel is new. Yet the ProCeed features much of Kia’s now familiar style themes, and its ‘household face’ is immediately recognisable. With the renowned ‘tiger nose’ grille and large lower air consumption, the castellated windshield, and the brand name’s unique mix of tight creases and curvy sheet metal, it is every bit the modern Kia.
Like the Ceed, the front of the 2019 Kia ProCeed is constructed around accurate, direct shapes, with ‘ice’ LED daytime running lights as basic, echoing the look of earlier Kia GT and ‘GT-Line’ models. The new model maintains the exact same 1,800 mm width as the Ceed five-door hatchback, however features its own special front bumper style.
The back of the car is exactly what distinguishes it completely from other models in the Ceed range, influenced by the design of the 2017 Proceed Concept. Integrated with its lower general height, the new large rear bumper provides the car an assertive, stylish position, with dual-tip exhausts for GT and ‘GT-Line’ models improving its sense of dynamism and sportiness. The ProCeed name is defined in capitals throughout the centre of the tailgate, below LED tail-lights which cover the width of the tailgate– providing the car a special light signature.
Inside the cabin, the new 2019 Kia ProCeed features the very same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by top quality soft-touch surface areas, metal trim, and a horizontal control panel design.
Kia’s 7.0-inch ‘drifting’ touchscreen infotainment system sits at the centre of the control panel, with audio and heating and ventilation controls located listed below. The control panel itself is angled a little to the motorist.
The Kia ProCeed’s platform supports the car’s effective product packaging, developing adequate area for residents in the front and back. For rear guests, the lower hip-point (compared with Ceed and Sportswagon models) offsets the results of the ProCeed’s lower roofline, developing head and leg space aplenty.
The 2019 Kia ProCeed is powered by a broad option of engines, to fulfill the powertrain expectations of European purchasers– who are significantly acquainted with fast-revving, extremely effective turbocharged engines that use instant velocity and a broad spread of torque.
The ProCeed ‘GT-Line’ is offered with an option of 3 engines. Petrol choices consist of Kia’s popular 1.0-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine, producing 120 ps and 172 Nm torque. The most effective engine for ‘GT-Line’ models is the brand name’s brand new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power system, which produces 140 ps. The engine’s turbocharger guarantees its 242 Nm torque output is readily available over a broad 1,500-3,200 rpm band, making it responsive in a large range of driving conditions. Both engines are fitted with a particle filter to decrease tailpipe emissions, guaranteeing the Kia ProCeed exceeds the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP requirement. Both engines provide a six-speed handbook transmission as basic, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi is offered with Kia’s seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.