The All-New, 2019 Kia ProCeed has been announced.
Long gone are the days where everyone laughed at Kia’s dainty little hatchbacks trundling along the M11 in the left-hand lane. Kia over the past few years has started to create some fantastic cars, including the Picanto, ProCeed GT and of course the Kia Stinger.
So when Kia announced that there would be a new “GT” line for the ProCeed I was instantly interested.
What do you need to know about the Kia ProCeed?
Well, first things first, let’s talk about what’s new. There’s been a pretty substantial design upgrade focusing on space and practicality. There will be a few different versions of this new ProCeed including the ‘GT-Line’, ‘GT-Line S’ or a high-performance version called the ‘GT’.
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.
There will be a few different variants alongside the new models including a shooting break, sportswagon & hatchback styles. I for one am particularly pleased that more and more manufacturers are opting to create shooting break designs that don’t cost an arm and a leg like Aston Martin.
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 and kerbside lights, 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.
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.
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.
Kia ProCeed 2019 Specifications
|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||124||56.5||111|
|‘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|
|‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG||£23,835|
|‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG||£24,935|
|‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG||£24,685|
|‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG||£25,785|
|‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG||£28,685|
|‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG||£28,135|