Kia ProCeed Stylish Shooting Brake Replaces Kia Pro_cee’d Hatchback
The shooting brake body-styled Kia ProCeed will replace the pro_cee’d three-door hatchback in the KIA model range.
On October 2, 2018 Kia Motors has officially introduced an all-new model from the Ceed lineup at the Paris Motor Show. The ProCeed shooting brake combines stylish design with practicality and dynamics.
Advantages of a shooting brake body style
The new ProCeed is claimed to combine the spirit of the second-generation pro_cee’d hatchback and will replace it. The newcomer is lower and longer than the five-door hatchback and the Sportswagon.
Shooting brakes look impressive. They are a kind of compromise between style and practicality. With a length of 4,605 mm (5 mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon) the ProCeed is 43 mm lower.
If ground clearance in both wagons is almost the same (140 mm in the Ceed Sportswagon and 135 mm in the ProCeed), then the wheelbase is identical (2,650 mm).
ProCeed’s cargo place is 594 liters, which is twice as large as the Ceed hatchback’s.
New turbo engines and transmission
Three engines are available for the ProCeed GT Line:
- petrol T-GDi (120 hp, 6 MT);
- petrol T-GDi Kappa (140 hp, 6 MT / 7DCT);
- diesel CRDi Smartstream (136 hp, 6MT / 7DCT).
The last two motors are new developments.
A 1.6-liter T-GDi engine with 204 hp (265 Nm) is provided for the Kia ProCeed GT modification.
The floating information and multimedia system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen can be replaced with a 8.0-inch navigation multimedia system, depending on the configuration. In either case, there are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Sync protocols as well as a wireless charger.
Customers can order a JBL Premium sound system with Clari-Fi sound recovery technology. There is an automatic lighting among the options and a system of non-key access to the cabin.
Ventilation of the leather front seats, heating of all seats and the steering wheel, as well as windshield anti-icing are prodived for comfort.
The level is quite high:
- six standard airbags;
- reinforced body structure;
- function of automatic switching of high beam headlights;
- frontal collision warning system;
- Lane Keep Assist;
- adaptive cruise control;
- Blind Sport Monitor;
- Reverse Traffic Detection.
The Kia ProCeed will arrive to the European market in early 2019. The Ceed lineup is not available in the North American market. Kia offers there the Kia Forte model. Its new generation was presented at the 2018 NAIAS in Detroit.