Kia ProCeed rakish estate debuts
Kia has taken the wraps off the production ProCeed shooting brake and it looks good.
No longer can you buy the three-door coupe, with Kia ditching the slow-seller in favour of a shooting brake body style which doesn’t really have a direct competitor. There’s the Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake but you’re looking at a good chunk more money for that.
The ProCeed will come with the same 1.0- and 1.4-litre petrol engines, as well as the 1.6-litre diesel, with a punchier 1.6-litre petrol available in the ProCeed GT. That engine will offer 150kW and 265Nm, channelled to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed DCT.
Assuming the stoppers have had similar attention given to them as the regular Ceed, the size has been boosted from 288mm discs to 320mm.
Cargo capacity is almost the same as the regular Sportswagon, with a generous 594 litres on offer. The standard wagon gives you 600 litres, for those wondering.
ProCeed gets a full-width LED light strip at the back to differentiate it from the Sportswagon, along with a redesigned roof-mounted spoiler and a trapezoidal third brake light. White ‘ProCeed’ lettering in the centre of the tailgate further emphasises just which Kia wagon this is. Dimensions are slightly different from the Sportswagon, with 5mm added to the length and 43mm subtracted from the height to give a sleeker look.
Both the ProCeed and ProCeed GT will be on show at the Paris Motor Show next month, alongside the new Ceed GT. Production is scheduled to kick off in November, with sales to begin in Europe at the start of 2019.