The all-new Kia ProCeed is the latest edition of the new Ceed line-up and it is a blend of stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer.
This new model is lower and longer than the Kia Ceed Hatchback and Sportswagon to enhance a sportier look and to make it more practical. From the front the ProCeed looks like the rest of the Kia Ceed family - the design changes are found at the rear quarter of the model and on the roof line. At the rear there is a full-width LED light bar, a new hatch-lid spoiler and an angular lower section for the rear bumper complete with twin exhausts for GT and GT-Line models. The all-new Kia ProCeed GT-Line will feature 17-inch alloy wheels as standard and with 18-inch alloy wheels on the ProCeed GT.
As for practicality and space, the all-new ProCeed offers a luggage capacity of 594-litres making it 50 per cent more capacious than that of the Ceed five-door hatchback. The rear seating is still a 40:20:20 split folding set-up allowing a flat cargo bay and allowing 625-litres of luggage space that is also found in the Ceed Sportswagon.
Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motor Europe, has said: "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."
Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same cabin as the rest of the Ceed range: high-quality soft-touch surfaces, metallic trim and a horizontal dashboard layout. A 7-inch 'floating' touchscreen system sits at the centre of the dashboard with audio, heating and ventilation controls positioned underneath. A series of changes have been introduced to create a sportier look, these include: a black roof liner, metallic scuff plates and a D-shaped steering wheel. ProCeed GT models feature Kia's new sports seats with larger and firmer side bolsters and are available in different materials depending on the grade.
Due to go on sale in Europe during the first quarter of 2019.