Previewed in a new sketch, the all-new Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body.
The ProCeed follows the design blueprint laid down by the 2017 Kia Proceed Concept, and will offer drivers an unparalleled combination of design and versatility. Designed, developed and engineered exclusively for Europe, it represents a unique proposition in the mid-size family car segment.
The new Kia Ceed (that’s the one without the apostrophe) only went on sale in the UK at the beginning of the month, but Kia are ready to extend the new Ceed offerings with the ProCeed.
The new model will be revealed at an event on 13 September, and make its public debut at the 2018 Mondial de l’Auto in Paris on 2 October.
Effectively taking the very good looking Shooting Brake Proceed Concept we saw at Frankfurt last year – but doubtless toned down in execution for production – the new Proceed is a five-door Shooting Brake designed to add a bit of extra style to the Ceed range.
Appealing though it would be to see the Proceed Shooting Brake offered with something like the N Performance power sister company Hyundai will deliver in the i30 Fastback N, it seems likely the best we can hope for from the new Proceed is a GT version with something approaching 200bhp as a range-topper.
The rest of the Proceed offerings will probably follow those of the new Ceed Hatch in terms of trim and engines, which means a 1.0 litre T-GDi, 1.4 litre T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi, with manual and DCT ‘box options and Kia’s a handful of trim levels.
All will be revealed very soon.