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The Kia ProCeed has been unveiled - and it's now a sporty shooting brake estate

The car will make its debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show.

Image: Kia

AHEAD OF ITS world debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show next month, Kia has taken the covers off the new ProCeed. The new ProCeed loses the apostrophe in its name to help its search engine rankings, but that isn’t the only aspect that has changed. It has also lost its three-door body style.

The Kia ProCeed is now a sporty-looking shooting brake model. It has five doors and a boot almost as big as that of the regular Ceed Sportswagon estate, but will only be offered in GT Line and high-performance GT specifications to set it apart from the other Ceed variants – the Ceed five-door hatch and Ceed Sportswagon estate.

Source: Kia

Dimensionally, the ProCeed is lower and longer than both the Ceed five-door hatchback and Sportswagon but retains the same 1,800mm width as the Ceed five-door hatchback.

It gets a unique front and rear end to set it apart from the other models and it has a 594-litre boot which is only a little less than that of the regular estate. A range of 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels will be available, along with a choice of 10 paint colours.

Source: Kia

The Kia ProCeed will be available in GT Line specification with either a 136hp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel or a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines, the familiar three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi unit producing 120hp and 172Nm of torque, or a powerful 1.4-litre alternative, making 140hp and 242Nm.

Source: Kia

The Proceed GT will feature a turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine that can produce up to 204hp and 265Nm of torque. Transmission options will be a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. However, at this point in time it is unknown which engines will be offered here in Ireland.

In terms of suspension, the ProCeed shares its base setup with the Kia Ceed, but it sits lower and has been redeveloped to give it its own character.

Source: Kia

The ProCeed gets its world debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show and production  starts in November with sales commencing in the first quarter of 2019. The new ProCeed will be covered by Kia’s seven-year, 150,000-kilometre warranty as standard.

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