Kia Motors has revealed the all-new Kia ProCeed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The shooting brake made its public debut alongside the all-new high-performance Ceed GT and ProCeed GT, as well as the Ceed ‘GT-Line’.
Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, commented: “The new cars on display underline the level of ambition and design passion that defines Kia’s cars. The ProCeed offers buyers stunning and emotional design, the Ceed GT provides maximum driver engagement, and the e-Niro helps to break down the barriers to electric car ownership, making it easy, fun and reliable.”
Shown publicly for the first time in Paris, the Kia ProCeed merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body. The ProCeed goes on sale exclusively to European drivers at the beginning of 2019.
The new ProCeed has been designed, developed and engineered in Europe. A product of Kia’s European design, product development and R&D teams in Frankfurt, Germany, the ProCeed will be manufactured at the brand’s Žilina production facility in Slovakia. It will be built alongside the Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon, first introduced earlier this year.
Inside the cabin, the ProCeed features the same ergonomic cabin as its Ceed compatriots. The interior is characterised by high-quality soft-touch surfaces. A 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system sits at the centre of the dashboard, with audio and heating and ventilation controls situated below. The dashboard itself is angled slightly towards the driver, for ease of use.
Production of the ProCeed shooting brake begins in November, and sales commence exclusively across Europe in the first quarter of 2019.
The Kia Ceed GT is more accomplished and fun-to-drive than ever, and makes its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show alongside the ProCeed GT.
The Ceed GT picks up where its predecessors left off, with an assured, engaging drive and a powerful 1.6-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine, as well as a comprehensive range of comfort, safety and convenience technologies.
The Ceed GT’s sporty exterior design differentiates it visually from other models in the Ceed range. Where the design of the conventional Ceed is characterised by taut creases and curvaceous sheet metal, the GT variant presents a more athletic proposition, with new front and rear bumpers, sills and a series of red highlights around the exterior.
The GT variant is built around the same ergonomic cabin architecture as other models in the Ceed line-up. Surfaces are finished in high-quality soft-touch materials and metallic trim, while the dashboard is angled towards the driver, making it easier to use on the move.
For the first time in a performance hatchback from Kia, the Ceed GT will be available with an optional seven-speed double-clutch transmission, in addition to the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
The Ceed GT will enter production in November at Kia’s Žilina production facility in Slovakia, with sales due to commence in the first quarter of 2019.