Kia has designed the pro_cee'd as a sporty modern vehicle, which uses the best of Kia's design language to create an immediately attractive car that is as practical as it is stunning to look at. The handling and ride quality make the pro_cee'd a perfect vehicle in which to take extended journeys. Trim levels are the S and the SE versions, and a high-performance GT model is available for those desiring a particularly performance-focused version.
The pro_cee'd shares design similarities with other cee'd models, but has a lower, more rakish look to emphasise its greater aggression (handily, its low frame also makes loading and unloading any heavy items into the spacious boot notably easy). The shape of the bumpers, headlights and taillights have been altered in line with the more menacing aura of the vehicle, and the distinctive Kia front grille has been narrowed. This combines with the wide-set fog lights to give the car a commanding presence.
The interior of the pro_cee'd features a sophisticated design that makes the most of the space within. Black and silver trim gives the cabin a stylish flair, and the 380 litres of luggage room can expand to 1,225 litres. The SE model includes a satellite navigation system, for which Kia's warranty provides seven years’ free map updates.
The engine units available – a 1.6 litre, 126bhp diesel motor and two 1.6 litre petrol variants offering 133bhp and 201bhp - are quiet and refined, as well as offering substantial reserves of power. When fitted with the more powerful of the petrol units, the pro_cee’d can achieve 0-62mph acceleration in a mere 7.4 seconds; those with an eye to their vehicle’s economy, however, may look to the diesel edition, which returns combined fuel consumption and CO2 output as low as 74.3mpg and 100g/km.
Six airbags are installed in the pro_cee'd as standard, protecting the driver and the passengers throughout the vehicle. Electronic Stability Control and Hill Start Assist are also included on all models, as are ISOFIX child safety seat mountings for stress-free installation.
If you would like more information on the pro-cee'd in 2017, please contact the friendly team at Kia Castleford who will answer any of your questions and arrange a test drive for you.