The new Kia pro_cee’d is available to order from Kia dealerships priced from £17,495 on the road. The car is offered with a choice of a 1.6 litre GDi petrol engine or a 1.6 litre CRDi turbodiesel. Both these engines are available in ‘S’ and ‘SE’ trim levels and all versions have a six speed manual transmission with ISG. A six speed DCT automatic gearbox is also available on the 1.6 GDi in the ‘SE’ trim.
The car is totally different to its predecessor, Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors Corporation said “the all-new Kia pro_cee’d is a true clean sheet design, with its distinctive form language and dynamic proportions, muscular stance and athletic lines, this ‘coupe’ follows a very different visual path to the cee’d. It’s a completely different car on every level.” The front of the car is totally unique compared to its siblings it features a glossy black ‘tiger nose’ grille which is narrower and connected to the headlights with dark chrome extensions which gives the car a much more aggressive appearance. The LED running lights add to the modern updated look and are standard on all versions.
The interior of the pro_cee’d has also been brought up to date with dark cloth trim, black headlining, piano black fascia trim and modern chrome accents to the door handles, instruments and air vents. There is plenty of interior space for five occupants and the boot storage is increased by forty litres to three hundred and eighty litres and when the split rear seats are folded down space is increased even more. There are plenty of storage compartments in the front and rear of the car, the centre console and under the boot floor.
Standard Features for new Kia pro_cee’d and Care 3 Servicing
The standard features include automatic lights with welcome and follow-me-home functionality, ‘one touch’ electric windows, electrically-operated, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters, cruise control with speed limiter and steering wheel mounted controls. Reversing sensors and a trip computer are also standard. Air conditioning plus Radio/CD player with iPod and USB connectivity is also included together with Bluetooth hands free phone system that can be controlled via voice recognition.
The Kia pro_cee’d is available with Care 3 which is Kia’s all inclusive servicing package which covers servicing costs for the first three years or if you opt for Care 3 Plus five services of the vehicles life, this is offered for the price of £329 for the Care 3 and £609 for the Care 3 Plus.