Published on October 4th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair0
Kia Gets new ProCeed, Ceed GT, Ceed GT Line in Europe
Kia Motors has revealed the new Kia ProCeed today at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The all-new shooting brake makes its public debut alongside the new high-performance Ceed GT and ProCeed GT, as well as the Ceed GT Line.
New Kia ProCeed merges stunning coupé-inspired lines with tourer versatility
Shown publicly for the first time in Paris, the new 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.
A shooting brake by design, the ProCeed presents an alternative to the traditional three-door hatch, and marries imposing proportions with a compact footprint that hints at its outright agility.
With the DNA of a coupé, the car is lower and longer than both the Ceed five-door hatchback and Sportswagon, giving it a unique raked-back silhouette unlike anything in the family car segment.
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.
Kia Ceed GT majors on performance and accomplished ride and handling
The new Kia Ceed GT is more accomplished and fun-to-drive than ever.
The original cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT were launched in 2013, as the first ever performance hatchbacks from a Korean brand. The new 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. At the centre of the dashboard is Kia’s ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system – 7.0- or 8.0-inches wide – with audio and heating and ventilation controls situated below.
For the first time in a performance hatchback from Kia, the new Ceed GT will be available with an optional seven-speed double-clutch transmission, in addition to the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
The new 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.
GT-derived design for Kia Ceed GT Line
The new Kia Ceed GT Line makes its first appearance today at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The Ceed GT Line takes design cues from the higher-powered Ceed GT, and will go on-sale across Europe during Q1 2019.
Strengthening the appeal of Kia’s new mid-size family car range, the new Ceed GT Line is available on every variant of the new Ceed, including the five-door hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon. The new shooting brake bodystyle of the ProCeed is sold as standard in GT Line specification. All three GT Line models offer a high level of versatility, turbocharged engines and engaging handling, topped with a sporty new look inside and out.
The Ceed GT Line’s exterior introduces a range of distinct design features. These include a satin chrome and gloss black ‘tiger-nose’ grille surround, unique 17-inch or optional 18-inch GT Line alloy wheels, and newly designed front and rear bumpers which echo those of the Ceed and ProCeed GT. The fog lamp surround also incorporates horizontal metallic ‘blades’, similar to those found on the new GT models and the Kia Stinger.