Kia ProCeed: UK pricing revealed

Published: 14 January 2019

► Kia Proceed turns into slick shooting brake
► Offered in GT-line and GT trims only

► On sale March 2019, 589-litre boot

Kia has revealed prices for its all-new Kia ProCeed, first revealed at the Paris motor show last year. At the time Kia said the ProCeed represented the only mainstream shooting brake available, and with just Mercedes-Benz for company in the niche sector, it’s not wrong.

Just like the Ceed hatch family, the ProCeed is a product of Kia’s European design branch (it was conceived, styled, engineered and built here), and it closely follows the design set out by last year's Kia ProCeed Concept.  So how much will it cost?

Kia ProCeed prices

Model

OTR from

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

£23,835

‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

£24,935

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

£24,685

‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

£25,785

‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

£28,685

‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG

£28,135

Above you’ll find the prices for the all-new ProCeed, with prices starting at £23,835, and topping out to £28,135 for the highest end ProCeed GT with the 1.6-litre GDi powerplant. Power-wise, the 1.4 T-GDi has 138bhp, while the 1.6 GDi has 134bhp and the top-line 1.6-litre pumps out a 201bhp.

The standard GT-Line comes with a decent array of standard equipment, too. In the base model, you’ll get a six-speaker audio system with eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and CarPlay. There’s also an additional 4.2-inch colour screen nestled in the instrument cluster.


Kia is also adding most of the most common safety acronyms as standard, so the new Proceed comes with lane-keeping, driver attention warning, and stability control.

The GT-Line S spec adds more creature comforts such as forward collision-assist, electric heated seats, a sun-roof, faux leather, adaptive cruise – and 18-inch alloys. Finally, the flagship GT version just adds a some sporty exterior features to the mix; a black and chrome grille, red callipers diffuser and dual exhausts – obviously.

The new Kia ProCeed shooting brake: the design story

Kia’s European design team has churned out some impressive designs recently – but this model takes the brand’s bold new look and runs with it. Arguably nicer looking than the hatchback on which its based, the ProCeed is a product of the Frankfurt office, and will be built alongside the Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon. In order to differentiate it from the other Ceeds, the ProCeed will be available exclusively in warm GT-line and hotter GT trims.


It’s 43mm lower but longer than the other Ceed models and only shares a bonnet and front wings with its less-sporty siblings. It’s just as wide as the Ceed hatchback at 1800mm, and features the same ‘tiger-nose’ grille and headlight signatures, as contemporary Kia models.

At the rear, the ProCeed has a steeply raked rear windscreen, which makes it look far more dynamic, but can’t be good for storage. Then again, Kia isn’t pitching this as an estate, merely a sports coupe with a dash of practicality – we’re told there’s 50% more boot space over the Ceed.

We've poked around the 594-litre boot at the Paris show and can confirm those slick styling lines don't impede practicality much at all.


You’ll also find dual-tipped exhausts and the ProCeed name stretched above the full-length rear lights. All ProCeed models will get 10 colours to choose from, and either 17- or 18-wheels, though GT car gets the latter as standard.

Either way, it seems to be a match in looks for the new Audi A6 Avant, and even drifts into Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo levels of prettiness from some angles. It’s certainly a halo model for the entire Ceed range.

Another pRo-Ce_eD?

Yes, there’s been a pro_ceed before – a spritely three-door hatchback - but with that market shrinking, Kia has moved the name over to this car, and made the text formatting less shocking, too.  Thank goodness.

Paris motor show: the highlights

How will the Kia shooting brake drive?

Thanks to its European beginnings, the ProCeed will feature a B-road-friendly fully-independent suspension as standard. Kia has tweaked the suspension to account for the lower ride-height and longer body, while a responsive ride is promised, but one still capable of GT-level comfort on motorways.


In the Albert Biermann-directed ProCeed GT, springs are stiffer all-round, yet anti-roll bars are softer, helping to keep its Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres pressed against the road when cornering.

You’ll also get the help of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) as standard, and there’s also torque vectoring – via cheeky use of the inside brakes.

The engines?

You can have anything you want in the Kia ProCeed, as long as it’s turbocharged. The warmer GT-line ProCeed comes with a trio of engines; two 1.0-litre T-GDi and 1.4-litre TGDi petrol units and a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.

The 1.4-litre 'Kappa' engine is the most powerful you’ll get in the tepid GT-Line ProCeeds, and produces 130bhp along with 178ft lbs of torque. Both the 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre engines are connected to a six-speed manual as standard, while the more powerful engine gets an optional seven-speed DCT transmission.

The CRDi is Kia’s cleanest diesel engine to-date, so it clearly hasn’t given up on the tech just yet. It’s available with six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT auto ‘box, and will produce 206bhp and 236ft lbs depending on the transmission you go for.


The top end GT comes with the same 1.6-litre TGDi unit you’d find in the Ceed GT hatchback. It’ll put 201bhp and 195ft lbs through a seven-speed DCT ‘box, and we’re told performance specs are on the way.

All seven-speed models will feature a drive select mode so you can toggle between Normal and Sport mode. As you’d expect, that’ll subtly change the handling personality of the car.

And the interior?

The Kia ProCeed GT interior will look similar to the ProCeed, but features a few sportier touches such as GT logo seats, and better rear-supporting seats. 

A 7- or 8-inch infotainment system with some TomTom-powered connectivity is mounted to the dashboard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and you expect the usual mod-cons like keyless entry, Bluetooth and wireless phone charging – with compatible handsets.

We'll update this detail when get UK price details and more. Because of Brexit uncertainties, those won't be announced until nearer the January launch date. Bank on around 5% over a Ceed hatch.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast

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