New Kia ProCeed Merges Wagon Practicality With Great Looks (New Photos)

Kia has revealed the new ProCeed, which has transformed from a three-door hatchback into a five-door shooting brake as previewed by last year’s concept.

The new Kia ProCeed is the third and most dynamic member of the expanded Ceed family, which also includes the hatchback and Sportswagon bodystyles.

Measuring 4,605 mm long and 1,422 mm tall, the new ProCeed is 5 mm longer and 43 mm lower than the Ceed Sportswagon, with ground clearance also reduced by 5 mm. Boot capacity of the ProCeed is marginally smaller when compared with the Sportswagon (594lt over 625lt).

The new ProCeed will act as the halo model of the Ceed family and will be available as a ‘GT-Line’ or the range-topping GT model.

Kia’s new shooting brake model has been penned at the company’s European design center in Frankfurt under the guidance of Gregory Guillaume and Peter Schreyer.

“Europe’s shrinking market for three-door hatchbacks brought the future of the pro_cee’d in question,” said Gregory Guillame, Kia’s European Head of Design. “But it was equally inconceivable that we would simply kill off the pro_cee’d. We needed to reinvent the pro_cee’d to ensure that all that vitality and vibrancy wasn’t simply lost. It had to be a model that not only sat at the top of the current Ceed family, but one that was also immediately identifiable as the most emotionally engaging car in the range.”

Customers will be offered a choice of three engines for the GT-Line model, including the 1.0-liter T-GDI with 118hp (120PS), the 1.4-liter T-GDI with 138hp (140PS) and the all-new 1.6-liter CRDi Smartstream diesel with 134hp (136PS). All three engines can be paired to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As for the range-topping Kia ProCeed GT, it uses the same 1.6-liter T-GDI unit with the new Ceed GT, producing 201hp (204PS) and 195lb-ft (265Nm) of peak torque paired to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with steering wheel paddles made out of metal alloy. Performance and fuel economy figures will be released at a later date.

The new Kia Proceed comes with the same independent suspension setup of the regular Ceed but features model-specific suspension geometry in order to offer better agility and quicker responses. Other differences include stiffer front and rear springs and softer front and rear anti-roll bars, making the ProCeed tackle corners with increased confidence and offer the ‘Gran Turismo’ character you expect from a vehicle of this type.

Production of the new Kia ProCeed will start this November at the company’s factory in Slovakia, with sales to start across Europe during the first quarter of 2019. Unfortunately Kia says that the new ProCeed will be sold exclusively there, meaning that the chances of it coming into the US are practically zero.

*Article has been updated with new images

 

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  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    Proof that hatch-wagons is still alive

    • Mike anonymous

      color me impressed!

  • Hamster

    This is one great looking C-Segment vehicle in Europe… Welldone Kia !!

  • JoJo

    Not as nice as the tre doors Pro_Ceed!

  • Jason Panamera

    It looks really nice. Good job Hyundai.

    • Belthronding

      *Kia

    • baofe

      *Nissan

    • Finkployd

      *Koenigsegg

      • Bill Nguyen

        *Koeningseggsngggggeggg

        • ksegg

          Yes? 😛

    • ace_9

      *Porsche

    • Rot

      *Peter…

  • Rocket

    The production version falls far short of the concept, but then that was expected. The styling is a little awkward from some angles, but overall I think Kia should be proud. They managed to make something unique without relying on excessive creases, a massive grille or other gimmicky look-at-me features.

  • Archknight77

    Too bad it’s not coming to the US, KIA is missing out on having one of the most attractive compacts in the segment–not to mention the most stylish.

    • Rocket

      I’d love to have it here in the States, but it wouldn’t sell. Generally speaking, wagons have less appeal than sedans, which it so say, virtually none. Joe/Jane Consumer prefers a taller profile and higher seating position. A rugged look is even better.

  • roy

    But I still don’t get the point of having both this and the ceed sportswagon

    • Nordschleife

      Maybe it’s the same as the CLS to E Sedan. It’s a little more style.

      • roy

        While I see your point but that is possible for premium automakers like Mb, bmw, audi etc. But for the likes of Kia or other such companies the business case doesn’t make much sense ( case in point vw golf, beetle and scirocco )

  • Christian Wimmer

    Looks great, inside and out. Value, style, quality and practicality. What‘s not to like about this?

  • Frase

    A pretty inspired choice on Kia’s part. Looks terrific. I might say it’s one of the best looking cars they’ve made.

  • vvmdrf

    The concept car was absolutely gorgeous. Production model is very watered down. They should take the stinger with rwd proportions and make the sexy wagon that they should have made.

    • Larry Qualls

      Preach!

  • klowik

    One of a kind!!

  • designer_dick

    It’s slightly awkward from the front 3/4 angle, but it’s vastly more attractive than the Ceed hatchback and regular wagon, which it renders utterly redundant. I’d happily trade 31 litres of luggage space for the better looks of the ProCeed.

  • klowik

    Jacked it up a bit and make it SUV!! It will look great!

    • charlotteharry57

      It’s called the Niro.

    • Jason Miller

      No.

    • Mr. EP9

      No.

  • charlotteharry57

    It’s pretty, kind of like a mini-me Sorento. But very close in looks to the Niro. It won’t come to the US.

  • designer_dick

    It’s slightly awkward from the front 3/4 angle, but it’s vastly more attractive than the Ceed hatchback and regular wagon, which it renders utterly redundant. I’d happily trade 31 litres of luggage space for the better looks of the ProCeed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4e866342298ca2f5e2eac5139fc6b338b720d5d584bfafcc9b306f93a6ba92c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f32f1ebd1bf9f525292e162e8d1062472843dae4d4e2c56dc9bd4a1ea31fec09.jpg

  • driv3r

    Well, finally the first OEM who launches a competitor to the Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake though with a different price tag.

  • Paul

    Good looking car, wish it was coming to the US as well.

  • Vassilis

    Looks good!

  • john1168

    Too bad it’s not coming to the US. It’s a great looking car.

  • Dariush

    they should have used the Stinger platform and gone up in segment…it would have looked closer to the amazing concept.

  • LOOKS GOOD. NO DOUBT THE UPDATE WILL DITCH THE BLACK PLASTIC TRIM WHEN IT IS NO LONGER MANDATORY.

  • exeptor

    Looks nice, but in a lower trim levels and greish colors the word which will deacribe it best is anonymity.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wow! What a good looking Kia; stylistically, I can see Ford newest Focus and Fusion blended with the design especially the Ford-like grille inserts and the rear looks like a Porsche 911 and Panamera a bit.

    • Nefiu Ci

      Ford? dream on :)))

      Ford lost its path since they lost their kinetic design language

      the New Ford is a mix of the Fiat Tipo Hatchback, BMW 1 from the side (the windows) and volvo headlights.

      Except the 900/Quoris and Telluride KIA was always unique and individual in Design since Schreyer came in the Game – everything he touches turned to Gold so far

      • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I see Ford in this vehicle in my opinion especially the Fusion.

        • Nefiu Ci

          and where?

          • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The front fascia.

  • TheBelltower

    Looks good depending on the angle. Kinda dumpy from the side.

  • MarkoS

    Just give us a Stinger Wagon in the US please. STINGER WAGON! STINGER WAGAON! STINGER WAGON!

    • Leconte Dave

      Or Stinger EV Wagon

  • MarkoS

    Often Wagons have more utility as well, storage is a afterthought these days,

  • Maykel

    Pretty good. Hope it sells enough in an SUV craze era.

    • Thundersnow 463

      The biggest problem is that the most horsepower you can get from factory is 201 hp.

  • fabri99

    Reminds me of the Panamera Sport Turismo. Kia nailed it!

  • Mind Synthetic

    body side is really heavy, dlo fells small. also porsche “inspired ” styling is “very original”. koreans do what what they do best copy but at least they are searching for their own design language. ill give them an C+ because wagon

    • bd0007

      Uhh, this was designed in Germany.

      And those style taillights have been around for a while and used by numerous automakers – including FCA, much less Hyundai (Azera). Also been used on the Sportage.

  • U8INIT

    Shall I Proceed…Yes indeed!!!!

    • Nordschleife

      Lol. Good one.

  • Anon

    *KIA HQ* we got lazy on the back end of the car … so we just copied Porsche Panamara Homework

    • Galaxium

      To be fair, Kia has been using the LED bridge design for quite some time now. The Sportage and Rio are other examples.

    • bd0007

      Can say any # of models.

  • assassingtr

    “Can’t afford a Panamera? We’ve got the car for you!”

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Far too good looking to be a Panamera.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I think it would work better if it were a larger, more sportier car.. The concept seemed to be someone large like the Optima or Stinger. Then the lines would work.

    • bd0007

      Exactly.

      That’s why the shape/greenhouse isn’t as sleek as the concept – which looked to be longer in length and wheelbase.

      Would be more suited to something the size of the Optima.

  • SteersUright

    The back looks like a Panamera. The front and interior looks like a cheap Kia. Overall its still pretty decent.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nice Kia.

  • Brabusbus

    Poor man’s Porsche Panamera

  • erly5

    I’m really not feeling this. Rear overhang knocks out the proportions imo. The concept promised so much.

  • bd0007

    Much rather have this than the K3/Forte/Cerato hatch/GT.

  • Thundersnow 463

    Waaawwww 5mm longer

  • SkyBill40

    A taller, larger Porsche Panamera without the shield and performance pedigree? You’ve got to hand it to the designers here as they’ve definitely made a sharp looking car. Kia and Hyundai have both done rather well in that aspect over the past few years.

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