2019 Kia Proceed Is A Stylish Way To Stay Away From The SUV Hoi Polloi

If you need a stylish compact estate in your life, and don’t want (or can’t afford) the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake, then you’re left with a single option: the Kia Proceed.

The very striking design seems to have been inspired by a multitude of much more upscale, and expensive, models. Most of the times, such endeavors don’t yield a satisfying result, yet Kia’s risk has paid off, as the Proceed looks quite good, especially at the back, where we can almost get a Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo vibe. Almost…

Also Read: Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake vs. Kia Proceed: Which Is The Fairest Sporty Wagon Of Them All?

As stylish as the exterior may be, the cabin is very simple. However, this layout makes sure that everything is ergonomically sound. Space on the back seat is decent, even for taller passengers, and the boot capacity, at 594 liters (21 cu-ft) with the rear seats up, won’t let users down.

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The 2019 Proceed is very well equipped too, with the GT Line, which is the sole trim level on sale in Ireland, getting standard gear such as the 17-inch alloy wheels, an infotainment system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging pad, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert Warning and high beam assist for roughly €30,000 ($33,950) OTR.

A single engine will have to make do, at least for now. The 1.4-liter, turbocharged four produces 140 PS (138 hp / 103 kW) and is matched to a standard six-speed manual or, optionally, a seven-speed automatic transmission.

So, why did we mention the spec for Ireland? Because that’s where the Proceed was put to the test – and the feedback-filled review is only a mouse-click away.


  • jfalckt

    Why are their names different on either sides of the atlantic, like the Nissan Qashqai is called the Rogue Sport in US?

  • carlbolt

    Very awkward back and weird proportion. The rear overhang is too long.

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