Prices and specifications for the new three-door Kia Pro_cee’d have been confirmed. The Pro_cee’d is available to order now, in two new trim levels exclusive to the Pro_cee’d range – S and SE – although the higher performance Pro_cee’d GT will be added to the line-up from the summer.
Two stop-start-equipped engines will be available, a 133bhp 1.6-litre GDI petrol and 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel, and both are available in both Pro_cee’d S and SE trims.
All cars come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while Kia’s six-speed dual clutch gearbox will be available on the 1.6-litre GDI petrol model in SE spec only.
Kia claims a faster time for the 0-60mph sprint for SE models, which takes 9.8 seconds for the S and 9.5 for the SE in petrol form, and 11.5 seconds for the S and 10.5 for the SE diesel.
The new Pro_cee’d's dimensions are longer and lower than its predecessor, and 40mm lower than the five-door Cee’d. The front doors are 270mm longer, at 1,410mm, than the Cee’d too, to aid access to the Pro_cee’d's rear seats. Boot space is the same as the Cee’d at 380 litres.
Instead of the Kia 1, 2 and 3 spec levels that are used on the rest of the firm’s cars, the Pro_cee’d switches to S and SE spec names.
The Pro_cee’d S features 16-inch alloys, black interior trim, auto headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth and parking sensors as standard. All models also get Kia’s Flex Steer system which gives three different steering weights – Normal, Comfort and Sport – that can be selected depending on the driver’s preference.
Upgrade to the Pro_cee’d SE and you get 17-inch alloys, electric seat adjustment, auto wipers, a seven-inch touchscreen sat-nav and a colour reversing camera.
Prices for the Pro_cee’d S petrol start at £17,495, while the diesel costs from £18,595. The SE petrol with a manual gearbox costs from £19,495, the petrol auto costs from £20,795 and the SE 1.6-litre diesel starts at £20,595.
All cars come with Kia’s seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard. Kia’s Care-3 all-inclusive servicing package costs £329, which covers the car’s first three services, or £609 for Care-3 Plus, which covers the car’s first five services.