Kia is announcing pricing and specification details for the all-new pro_cee’d that is now available to order from Kia dealerships across the UK.
On the outside, the ‘S’ and ‘SE’ grades share all the same visual cues except for the alloy wheel size and design – they are 16-inch on the ‘S’ and 17-inch on the ‘SE’.
At the rear there’s a high-level spoiler with integrated LED brake light, signature LED rear tail lights and a chrome-tipped oval exhaust.
Standard convenience features include automatic lights with welcome and follow-me-home functionality, ‘one touch’ electric windows, electrically-operated, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters, cruise control with speed limiter and steering wheel mounted controls. Reversing sensors and a trip computer are also standard.
Air-conditioning keeps the vehicle at comfortable temperatures whilst the six-speaker Radio/CD player with iPod and USB connectivity ensures occupants are always able to enjoy the music of their choice. Music can also be streamed to the hi-fi by Bluetooth – sharing the same technology as the car’s Bluetooth hands-free phone system which can also be controlled via voice recognition.
The new pro_cee’d is available with a choice of the 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine or the 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel motor. Both engines are available in ‘S’ and ‘SE’ trim levels and all versions have a six-speed manual transmission with ISG. Kia’s six-speed DCT automatic gearbox is also available on the 1.6 GDi in ‘SE’ trim.
The 1.6-litre GDi provides 133 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 164 lb/ft at 4,850 rpm. Top speed is 121 mph across all variants. In ‘S’ trim, the 0-60 mph dash takes 9.8 seconds (9.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 62.8mpg on the official combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 124g/km.
The 1.6-litre CRDi provides 126 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 192 lb/ft in between 1,900 rpm and 2,750 rpm. Top speed is 122 mph. In ‘S’ grade guise, the 0-60 mph sprint takes 11.5 seconds (10.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 78.5 mpg on the official combined cycle.
|CO2 (g/km)||OTR Price|
|pro_cee’d ‘S’ 1.6 GDi||124||£17,495|
|pro_cee’d ‘S’ 1.6 CRDi||100||£18,595|
|pro_cee’d ‘SE’ 1.6 GDi||137||£19,495|
|pro_cee’d ‘SE’ 1.6 CRDi||112||£20,595|
|pro_cee’d ‘SE’ 1.6 GDi DCT||140||£20,795|