Kia has given its three-door Procee'd hatchback a more sporting appearance and also added the revisions which appeared on the standard Cee'd
Mark Tisshaw
13 September 2012

Kia has revealed its new three-door Cee’d ahead of its debut at the Paris motor show. The Kia Procee’d is due to reach UK showrooms in spring 2013.

The model now completes the three-strong Cee’d line-up, joining five-door hatchback and estate models.

The design of Kia’s rakish three-door hatchback is significantly sportier than the previous model and Kia says it “features all of the improvements” to the recently-launched five-door Cee’d and Sportwagon estate. That means a more upmarket interior, multi-link rear suspension and a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

The engine line-up is expected to mirror the five-door Cee’d’s range of 98bhp 1.4 and 133bhp 1.6-litre petrol engines and a 1.6-litre diesel developing 125bhp. Insiders have previously hinted there will be a hot turbocharged 1.6 model at the top of the range with around 200bhp designed to give the three-door Cee’d the performance credibility to match its looks.

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Kia Procee'd

The Kia Procee'd looks the part, but does the drive deliver?

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13 September 2012

Yes, but still,nothing new to look at, nice interior, built well?,who nows.

Peter Cavellini.

13 September 2012

This undoubtedly is the hottest Kia ever launched, I'm truly impressed!

13 September 2012

Now can we have some pace to go with? They've definitely got to come up with the 200bhp version.

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13 September 2012


13 September 2012

Could Autocar give us the background - is it true that Korean road tax is based on the area of glass in a car? Soon the windowless rear.

13 September 2012

Quite a nice looking car. Reminds me of both the Megane Coupé and Astra GTC... although the latter, after having seen a number of them on the roads, is quite an ugly looking thing in the flesh - partly because it just looks enormous - very high, wide and long! Let's hope the Kia has a better presence on the streets.

"Work hard and be nice to people"

13 September 2012

Very impressive indeed.  Kia and Hyundai are seriously beginning to build really nice cars,  I would buy one, but they don’t make large enough or powerful enough diesels; give us a 2 litre TDI with between 150-170bhp and I would change out my Octavia VRS TDI.

13 September 2012

I agree with you completely! A 4 pot diesel with around 150bhp would be a great addition to this line up.

13 September 2012

Much nicer than a Veloster but the lack of a more powerful model and the 'KIA' brand (lack of any kudos) won't tempt me out my Scirocco

13 September 2012

The equivalent car is called the "Forte" outside Europe, so why are we still stuck with "cee'd"?

Apparently, the name originates from Kia's desire to construct an anagram to reflect the "Europeaness" of their new baby ... So they took the initials of the "European Community" ("Communaute Economique" in French) and added "European Design" ... and came up with "cee'd" (the apostrophe is because the anagram Kia came up with was CEEED because they wrongly believing that the EC was still called the EEC at the time they named it - we changed in 1993, Kia) ...

Beats me why nobody said "That sounds silly, let's just call it the Forte" ...


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