Other than a slightly different finish to the faux metal painted plastic, the dash is identical to that of the five-door. Which is no bad thing.

The finish in some areas is as good as anything else in the class. Though the Procee’d may not quite match the interior ambience of the Golf or recently fettled Focus, it is certainly good enough to warrant consideration, and especially given the generous equipment tally.

The finish in some areas is as good as anything else in the class

Despite the inherited dash structure, the Procee’d’s revised roofline does give the cabin a more focused and slightly sporting feel. With both reach and rake movement in the steering, and height adjustment for the driver’s seat, the helm should cater for most shapes.

Although the rear accommodation is adequately spacious, access is not. The problem is not the aperture, but the front seats. On the passenger’s side we could not get the shoulder-mounted lever to slide the front seat forward, and while this did work on the driver’s side, the memory function did not.

It’s some consolation, then, that Kia has revised the Procee’d’s rear seat squab so that it no longer needs to be tilted forward before the rear seat backs fold flat. Luggage space below the parcel shelf and with the rear seats up matches that of the five-door: a credible 340 litres. Maximum capacity dips to 1130 litres.


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