The Pro_cee’d’s spec 3 is priced almost identically to the equivalent five-door Cee’d, warranting only a £300 cheaper list price. Bravely, Kia thinks the three-door’s style means buyers will pay the same as they would for its more practical five-door sister, and there’s no denying that the Pro_cee’d is still a well priced and equipped car.

Similarly powered competitors from Ford and Vauxhall can cost an extra £2000 and still don't come so well equipped. Plus, there is considerable appeal to Kia’s excellent seven-year warranty, while other running costs should prove competitive, particularly the very decent economy you’ll get from any of the diesel engines.

There’s no denying the Pro_cee’d is a well priced and equipped car

Residuals are also decent, with the diesel models retaining around 55 percent of their value after three years and 30,000 miles.

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