Most of what’s we like about the five-door Cee’d applies here too. The Pro_cee’d is a spacious car that’s refined enough, comes with an excellent seven-year warranty and is just as well priced as its more practical sibling. Furthering its cause is that from some angles the Pro_cee’d is a conspicuously good-looking machine and at times is an agile device to drive.

It’s a shame, then, that these enhancements are marred by this trim level’s suspension settings and wheels; Kia has instilled its hatch with an unnecessary firmness in place of extra dynamism. The result is a car with arguably less finesse than its five-door sibling.

Kia has instilled its hatch with an unnecessary firmness in place of extra dynamism

Nevertheless, the Pro_cee’d is still two very important things: it is a good car, and an interesting one. Kia’s resurgence continues.

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