2014 Kia Pro Ceed
Kia Pro Ceed
The new Kia pro_cee’d joins the cee’d hatchback and cee’d Sportswagon as the one-third installment in the up-to-the-minute coevals cee’d sept and leave be coupled by Kia’s get-go e’er performance-orientated framework – the Kia pro_cee’d GT – from the summertime of 2013.
Kia’s fashionable new three-door hatchback is offered with a quality of two passementerie levels – ‘S’ and ‘SE’ – both of which are new and unparalleled to the pro_cee’d. The ‘S’ comes with a identical comp story of stipulation whilst the ‘SE’ adds a server of lavishness and ease features unremarkably the save of often more expensive machinery.
Two engines are offered in the new pro_cee’d line-up – a 1.6-litre GDi gasolene and a 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel with Well-informed Blockage & Go (ISG) – and both are usable in apiece shave course. A six-speed manual transmittal is criterion crossways the grasp and Kia’s six-speed Three-fold Batch Transmitting (DCT) gearbox is too usable in 1.6 GDi ‘SE’ pretext.
Yearner and depress than the premature genesis reading, the new pro_cee’d is Kia’s nearly emotionally-charged fomite to see and has been penned to display execution and vigour from every tip, furrow and curl.
“The all-new Kia pro_cee’d is a genuine unobjectionable canvass pattern,” says Tool Schreyer, Prexy and Chieftain Figure Policeman, Kia Motors Corp. “With its typical mannikin lyric and active proportions, powerful position and gymnastic lines, this ‘coupe’ follows a really dissimilar ocular itinerary to the cee’d. It’s a whole unlike car on every floor.”
2014 Kia Pro Ceed
With the exclusion of the figurehead structure, various major parts of the bodyshell – the ceiling, consistency sides, and rear-end – bear been redesigned compared to the stream cee’d. Annulated structures on kernel pillars and tailboard scuttle are suffer been added in to ascertain inflexibility and hit refuge. New pro_cee’d shares nevertheless extraneous dimensions as the stream cee’d spare for its tallness – new pro_cee’d is 40mm frown than its 5-door sib.
New pro_cee’d features a unequalled breast conception compared to its siblings. The battlefront fog lights are insert into a new superimposed conception and are sat in a more snappy lour bumper figure ended with iniquity chromium-plate highlights. The glossiness blacken ‘tiger nuzzle’ grillwork is somewhat narrower and affiliated to the headlights with darkness chromium-plate extensions to add the car a more belligerent posture that is boost enhanced by the prominent LED day working lights that are received on all versions.
The figurehead doors are 270mm yearner (at 1,410mm) than those on the cee’d and, parenthesis from up arse availability, they study in concordance with the aslant beltline and narrow-minded greenhouse, the depress roofline and the chromium-plate windowpane surrounds to consecrate the new pro_cee’d a identical silklike incline visibility.
As with the former genesis, the behind of the pro_cee’d is characterised by a steeply-angled bottom windowpane and protuberant stern lamps that sit astraddle liberal shoulders. A nigrify depress bumper slip with a set of unified compounding lamps and reflectors service to bestow a hunkered-down flavour to the back. The LED stern lights produce a potent night-time front to the pro_cee’d thanks to a U-shaped LED practice that is unequalled to the fomite.
The outside’s performance-orientated looks are echoed on the interior with a driver-centric layout to the splasher and innovative, agiotage touches such as the wickedness fabric trimming, lightlessness headlining, pianoforte lightlessness facia trimming and elusive chromium-plate accents to the threshold handles, instruments and air vents.
The five-seat upcountry has been intentional to be as ergonomically nonrational as potential with all the on-board and docudrama controls handily placed for driver and passengers. Practicality is improved compared to the conclusion coevals manakin too. Kick warehousing is up 40 litres to 380 litres – the like as the 5-door cee’d – and up 15 litres to 1,225 litres with the 60:40 split-rear seating folded fine-tune and thither are reposition compartments in the breast and bum, center comfort and nether boot story.
To contemplate how unlike the new pro_cee’d is to the relaxation of the line-up, it unambiguously moves out from Kia UK’s wonted framework language of ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’ for launching, mid-range and top-of-the-range versions. The ‘S’ mark offers a mellow storey of spec for an ‘entry-level’ variant whilst the ‘SE’ adds the quilt and civilization of many high-end features.
On the extraneous, the ‘S’ and ‘SE’ grades ploughshare however optic cues demur for the debase roll sizing and designing – they are 16-inch on the ‘S’ and 17-inch on the ‘SE’.
At the presence thither is a narrower ‘tiger-nose’ grillwork with a shadow chromium-plate circumvent and glossary blacken engagement, jut headlights with consecrated cornering lights, LED daylight working lights and fog lights. Puddle-lights are reinforced into the colour-coded doorway mirrors, the threshold handles are besides multicolor to equal, and a chromium-plate environs outlines the incline windowpane visibility with concealment chalk fitted to the side-rear and tailboard windows.
At the bum thither’s a high-altitude coddler with incorporate LED stoplight, touch LED arse backside lights and a chrome-tipped ovate release.
On the within thither’s a sporty appearing to the cockpit with lightlessness fabric upholstery with a contrastive grayish ‘meshing’ pattern and false leather inserts, lightlessness headlining, pianoforte nigrify facia and doorway trims, a leather cut wheel, gearstick and handbrake.
Criterion gismo features admit reflex lights with receive and follow-me-home functionality, ‘one hint’ galvanic windows, electrically-operated, het and fold threshold mirrors with incorporated LED english repeaters, sail ascendancy with speeding clipper and wheel mounted controls. Reversing sensors and a misstep estimator are too measure.
Air-conditioning keeps the fomite at well-situated temperatures whilst the six-speaker Tuner/CD actor with iPod and USB connectivity ensures occupants are ever able-bodied to relish the euphony of their prize. Euphony can likewise be streamed to the hi by Bluetooth – communion the like engineering as the car’s Bluetooth hands-free sound organisation which can besides be controlled via vocalisation credit.
Low fitted to the cee’d, Kia’s Deform Channelize guidance arrangement provides the driver with the quality of Convention, Solace or Sportsman guidance modes allowing them the pick, at the ghost of a push, of fashioning the guidance spirit light or heavier contingent their druthers.
Kia has a popular attack to prophylactic – all models inside a orbit are minded the like dynamic and peaceful systems and the pro_cee’d is no elision.
Received fighting systems admit Electronic Stableness Restraint (ESC), Fomite Stableness Direction (VSM), Anti-Lock Braking Organization (ABS) with Electronic Bracken personnel Dispersion (EBD) and Bracken Attend (BAS). Exigency Block Signalling (ESS) triggers the bracken lights to photoflash nether gravid braking and the Hill-start Aid Ascendancy (HAC) keeps the car held on a incline whilst the driver pulls out.
Inner the car, peaceful features admit six airbags (battlefront, position and drapery) too as all-around three-point seatbelts and ISOFIX kid bottom mountings. Deadlocks and an horrify and immobiliser service to dissuade undesirable intruders.
Edifice on the comp spec of the pro_cee’d ‘S’, the ‘SE’ adds a server of extra equipment. On the external, 17-inch eloquent debase wheels with contrastive anthracite highlights raise the car’s optic ingathering and the outside threshold address miniature provides a hard-nosed signature and agio feeling.
Moving indoors thither are stainless doorway sill plates and pedals, index lumbar behind reinforcement for both driver and rider, reflexive dual-zone clime ascendancy and reflexive rain-sensing wipers with a inbuilt de-icer role.
The ‘SE’ too boasts a 7-inch touchscreen European-wide orbiter seafaring organisation with total UK zip functionality and TMC – this filmdom doubles capable expose the images from the colouring reversing camera when the fomite is in reversion – and an automatically-dimming back aspect mirror and keyless ache entering organisation with beginning/stopover lighting push.
ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS
The new pro_cee’d is uncommitted with a quality of the 1.6-litre GDi gas locomotive or the 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel centrifugal. Both engines are useable in ‘S’ and ‘SE’ passementerie levels and all versions let a six-speed manual transmitting with ISG. Kia’s six-speed DCT robotic gearbox is likewise useable on the 1.6 GDi in ‘SE’ reduce.
The 1.6-litre GDi provides 133 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 164 lb/ft at 4,850 rpm. Top amphetamine is 121 mph crosswise all variants. In ‘S’ trimness, the 0-60 mph das takes 9.8 seconds (9.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 62.8mpg on the functionary combined oscillation with CO2 emissions of 124g/km.
The 1.6-litre CRDi provides 126 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 192 lb/ft in ‘tween 1,900 rpm and 2,750 rpm. Top fastness is 122 mph. In ‘S’ mark pretense, the 0-60 mph dash takes 11.5 seconds (10.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 78.5 mpg on the functionary combined cps. CO2 emissions of 100g/km, likewise in ‘S’ specification, post this fashionable hatchback in Fomite Expunge Tariff Isthmus ‘A’ signification absolve route store certify and immunity from London’s Over-crowding Burster.
CARE-3 SERVICING & WARRANTY
All versions of pro_cee’d deliver service intervals of 20,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes preferably.
Alike many early models in the Kia ambit, pro_cee’d is useable with Care-3 – Kia’s across-the-board service bundle that provides ret customers inflation-proof service costs for the commencement tercet or, in the cause of Care-3 Summation, pentad services of the fomite’s aliveness. It is too full transferrable to subsequent owners. Care-3 is useable on pro_cee’d for &lb;329. Care-3 Positive is useable for &punt;609.
As with all new Kias, pro_cee’d comes with an industry-leading sevener yr / 100,000 mi warrant (straight-out milage in the beginning iii age) that is amply negotiable to subsequent owners.