Kia Proceed 2019 has been revealed for its European viewers
Kia has pulled the wraps off the all-new Proceed automobile, primarily based on an idea automobile that shares the identical title.
ProCeed is predicted to make its official world premiere on the 2018 Paris Motor Present, earlier than occurring sale completely to European drivers at first of 2019.
It blends collectively the area of a tourer with a five-door taking pictures brake physique and shares a whole lot of the identical DNA as the usual Ceed.
The ProCeed shall be out there as a ‘GT-Line’ or high-performance GT mannequin which ought to give the automobile an general sportier presence.
At Four,605 mm lengthy, the ProCeed is 5 mm longer than the Ceed Sportswagon, with an extended 885 mm entrance overhang. At 1,422 mm in top, its roofline sits 43 mm decrease than that of the Sportswagon, whereas floor clearance is lowered by 5 mm, to 135 mm.
Constructed on the identical ‘K2’ platform as different Ceed fashions, the two,650 mm wheelbase stays unchanged.
Resulting from its giant proportions it has a beneficiant boot capability of 594 litres, making it nearly 50 per cent extra capacious than the usual five-door automobile.
Kia says it has been optimised to drive and take care of European roads, which will be demanding and require sharp dealing with and dynamic driving.
Kia Proceed 2019
It’s fitted with fully-independent suspension as normal, the identical setup because the Ceed and Ceed Sportwagon however uniquely tuned in comparison with its siblings.
The Proceed can be 5 mm decrease than the Ceed and Sportswagon with spring and damper charges tailor-made to accommodate its taking pictures brake dimensions and cab-rearward design.
Each ProCeed, no matter wheel dimension, is on the market with Michelin Pilot Sport Four tyres and Digital Stability Management (ESC), Torque Vectoring by Braking know-how and an electrical seven-year steering wheel.
The ProCeed is powered by a large selection of engines. GT-Line vehicles can be found with three , of engine – a 1.Zero-litre T-GDi, 1.Four-litre T-GDi energy unit, or a diesel 1.6-litre CRDi.
Kia Proceed 2019
The 1.Zero-litre T-GDi produces 120 ps and 172 Nm, whereas the 1.Four-litre T-GDi energy unit produces 140 ps and 242 Nm of torque.
Each engines supply a six-speed handbook transmission as normal, whereas the 1.Four-litre T-GDi is on the market with Kia’s seven-speed Twin-Clutch Transmission.
Nevertheless, choosing the all-new ‘Smartstream’ 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine will get 136 ps and 320 Nm with the seven-speed Twin-Clutch Transmission.
GT fashions are pored by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine and produce 204 ps and 265 Nm torque, making it essentially the most highly effective within the vary.
Kia Proceed 2019
Contained in the automobile, the ‘floating’ infotainment system will be specified as both a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen audio system or eight.Zero-inch touchscreen satellite tv for pc navigation system.
Each techniques are suitable with Apple CarPlay (for iPhone 5 and onwards) and Android Auto.
Commonplace applied sciences embrace full Bluetooth smartphone integration, automated lights, and keyless entry whereas sure specification vehicles include a JBL Premium sound system.
There are two Drive Modes drivers can choose involving Regular and Sport which can subtly change the character of the powertrain and alter the extent of effort have to steer the automobile
Kia Proceed 2019
Along with the automobile’s six normal airbags, superior driver help applied sciences improve occupant safety, utilizing lively security techniques to mitigate the chance of collisions. Commonplace security applied sciences will embrace Excessive Beam Help, Driver Consideration Warning, Lane Maintaining Help with Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help.
Additionally it is out there with Lane Following Help, Good Cruise Management with Cease & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Visitors Collision Warning, Good Parking Help, and pedestrian recognition for the Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help system.
Emilio Herrera, Chief Working Officer for Kia Motors Europe, feedback: “The ProCeed is a automobile that represents every part Kia stands for.
“This stunning taking pictures brake physique presents drivers an unmatched mixture of design, area and versatility, representing a singular proposition within the mid-size household automobile section.
“Engineered on European roads, for European drivers, the ProCeed shall be partaking to drive.
“Inbuilt Europe, to the very best requirements of manufacturing, it additionally presents house owners the reassurance of Kia’s distinctive 7-12 months, 100,000-mile guarantee.”
Manufacturing of the ProCeed taking pictures brake begins in November, and gross sales begin completely throughout Europe within the first quarter of 2019. It is going to be coated by Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile guarantee as normal.
Full UK specification, pricing, and on-sale date have been confirmed to be introduced in the end.