Kia’s new pro_cee’d is available to order from today, with emissions from as little as 100g/km CO2.
Two engines will be available, a 1.6 GDi petrol and a 1.6 CRDi turbodiesel with Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) and there’s a choice of two trim levels.
The three-door hatchback is also available with either a six-speed manual transmission or with Kia’s six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox on the 1.6 GDi SE model.
Joining the new cee’d model, the new pro_cee’d is lower and longer than its previous generation version. It shares all the same external dimensions as the new cee’d save for its height – new pro_cee’d is 40mm lower than its 5-door sibling.
“The all-new Kia pro_cee’d is a true clean sheet design,” says Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors Corporation. “With its distinctive form language and dynamic proportions, muscular stance and athletic lines, this ‘coupe’ follows a very different visual path to the cee’d. It’s a completely different car on every level.”
With two trims to choose from, the entry-level S trim comes as standard with 16 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic lights, cruise control with speed limiter, Radio/CD player with iPod and USB connectivity and electric windows.
Move up to the SE trim and there is 17 inch alloy wheels, stainless steel door sill plates and pedals, power lumbar seat support for both driver and passenger, automatic dual-zone climate control and automatic rain-sensing wipers with a built-in de-icer function.
The ‘SE’ also boasts a 7-inch touchscreen European-wide satellite navigation system with full UK postcode functionality and TMC – this screen doubles up to display the images from the colour reversing camera when the vehicle is in reverse – and an automatically-dimming rear view mirror and keyless smart entry system with start/stop ignition button.
The 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine provides the pro_cee’d with 133 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 164 lb/ft at 4,850 rpm. In ‘S’ trim, the 0-60 mph dash takes 9.8 seconds (9.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 62.8mpg on the official combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 124g/km.
The 1.6-litre CRDi delivers 126 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 192 lb/ft in between 1,900 rpm and 2,750 rpm. In ‘S’ grade guise, the 0-60 mph sprint takes 11.5 seconds (10.5 on the ‘SE’) and returns 78.5 mpg on the official combined cycle. CO2 emissions of 100g/km, also in ‘S’ spec, place the pro_cee’d hatchback in Vehicle Excise Duty Band ‘A’ meaning free road fund licence and exemption from London’s Congestion Charge.
Prices start from £17,495 for the GDi engine models and £18,595 for a CRDi.
Faye has been writing about cars and environmental issues since 2007. A suspected eco-warrior working on the corporate inside, Faye mainly likes the weird, quirky vehicles that show a distinct environmental advantage. Her ideal car has enough room to fit a bale of hay in the boot. When not working, she likes nothing better than to head out on her bicycle and explore the countryside.
February 15, 2013
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