You can now order the Kia pro_cee'd priced from £17,495 for the entry-level petrol model 'S' 1.6 GDi with the top of the range 'SE' 1.6 GDi DCT costing £20,795.
There is the choice of either a petrol or diesel engine - a 1.6-litre GDi petrol and a 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel with Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) - and both are available in each trim grade. A six-speed manual transmission is standard across the range and Kia's six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox is also available in 1.6 GDi 'SE' model.
The petrol 1.6-litre GDi produces 133 bhp/164 lb/ft. Top speed is 121 mph across all variants. 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 diesel 1.6-litre CRDi outputs 126 bhp/192 lb/ft. The top speed is 122 mph. The 'S' grade model does 0-60 mph in 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 equate to the Vehicle Excise Duty Band 'A' which currently means it receive a free from VED (road tax) and exempt from London's Congestion Charge.
Kia's Flex Steer steering system is standard providing the driver with the choice of Normal, Comfort or Sport steering modes allowing them the option, at the touch of a button, of making the steering feel lighter or heavier depending on their preference, ideal for parking.
Standard safety equipment includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS). Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) triggers the brake lights to flash under heavy braking and the Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) keeps the car held on a slope whilst the driver pulls away. Plus there are six airbags (front, side and curtain) as well as all-round three-point seatbelts and ISOFIX child seat mountings. Deadlocks and an alarm and immobiliser help to protect the car from theft.
Compared to the five-door cee’d the three-door pro_cee'd with the exception of the front body structure, several major parts of the bodyshell - the roof, body sides, and rear-end - have been redesigned. The front doors are 270mm longer (at 1,410mm) to aid rear accessibility and the height has been lowered by 40mm to give a more sporting stance. Boot storage is 380 litres - the same as the 5-door cee'd - and 1,225 litres with the 60:40 split-rear seats folded down and there are storage compartments in the front and rear, centre console and under the boot floor.
Standard features include air conditioning, automatic lights with welcome and follow-me-home functionality, 'one touch' electric windows, electrically-operated, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters, cruise control with speed limiter and steering wheel mounted controls. Reversing sensors and a trip computer are also standard.
There is a six-speaker Radio/CD player with iPod and USB connectivity. Music can also be streamed to the by Bluetooth and there is a Bluetooth hands-free phone system which can also be controlled via voice recognition
Kia pro_cee'd is available in two trims 'S' and 'SE' with either engine option.
Kia pro_cee'd ‘S’ comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, projection headlights with dedicated cornering lights, LED daytime running lights and fog lights. Puddle-lights are built into the colour-coded door mirrors, the door handles are also painted to match, and a chrome surround outlines the side window profile with privacy glass fitted to the side-rear and tailgate windows. At the rear there's a high-level spoiler with integrated LED brake light, signature LED rear tail lights and a chrome-tipped oval exhaust.
The Kia pro_cee'd 'SE' adds 17-inch silver alloy wheels with contrasting anthracite highlights, 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. 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.
Kia pro_cee'd Prices
|Model||CO2 (g/km)||OTR Price|
|pro_cee'd 'S' 1.6 GDi||124||£17,495|
|pro_cee'd 'S' 1.6 CRDi||100||£18,595|
|pro_cee'd 'SE' 1.6 GDi||137||£19,495|
|pro_cee'd 'SE' 1.6 CRDi||112||£20,595|
|pro_cee'd 'SE' 1.6 GDi DCT||140||£20,795|
The Kia pro_cee'd is backed up with a seven year / 100,000 mile warranty (unlimited mileage in the first three years) that is fully transferable to subsequent owners.Published 15 February 2013