There is much to be said for the latest Kia pro_cee'd, featuring stunning sports coupe styling, dynamic handling and superb standard features. The brand new edition to the Kia family is an eagerly awaited three-door hatchback with incredible design qualities which will leave competitors in its class firmly in the dark.
The attractive exterior includes a striking graphite chrome grille and swept-back headlights providing a distinctly athletic look. The LED daytime running lights and cornering lights all scream Kia is design. Its low stance and sloping belt line ensures this coupe looks as good in profile as it does from the front. 16-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass adds to the premium quality design. Adjustable and heated door mirrors are included, providing safe, clear driver vision. This is a truly luxurious car.
Inside, Kia has focused on driver and passenger comfort, encompassing small but thorough design changes that mean the difference between a good ride and a fantastic one. A high-gloss centre console is included with sat nav and reverse parking sensor visuals, providing you with the way to park safely. The leather steering, gearshift and handbrake feature, enhancing the sporty feel to this coupe. The hands-free, Bluetooth music-streaming function allows you to connect to your iPhone, iPod or smartphone via a USB or auxiliary device, meaning you can listen to what you want, when you want to - all by voice command. Surprisingly spacious, the pro_cee'd features ample leg and headroom as well as boasting a remarkable 1225 litres luggage space with the rear seats folded, which is pretty impressive for a coupe.
The pro_cee'd incorporates an array of important safety functions too, including Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), as well as Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). These all add to better management on the roads and on more difficult terrain. Front fog lights provide increased clarity too. All pro_cee'd models also come with Kia's innovative Flex Steer system which allows the driver to select Normal, Comfort or Sport steering models.
Available as a 1.6-litre GDi or 1.6-litre CRDi engine, the pro_ceed features six gears for easier transmission, with a maximum power of 133bhp in the three petrol options available. Reaching a top speed of 122mph in the CRDi engines, the pro_cee'd is definitely able to compete with other vehicles in its class. With C02 emissions as little as 100g/km, this car demonstrates Kia's commitment to high quality design alongside environmentally aware technology.
To find out more about the Kia pro_cee'd, contact Snows in Basingstoke or Guildford, to arrange a test drive.