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BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Windscreen with acoustic glazing
BRAKES
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC) including ABS, ASR and EDL
  • Hill hold function
  • Multi-Collision braking
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Luggage compartment mat
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Comfort dynamic suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Audi connect
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • Electro-mechanical power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
  • Electric boot release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 7" Colour driver information system
  • MMI Navigation
  • Service interval indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Aluminium ellipse silver trim
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audi sound system
  • CD player
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Two SDXC card slots
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Air inlets in titanium black with matt aluminium inlay
  • Aluminium roof frame and window trim
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Chrome plated exhaust pipe
  • High gloss black B pillar trims and triangular rear door trim
  • Rear diffuser strip in chrome
  • Solid paint
  • Twilight grey matt radiator grille in matt aluminium inlay
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front fog lights
  • Xenon headlights with LED Daytime running light
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 x USB charging port with aux input socket
  • 3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Aluminium door sill trims
  • Centre console with cupholders
  • Cloth headlining
  • Front centre armrest
  • Gearshift paddles
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Titanium grey headlining
  • Twin leather upholstery front sports seats
PACKS
  • LED interior light pack - A5/RS5
  • Non Smokers pack
SAFETY
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection
  • Pre sense city
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Variable restraint system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 4 way electric lumbar support
  • 40/20/40 split folding 2 seater rear seat bench with rear centre armrest
  • Front head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether
  • Manual seat adjustment
  • Rear headrests
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm system
  • Anti theft wheel bolts
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless Go
  • Remote central locking
TOWING
  • Towbar preparation
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" 5 arm star design alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO2: 134
  • HC: 27E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1984
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 47.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 57.6
  • EC Urban: 37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 7.2
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TFSI
  • Coin Series: Sport
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 8.9
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 3900
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 199
  • Engine Torque MKG: 27.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 270
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1350
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 140
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 245/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 ARM STAR DESIGN
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
  • Height: 1371
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4673
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.5
  • Wheelbase: 2764
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1846
  • Width (including mirrors): 2029
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 465
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 54
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1965
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1450
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 515

PROCREATION

If you're torn between a coupe and a hatch and prioritise style in a compact family car, Kia's Proceed could fit the bill. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Once a small coupe, Kia's Proceed is now a small estate - but a very stylish one. The brand has chosen to supplement its existing Ceed SW station wagon with this swoopier Proceed 'shooting brake' model to create a 'Fastback' look with that 'want one' factor. The brand promises that the drive dynamics will match the aesthetic promise too.

Background

Kia calls this Proceed a 'Shooting Brake'. Isn't that just another word for an 'estate car'? Well no, not really. A Shooting Brake, in contrast, is more of an occasional and much more stylised load-lugger, loved by sportsman - and especially shooting parties (hence the name) - from the 1950s and 1960s, particularly here in Britain. A kind of 'estate coupe' if you like, which is why virtually all 'shooting brake' designs from the last century had only three doors. Princess Anne's Reliant Scimitar GTE from the Seventies was one of these, with similar cars like the Lancia Beta HPE, the Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer and the Volvo 1800ES dating from the same era. In more recent times, the 'Shooting Brake' concept has made a comeback with designs like Ferrari's FF. But you'll know it better perhaps from two Mercedes models, 'Shooting Brake' versions of that Stuttgart brand's CLS and CLA models. It was the CLA Shooting Brake that prompted Kia to produce this stylish Ceed derivative.

Driving Experience

Gone are the days when Kia was content to merely try and reach a minimum class standard when it comes to drive dynamics. Ex-BMW M-Chief Albert Biermann, Kia's Head of handling development, spent six months with his team fine-tuning this Proceed and the brand promises that you'll feel the difference, even on a very short test drive. There are three engine choices - a 134bhp 1.6 CRDi diesel and a couple of T-GDi petrol units, a 138bhp 1.4 and a 201bhp 1.6. Engine noise is enhanced by a soundtrack emphasised through flaps in the exhaust and delivered into the cabin through the stereo speakers. There are firmer shocks and springs for the all-independent suspension than you'd get on a mere ordinary Ceed. But the roadway demeanour's kept from being too brittle by the adoption of softer anti-roll bars than you'd get on that shopping rocket variant. Transmission-wise, there's a choice of either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch auto with alloy paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. You have to have that DCT 'box with the top petrol engine.

Design and Build

If you're going to sell on style, you have to make an effort and, sure enough, the Proceed shares only the front wings and bonnet with other Ceed body styles. The roof line is 43mm lower than on an ordinary Ceed SW estate and 5mm longer, plus the windscreen is 1.5-degrees more steeply-raked and the rear window is slanted 65-degrees off the vertical. There's more aggressive styling to the front bumper than you'd see on any ordinary Ceed. And what the designers call a 'coast to coast' look for the rear that unites the LED tail lamps with the double exhaust pipes. There are 17-inch wheels with 'GT-Line' trim - or 18-inchers with the GT model. Inside, it actually feels quite special, especially in a top 'GT' model, which features leather and Alcantara sports seats with red-stitching and GT badging. There's a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel and black roof lining. Unfortunately, rear vision out of the sloping rear window isn't great though. Rear legroom is much as you'd find it on a more ordinary Ceed model. Headroom though, as you might expect from a 'Fastback coupe', is slightly more limited. There's a 594-litre boot, which is just 31-litres less than you'd get in the ordinary Ceed SW estate.

Market and Model

Proceed pricing sits about £1,500 above what you'd pay for an equivalent hatch model. But it only comes with Kia's premium sporty trim levels, 'GT-Line' and 'GT'. That means figures that start at around £24,000 for the base 1.4 T-GDi 'GT-Line' variant. There's an £1,100 premium for the auto gearbox. For the diesel version, you'll need to be looking at a £25,000 budget. The 1.4 T-GDi derivative also comes in slightly plusher 'GT-Line S' form but for that you'll need around £27,000. If you want the top 1.6 201bhp T-GDi petrol engine (which comes only in auto form), you'll need top 'GT' trim, which will require a £28,000 budget. As standard, the ProCeed 'GT-Line' comes with a six-speaker audio system, with DAB radio and MP3 compatibility and USB and AUX ports for connection of a media device. Bluetooth with voice recognition and music streaming is provided, too, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for easy smartphone connection. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel (TMC), as well as Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom Live is included and is combined with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster display and trip computer. A reversing camera with dynamic guidelines is integrated into the centre fascia screen, as well as the fitment of rear parking sensors.

Cost of Ownership

This Proceed needs to be reasonably affordable to run to interest likely buyers and the figures seem to stack up acceptably well. The base 1.4 T-GDi petrol model achieves 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 132g/km of CO2. Or 44.8mpg and 130g/km in auto form. Go for the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine and you're looking at 56.5mpg and 111g/km of CO2. Or 54.3mpg and 110g/km in auto form. The top 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol model (which comes only in auto form) manages 39.3mpg and 142g/km. All the figures just given are WLTP-rated for fuel and NEDC2-rated for CO2. As usual with Kia, there's a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty which, since it can be passed from owner to owner, should help the impressively strong residual values. You might want to note that roadside assistance cover is limited to one year, but you do get a long 12 year bodywork warranty. Maintenance costs can be kept down by opting for Kia's 'Care-3' or 'Care-3 Plus' servicing packages, which offer a fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing plan for the first three or five years, something which can also be passed on to subsequent owners.

Summary

You probably won't have started out wanting a Proceed in searching the market for something a bit more stylish and interesting that suits your family needs. Now that you know about this model though, it's possible that it might ideally suit a desired combination of desirability and sensibility in a relatively affordable versatile compact family car. We'd still have hesitated to recommend it a few years ago though, given the vanilla way that Kias back then tended to drive. But that's all changed now. This model's 'shooting brake' concept may be a nod to past hunting wagons of the landed gentry but the concept here is very much of our time: a compact yet spacious estate that doesn't drive like one, that's nicely finished, practically configured and relatively affordable to run. It's very much an estate for people who wouldn't normally buy such a thing. And that makes it quite a tempting prospect.

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