KIA Pro cee'd Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 3
First production year: 2007
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback
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Kia totally re-imagined the ProCeed from the ground up gave it a new bodywork and a new designation as a shooting brake. The automaker thought that those kids who grew up loving the Pro_cee'd first generation would go for the new ProCeed, and now they need more interior room for their family.

Over the years, the humble Kia cee'd evolved in many ways, and the nameplate was just one of them. As a result, the former Pro_cee'd became ProCeed, and the three-door hatchback evolved into a sporty-looking station wagon. Even though it was not exactly a true shooting brake since it had four doors plus the tailgate, it looked like one.

At the front, the car sported a fresh front fascia, which featured the “Tiger-nose” design language imagined by Kia's lead designer, Peter Schreyer. He was known as the father of the Audi TT's first generation, and he had a love for sporty-looking vehicles. As a result, the ProCeed was the car that inspired him, and, besides the new aggressive-looking grille, there were the swept-back headlights adorned with LED daytime running lights. On the lower part of the bumper, the designer placed a second grille with a trapezoidal shape flanked by triangular, vertical side scoops for the fog lamps. From its profile, the ProCeed featured a long roofline sloped down towards the back of the car. It was not as practical as a regular station wagon, but it looked better. The sculptured door panels, the flush door handles, and the darkened B- and C-pillars made the car look like a shooting brake. Furthermore, at the rear, the automaker installed slim taillights that emerged from the rear quarter panels to the tailgate. As a final touch, underneath the bumper, Kia installed fake exhaust tips, emphasizing the car's sporty character.

Inside, the automaker improved the materials' quality and enhanced the whole cabin. In front of the driver, the ProCeed featured a well-arranged instrument cluster with two large dials for the tachometer on the left and the speedometer on the right. They flanked a center-mounted TFT display for the onboard computer. Atop the center stack, Kia placed the infotainment's unit 7” touchscreen in a free-floating position. Thus, it joined the trend in the automotive industry, ditching the former integrated screens approach. The driver and their side passengers sat on high-bolstered seats separated by a tall center console that housed the gear selector (or the gear stick for vehicles fitted with a manual gearbox), a pair of cup holders with a sliding lid, and a storage compartment under the center armrest. At the back, the split-folding bench seat was wide enough for three passengers, although the headroom was diminished by the roof's shape. The trunk could hold up to 594 liters (21 cu-ft) of luggage, and owners could expand it by folding down the rear seats seatback.

Under the hood, Kia installed a range of turbocharged gasoline or diesel engines ranging from 140 PS (138 HP) to 204 PS (201 HP) paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The ProCeed was available exclusively as a front-wheel-drive vehicle.

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More than a year after the introduction of the ceed's second generation in January 2014, the Korean automaker launched the sporty-looking pro_cee'd.

While other automakers started to ditch their three-door compact hatchbacks from lineups, Kia continued the journey for the pro_cee'd. Even though this model was based on the same platform as the cee'd, it featured a completely different styling that was sportier and more attractive for the younger generations.

Most three-door versions of European hatchbacks were, basically, the same vehicles, albeit with fewer doors. Kia, on the other hand, chose a different path. It created a new front fascia where the headlights resembled the five-door version. Yet, the grille was clearly narrower and wider. Thus, the car looked sportier. In addition, the lower bumper sported a broader grille and squarish fog lamps instead of the rounded ones fitted on its siblings, the five-door hatchback and the SW. From its profile, the ascending beltline and the lower greenhouse led to a dynamic look of the vehicle. Finally, at the back, the racked-forward tailgate and the taillights were specific for this sporty-looking vehicle.

The car's interior echoed its exterior with the bolstered front seats and the driver-oriented dashboard. Yet, there needed to be more room in the back for more than two adults and only for short jaunts. Still, Kia didn't leave the practicality attribute aside and provided a split-folding benchseat that expanded the trunk space, which could get from a regular 380 liters (13.4 cu-ft) up to 1,225 liters (43.2 cu-ft).

In 2013, Europeans were still very attracted by turbodiesel engines, so Kia offered the pro_cee'd with three of these powerplants to choose from and another three gasoline-powered versions.

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Just a year after the introduction of the cee'd's first-generation, Kia stunned the world again with a surprisingly good-looking hatchback: the 2007 Pro cee'd.

In the past, carmakers offered their hatchbacks in three or five-door versions. It was the same for Opel Astra, Volkswagen Golf, Renault Megane, or Ford Focus. But Kia took another path and offered the 3-door cee'd in a different shape, named Pro_cee'd.

The Korean carmaker used the same platform, but the bodywork was different. While it featured the same front fascia, the designer tilted the windshield even more, and the roofline sat lower than the one on the regular cee'd. It was a daring move that traded headroom for the exterior look. Finally, the younger generation had a more affordable, good-looking hatchback. Behind the doors, the Pro_cee'd featured small windows for the rear passengers and, in the back, a roof-spoiler completed the sporty car's look.

Inside, the Pro_cee'd featured the same dashboard as the five-door version. The front seats, on the other hand, were different and featured higher side bolstering. Due to the sloped roofline, there was limited headroom for the rear passengers on the split-folding rear bench.

Under the hood, Kia installed the same choice of engines as for the five-door version. It was the right car at the right moment and offered a good fun factor for a fraction of a Focus, Megane, or Golf price. On top of that, it featured independent suspension in all corners.

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