New 2019 Kia Proceed revealed as ‘taking pictures brake’ property

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Kia’s new Proceed will go on sale in Europe firstly of 2019, with a heat GT variant to be supplied from launch After a brief teaser marketing campaign, Kia has launched official photos and particulars of its new, five-door Proceed forward of the automobile’s Paris Motor Present debut. As first previewed by the Proceed Idea again in 2017, the earlier three-door hatchback bodystyle has been remodeled right into a coupé-inspired ‘taking pictures brake’ five-door property. The transfer displays dwindling gross sales of three-door fashions in European markets. 2018 Kia Proceed GT prototype first drive Designed, developed and engineered in Europe, the only real continent through which it will likely be bought, the Proceed shares a lot visually with the five-door Ceed hatchback from the entrance doorways onwards. But it surely’s all change from there again, with a roofline that slopes right down to a steeply raked rear window and prolonged rear overhang. The rear profile can also be distinctive, with a single-piece LED lightbar stretching throughout the tailgate and a extra aggressive bumper design. Chrome ‘Sharkblades’ within the rearmost aspect home windows are mentioned to emphasize the roof angle.  The Proceed is 5mm longer than the common Ceed Sportswagon property, at 4605mm, with a 43mm decrease roofline and 5mm taken from the automobile’s floor clearance. The 2650mm wheelbase is unchanged. The Proceed will solely be accessible within the sportiest trims Kia presents, GT Line and GT, with all automobiles getting a minimum of 17in wheels and particulars akin to twin exhaust suggestions.    Little has modified to the entrance passenger part of the Proceed’s inside, save for a brand new black roofliner, new sill plates and revised entrance seats with thicker bolsters. GT fashions function sports activities seats completed in black leather-based and suede with purple stitching.  With the intention to offset the top room sacrifice of the decrease roofline, the Proceed’s rear seats have been mounted decrease down. The form of the automobile’s rear finish means it loses 32 litres of boot area in comparison with the Sportswagon, at 594 litres. An electrical tailgate and 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats are additionally included. The Proceed will get the identical totally unbiased suspension as its siblings, however Kia claims that it has been arrange in a singular state of tune for higher physique management and a extra responsive really feel. Stiffer entrance and rear springs handle that, whereas softer anti-roll bars assist increase traction beneath arduous cornering.  Three engines will probably be accessible within the Proceed GT Line from launch. The bottom unit is the 1.Zero-litre T-GDi three-cylinder petrol, making 118bhp and 126lb ft of torque. A 1.Four-litre turbocharged four-pot possibility raises that to 138bhp and 178lb ft. Each include a six-speed guide gearbox, with the latter additionally accessible with a seven-speed dual-clutch automated. The only real diesel engine is a 134bhp 1.6-litre unit with ‘Smartstream’ know-how, which is designed to lift financial system and decrease emissions. The unit produces 207lb ft of torque in guide kind and 236lb ft with the dual-clutch automated gearbox. The range-topping Proceed GT shares its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the newly revealed Ceed GT. That makes 201bhp and 195lb ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed guide transmission, with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto on the choices record. No efficiency figures have been launched but.  Learn extra: Kia Ceed overview Albert Biermann on why Hyundai and Kia are efficiency automobile prepared Paris Motor Present 2018 preview
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