Kia Pro Cee’d

Kia Pro Ceed Motability carThe upgraded for 2016 Kia Pro Cee’d is a 3 door version of the excellent Kia Cee’d, it sits 40mm lover than its big brother, and it certainly looks the part, the tiger grille, sweeping lines, long nose and massive doors give it a sporty look without being overly aggressive, but if you are after a firm riding ‘throw into corners’ car then the Pro Cee’d may not be for you, the car rides in a similar way to the regular car, which given the state of roads in the UK is only a good thing in our book. The Pro Cee’d is a practical runabout, comfortable for the two up front, yet a squeeze for rear passengers, the 360 litre boot space is the same size as the regular car but the lip is high and a bit narrow to get the golf clubs in without a push. If you are after a sheep in wolf’s clothing 3 door then the Pro Cee’d is an excellent rival to the Vauxhall Astra GTC.

 

Kia Pro Ceed Motability car interiorThe Pro Cee’d is in two versions, the ‘2’ and the ‘GT Line’ and they are very well equipped, the ‘2’ comes with, 16” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, reversing sensors, cruise control, electric folding & heated door mirrors, leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift. The GT Line adds 17” alloy wheels, 7” touchscreen satellite navigation, privacy glass, reversing camera, engine start/stop button and power lumbar support.

 

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Two engines are available, a three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol with either 98 or 118 bhp petrol is confusingly badged as a GDi and the 134bhp 1.6 litre diesel as CRDi. The 98bhp petrol performs well offering 0-62 time of 12.4 seconds the 118bhp reaches the tape in 10.7 seconds and economy of up to 57.6 miles per gallon for both.  The new 134bhp 1.6 litre diesel can reach 62mph in as quick as 9,5 seconds as a six speed manual or 10.7 seconds as a seven speed dual clutch automatic with a claimed economy of up to 74.3 miles per gallon as a manual or 67.3 as an automatic.

Summer Best Buy – Kia Pro Cee’d ‘2’ 1.0 litre petrol 98bhp  Manual – Nil Advance Payment (£59.29 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Kia Pro Cee’d ‘Gt line’ 1.0 litre petrol 118bhp 3 Manual  –   £199 Advance Payment (£60.62 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Kia Pro Cee’d ‘GT’ 1.6 petrol 201bhp Automatic  –   £1699 Advance Payment (£645 wpms)