The new, more rakish Kia Proceed shooting brake will be priced from £23,835 when it goes on sale in the UK from 21st January 2019.

Reflecting the more sporty styling, the new Proceed will be offered only in GT-Line, GT-Line S and high-performance GT model guises.

The GT-Line is available with a choice of either 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine or a 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.

Both are strong on torque, the petrol delivering its 242Nm from 1,500 – 3,200rpm, while the diesel offers 280Nm in manual form or 320Nm when paired with the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT).

The 1.4 can sprint to 60mph in 8.8 seconds (9.1 for the DCT), while the 1.6 diesel achieves the same benchmark in 10 seconds dead (9.8 for the DCT). Top speeds are 130mph (127mph auto) and 124mph respectively.

The GT-Line S – which adds larger 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, electric sunroof, 10-way electric driver’s seat with memory, part-leather upholstery, heated outer rear seats, smart cruise control, smart power tailgate, smart park assist and a premium JBL hifi – is only offered with the 1.4-litre petrol unit mated to the seven-speed DCT.

Topping the range is the GT, powered by the 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine from the Kia Ceed GT. Paired with the seven-speed DCT, its 201bhp and 265Nm help it accelerate from 0-60mph in just 7.2 seconds and on to a 140mph top speed.

Externally the GT wears 18-inch alloy wheels with red centre caps, gloss black and red trim for the front grille, air intakes, side sills and rear diffuser, while the interior gains faux leather and suede upholstery with red stitching, plus a GT Performance mode.

ModelPower bhpTorque Nm0–60 secMax speed mphCombined
Mpg
(WLTP)
CO2 g/km
(NEDC 2.0)
‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG1382428.813045.6132
‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG1382429.112744.8130
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG13428010.012456.5111
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG1343209.812454.3110
‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG1382429.112742.8133
‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG2012657.214039.3142

Pricing

ModelOTR from
‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG£23,835
‘GT-Line’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG£24,935
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG£24,685
‘GT-Line’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG£25,785
‘GT-Line S’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG£28,685
‘GT’ 1.6 T-GDi 7-speed auto DCT ISG£28,135

Alex

Editor

Freelance journalist, ex-offroad driving instructor and long distance road-tripper. If you have any questions about this piece, feel free to drop me a line on Twitter.