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1          The New Kia pro_cee’d                                                                

Short story

  • World-class new powertrains improve efficiency
  • Economy of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km
  • New GT-Line trim package for the sports-hatch enthusiast
  • Improved navigation and connectivity services
  • New trim level structure for greater clarity and consistency

With world-class new powertrains, a sporty new GT-Line trim level and major additions to connected car systems, the new version of Kia’s stylish and sporty three-door mid-sized European hatchback, pro_cee’d, is ready to build on the strengths which have made it a huge success.  

The revised model is even more adapted to the requirements of its European homeland. It introduces new state-of-the-art 1.0-litre three-cylinder ecoTurbo turbocharged petrol engines and a new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel which bring CO2 emissions down to as low as 99g/km. The diesel is the first pro_cee’d to be available with Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission, which offers buyers all the advantages of both a manual and an automatic with improved fuel economy and emissions. 

For buyers who enjoy the sharp exterior and interior styling of sports hatchbacks, but prefer to avoid the higher fuel, taxation and insurance costs of an out-and-out high-performance model, Kia introduces GT-Line, a new styling and trim option. It offers much of what makes the flagship 201bhp pro_cee’d GT stand out, but with lower running costs and more comfort-oriented chassis settings. 

The infotainment and navigation systems have also been upgraded and there is much more to come, while the model line-up has been restructured, with ‘SR7’, ‘2’ and GT-Line grades replacing ‘S’, ‘SE’ and ‘SE Tech’ so that the pro_cee’d is now consistent with other Kia models.  Finally, although they hardly needed it, the handsome exterior lines and the high-quality cabin have been given a subtle freshen-up. The pro_cee’d is the most emotionally charged model in the cee’d family, with coupé-like styling that emphasises its performance and dynamism. 

New ecoTurbo and CRDi engines plus a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox

Kia unveiled its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engines at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. They are eventually destined to be used in a number of models, but make their debut in the latest cee’d family with either 98 or 118bhp. Both are 998cc units which were developed in-house at Kia’s Namyang research and development facility in Korea. Kia will replace 70 per cent of its internal combustion engines with new, downsized, more fuel-efficient alternatives within the next few years.          

Both ecoTurbo engines are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit.  

The New pro_cee’d also offers a new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine. This has increased power – up from 126 to 134bhp – with greater torque of 280Nm over a wider

rev range and CO2 emissions down by as much as 10g/km in manual versions. With the 7-DCT transmission maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. Fuel economy for manual versions of the new pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi is up to 74.3mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km – depending on wheel and tyre size – while 7-DCT versions have corresponding figures of 67.3mpg and 109g/km.  

The 7-DCT gearbox was also developed in-house at Namyang and, with a maximum torque capacity of 300Nm, will be used in a wide range of models within the next few years.

All diesels feature additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin for greater refinement and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). 

The pro_cee’d will be available with a 98bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and the 133bhp 1.6-litre direct-injection GDi unit. Kia’s ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go) engine stop/start system is standard with 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre engines. By shutting down the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch, it ensures that no fuel is used and no CO2 is emitted while stationary in traffic. The engine restarts as soon as the clutch is pressed.    

GT-Line – hot hatch looks with more affordable running costs

The new pro_cee’d introduces a new trim level – GT-Line – which offers buyers most of the styling and trim features of the sporty flagship, the pro_cee’d GT, but with lower fuel, insurance and taxation costs. GT-Line is available with the higher-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. 

GT-Line models are distinguished by a deep front bumper flanked by ice cube-style LED daytime running lights. These are housed in black high-gloss panels along with the foglights. There is a unique black lower grille and a black high-gloss mesh main grille with a graphite chrome surround. This is complemented by an equally sporty rear bumper with a deeply recessed number-plate housing and dual exhaust outlets. The number plate and rear foglights are encased in high-gloss black panels. The rear lamps are full LED units. At the sides there are sill extensions and bespoke five-double-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. There is a ‘GT-Line’ identifier on the rear bodywork. 

In the cabin, GT-Line models feature black cross-stitch upholstery with grey inserts. The driver and front passenger seats have power lumbar adjustment.  There is a sporty leather steering wheel with a perforated grip and silver stitching, which is replicated on the gear shifter, back door centre trim and seats. There are also alloy pedals with rubber grip inserts and faux black leather door inserts. The navigation centre in the fascia console has a matt black finish and there is a high-gloss black console tray, air vent surrounds and door trims.

There are no unique suspension, steering or braking revisions to GT-Line models, but all versions of the pro_cee’d have a modified fully independent suspension system to improve comfort and handling. All-independent suspension has inherent advantages for ride and handling compared with the simple beam rear axle used by many cars in this class.

The pro_cee’d now features torque vectoring to minimise understeer in hard cornering by partially braking the inner front wheel. The car’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) has been retuned to be more linear and predictable in response to steering inputs, while the front wheel geometry has been adapted to improve on-centre feel. Revised suspension settings improve comfort on poor surfaces by minimising vibrations and the rear anti-roll bar is now hollow rather than solid to reduce the transmission of road noise into the cabin. 

Advanced new connected-car systems

The new pro_cee’d introduces a range of additional audio and connectivity features. Standard across the range is an MP3-compatible six-speaker DAB radio with illuminated USB and AUX ports. Bluetooth with music streaming with voice recognition fitted to ‘SR7’ and ‘2’ grades, while the GT-Line is equipped with the highest level of connectivity ever found in a pro_cee’d through the latest Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® 

Via the stylish, modern-looking 7-inch central touchscreen, drivers gain access to European mapping, a Traffic Messaging Channel, full UK postcode entry and the choice of fast, short or economical route-planning, while TomTom Connected services provide additional and valuable driver information, including speed camera locations, live traffic updates and local search and weather details. The 7-inch touchscreen is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

Emotional and dynamic design

Sleek, long, low and lithe, the pro_cee’d brings an added sense of emotion and dynamism to the cee’d family. It has the same length (4,310mm), width (1,780mm) and wheelbase (2,650mm) as the five-door cee’d, but is 40mm lower at 1,425mm-1,430mm, and the B-pillar has been moved back by 220mm. The side doors are 270mm longer than those at the front of the five-door cee’d, allowing easy access to the rear seats while contributing to the sleek and rakish profile. This is further emphasised by a rising beltline, low roofline and narrow glasshouse framed by a chrome surround. 

Kia hallmarks like the ‘tiger-nose’ front grille, sleek profile and wrap-around headlights remain largely untouched except for a new oval-shaped grille mesh. This has a chrome or graphite chrome surround. All versions except GT have a newly designed front bumper which is now common to all three cee’d body styles. It includes a horizontal lower section which links the front foglamp/daytime running lamp surround and a flatter grille, emphasising the wide stance of the car and presenting a sportier look. The foglight housing is in black or high-gloss black, with black or chrome edging. 

The side panels behind the B-pillar are unique to the pro_cee’d, as are the roof, side windows, tailgate, C-pillar and rear light clusters. GT-Line versions have a new, more prominent side sill moulding. There are also stylish new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs. 

The rear is characterised by a steeply angled rear window and voluminous tail lights sitting on the car’s broad shoulders. A black strip with integrated combination lamps and reflectors in the lower section of the rear bumper adds to the hunkered-down appearance of the car. U-shaped LED tail lights give the pro_cee’d a strong and unique night-time signature. 

The performance-oriented exterior design is echoed inside the five-seat cabin, which has received only small detail touches, mainly to add an extra veneer of quality or to accommodate the new connectivity systems, such as the revised 7-inch touchscreen and turn-by-turn instructions which now appear in the instrument panel. 

There is a revised air vent system with a chrome surround to accentuate the width of the cabin, and additional chrome on the window switches. A chrome engine start/stop button features on GT and GT-Line, which has the Smart Entry System.   

The pro_cee’d in the UK

Kia offers an eight-model pro_cee’d range in the UK (excluding GT), based on five engines, two transmissions and three trim levels. 

The entry point to the range is the special-edition ‘SR7’ model powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Grade 2 gives buyers the option of the 1.6-litre GDi direct-injection petrol engine, the lesser-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine or the new 1.6-litre CRDi in either manual or 7-DCT form. Finally there is GT-Line, which also offers manual and automatic CRDi versions alongside the higher-powered ecoTurbo unit. 

All feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows, remote central locking, a cooled glovebox, a flat-folding 60:40 split rear seat, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system, DAB radio, illuminated USB and AUX ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking. 

SR7 has new 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, reversing sensors, front electric windows with auto up/down function, chrome interior garnish, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and automatic headlight control. Grade ‘2’ is distinguished by new black Premium cloth seats, chrome front foglight surrounds, a graphite chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and a dual-tone horn. This is on top of LED rear combination lamps, electrically folding and heated door mirrors, chrome window surrounds, a rear centre armrest, cruise control with speed limiter, illuminated vanity mirrors, luggage net hooks and an under-floor box and the Flex Steer function giving three different levels of steering weight and sensitivity.  

And now there is GT-Line, with the GT-Line exterior styling pack of graphite chrome grille surround with black high-gloss mesh, a black lower grille, side sill mouldings, a dual exhaust, black high-gloss LED light housing and number-plate surround, ice-cube LED daytime running lights, black high-gloss foglight housings and rear ‘GT-Line’ badge. 

The GT-Line interior pack supplements this with black headlining and black cross-stitch cloth upholstery with silver stitching, which also features on the steering wheel,

gearshifter, door trim and seats. There is a leather steering wheel with perforated inserts and silver stitching and a black centre fascia and high-gloss black centre tray, air-vent surrounds and door trim. GT-Line is also equipped with the 7-inch touchscreen with European mapping, Traffic Messaging Channel, UK postcode entry and a choice of fast, short or economical routes. It is linked to TomTom Connected services delivering additional and useful driver information, and a colour reversing camera. 

The pro_cee’d was designed and engineered at Kia’s Frankfurt design studios and technical centre and is made at the company’s Žilina plant in Slovakia. It comes with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty and is available for retail customers with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, which cover all routine maintenance for three or five years. The warranty and servicing packages are transferable if the car is sold before they expire. 

UK New pro_cee’d line-up 

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

1.4 SR7

98

134

12.3

113

47.1

138

1.6 GDi ISG 2

133

164

9.8

118

52.3

124

1.0 T-GDi ISG 2

98

171

12.4

114

57.6

113

1.6 CRDi ISG 2

134

280

9.5

117

74.3

99

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT ISG 2

134

300

10.2

124

67.3

109

1.0 T-GDi ISG GT-Line

118

171

10.7

118

57.6

115

1.6 CRDi ISG GT-Line

134

280

9.8

122

72.4

102

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT ISG GT-Line

134

300

10.2

124

67.3

109

                

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2          WALK-AROUND                                                                                          

A quick guide to the New pro_cee’d 

Exterior

  • Introduction of sporty GT-Line trim level
  • Newly designed front bumper
  • New, oval-shaped grille mesh
  • New colour palette with Silver Frost, Dark Gun Metal and Yellow Flame metallic options
  • New 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels 

Interior (depending on model)

  • New air vent system with chrome highlights
  • Further chrome highlights around the window switches
  • Illuminated USB and AUX ports
  • Illuminated aluminium engine starter button
  • New seat cloth (trim level 2)
  • Additional sound-absorbing materials and anti-vibration foam to improve NVH of diesel models
  • Unique sporty look for GT-Line models 

Technical

  • New 1.0-litre three-cylinder ecoTurbo turbocharged petrol engines delivering 98 or 118bhp. First of a new family of downsized, highly-efficient petrol power units
  • Upgraded 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine
  • 7-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox (7-DCT) introduced for 1.6-litre CRDi engine
  • New torque vectoring system minimises understeer in hard cornering by braking inner front wheel
  • Improvements to rear strut mount insulators and rear anti-roll bar for improved comfort and handling
  • Modified Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) for more linear and precise response
  • Revised front wheel geometry for greater on-centre feel 

Safety and equipment (depending on model)

  • DAB radio
  • Improved supervision cluster now adds navigation turn-by-turn instructions
  • 7-inch navigation screen with TomTom Connected services.

3          EUROPEAN BY DESIGN                                                                                                    
New GT-Line trim package adds an even sportier look 

A sporty new GT-Line trim package headlines the changes to the styling of the new pro_cee’d. Elsewhere in the range, there have been detail modifications to give the car a more modern look and emphasise its quality – perceived and actual – but wholesale change was deemed neither desirable nor necessary. 

GT-Line was revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and brings most of the styling and trim features of the sporty flagship, the pro_cee’d GT, but with lower fuel, insurance and taxation costs. GT-Line is available with the higher-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. 

GT-Line models are distinguished by a deep front bumper flanked by ice cube-style LED daytime running lights. These are housed in black high-gloss panels along with the foglights. There is a unique black lower grille and a black high-gloss mesh main grille with a graphite chrome surround. This is complemented by an equally sporty rear bumper with a deeply recessed number-plate housing and dual exhaust outlets. The number plate and rear foglights are encased in high-gloss black panels. The rear lamps are full LED units. At the sides there are sill extensions and bespoke five-double-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. There is a ‘GT-Line’ identifier on the rear bodywork. 

In the cabin, GT-Line models feature black cross-stitch upholstery with grey inserts. The driver and front passenger seats have power lumbar adjustment.  There is a sporty leather steering wheel with a perforated grip and silver stitching, which is replicated on the gear shifter, back door centre trim and seats. There are also alloy pedals with rubber grip inserts and faux black leather door inserts. The navigation centre in the fascia console has a matt black finish and there is a high-gloss black console tray, air vent surrounds and door trims. 

The current pro_cee’d was revealed in 2012 and was created under the watchful gaze of President and Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer by a team led by European design chief Gregory Guillaume. It is still so fresh and appealing that only minor modifications have been made to the car for 2016. 

Kia hallmarks like the ‘tiger-nose’ front grille, sleek profile and wrap-around headlights remain largely untouched except for a new oval-shaped grille mesh. This has a chrome or graphite chrome surround. All versions except GT-Line have a newly designed front bumper which is now common to all three cee’d body styles. It includes a horizontal lower section which links the front foglamp/daytime running lamp surround and a flatter grille, emphasising the wide stance of the car and presenting a sportier look. The foglight housing is in either matt or high-gloss black, depending on model, with matt black or chrome edging. 

The coupé-like three-door Kia pro_cee’d is fundamental to Kia’s policy of creating specific cars in and for the markets where they are sold. It was designed and engineered at Kia’s European design and technical centres in Frankfurt and Rüsselsheim and is manufactured at the company’s Žilina plant in Slovakia. The pro_cee’d is sold only in Europe. 

From the outset it was imperative that the car was seen as European – not just in its styling and ride and handling, or through the availability of a state-of-the-art diesel engine, but also in the hundreds of small details which separate European preferences from those in other parts of the world. 

Haptics – how things feel and move – and ergonomics, the placement of controls and inter-relation between them, were of paramount importance and played a large part in the design. Europeans like handwheel-type seat adjusters because they offer a fine degree of backrest angle variation, and they prefer the indicator stalk on the left of the steering column rather than the right. The designers took note of this. In Europe, quality is also as much about how things feel and look as it is about durability, so these issues were also addressed. 

There is an even finer amount of small detail to ensure the car is in many ways more European than its European competitors. No stone has been left unturned. One seemingly insignificant detail is the fuel-filler flap. In the Far East and America buyers like a separate release lever inside the car, while Europeans prefer the filler flap to be linked to the central locking system so that it can be opened with just a push – so that’s what you will find. 

The pro_cee’d has the same length (4,310mm), width (1,780mm) and wheelbase (2,650mm) as the five-door cee’d, but is 40mm lower at 1,425mm-1,430mm, and the B-pillar has been moved back by 220mm. The side doors are 270mm longer than those at the front of the five-door cee’d, allowing easy access to the rear seats while contributing to the sleek and rakish profile. This is further emphasised by rising beltline, low roofline and narrow glasshouse framed by a chrome surround. Sleek, long, low and lithe, the pro_cee’d brings an added sense of emotion and dynamism to the cee’d family. 

The side panels behind the B-pillar are unique to the pro_cee’d, as are the roof, side windows, tailgate, C-pillar and rear light clusters. The rear is characterised by a steeply angled rear window and voluminous tail lights sitting on the car’s broad shoulders. A black strip with integrated combination lamps and reflectors in the lower section of the rear bumper adds to the hunkered-down appearance of the car. U-shaped LED tail lights give the pro_cee’d a strong and unique night-time signature. 

The cab-forward design and rakish roofline give the pro_cee’d a sporty stance. The athletic appearance is emphasised by the wide front and rear track and heightened by the standard-fit 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels tightly encased by the stylish bodywork. With its steeply angled A-pillars, low belt line and flattened glasshouse, the new pro_cee’d is more of a coupé than a hatchback in appearance.

The performance-oriented exterior design is echoed inside the five-seat cabin, with a driver-centric dashboard layout and modern premium touches like the dark cloth trim, black high-gloss and matt black console and fascia on GT-Line versions and the new subtle chrome accents dotted throughout the interior.

The controls and switchgear are ergonomically arranged and intuitive to use, with the temperature, airflow and infotainment switches easily accessed by the driver or front-seat passenger. The controls are clearly grouped and reveal total attention to detail. In the GT-Line a stylish 7-inch colour touchscreen located in the centre of the fascia gives access to the infotainment and navigation systems and TomTom Connected services. It is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

The seats offer excellent side support, with power lumbar adjustment in the GT-Line.  Fin-style door grab handles, an asymmetric centre console surround framing a deep storage area, bright chrome highlights on the interior door handles, instruments, window switches and air vents, soft-touch surfaces and padded door trims and storage boxes all attest to the attention to detail and quality. 

The tight shutlines would not look out of place on premium car, while all versions except the ‘SR7’ have an elegant chromed window surround. There is a classy new key fob with metallised inserts, damped sun visors and lidded storage areas, red ambient lighting, tactile door grab handles and precise panel gaps which give the interior a solid, mature, made-from-a-mould feel. 

The elevation in quality is emphasised by the refinement. Even the windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a seal, so it also shuts out more exterior noise. The weather strips around the door frames, filling in the pillar areas, door mirrors and thick front door glass all play a part. Even the sealing strips on the door sills make it more difficult for noise to enter the cabin. 

Storage compartments in the front, rear and centre console and a large boot ensure the sporty styling does not compromise practicality. With the rear seats upright there is 380 litres of luggage space, or 362 with the temporary spare wheel in place, while with both sections of the 60:40 split rear seats down there is 1,225 litres (1,207 litres). This is supplemented by an under-floor storage area. 

“The all-new Kia pro_cee’d is a true clean-sheet design,” says Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. “With its distinctive form language, dynamic proportions, muscular stance and athletic lines, this coupé follows a very different visual path to the cee’d. It’s a completely different car on every level.”

 

4          RANGE FINDER                                                                                                      

           A restructured line-up with new powertrains and a new trim level 

Kia offers an eight-model pro_cee’d range in the UK (excluding GT), based on five engines, two transmissions and three trim levels. 

The entry point to the range is the special-edition ‘SR7’ model powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Grade ‘2’ gives buyers the option of the 1.6-litre GDi direct-injection petrol engine, the lesser-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine or the new 1.6-litre CRDi in either manual or 7-DCT form. Finally there is GT-Line, which also offers manual and automatic CRDi versions alongside the higher-powered ecoTurbo unit. 

All feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows, remote central locking, a cooled glovebox, a flat-folding 60:40 split rear seat, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system, DAB radio, illuminated USB and AUX ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking. 

‘SR7’ has new 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-rimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, reversing sensors, all-round electric windows with auto up/down function, more chrome interior garnish, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and automatic headlight control. Grade ‘2’ is distinguished by new black Premium cloth seats, chrome front foglight surrounds, a graphite chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and a dual-tone horn. This is on top of LED rear combination lamps, electrically folding and heated door mirrors, chrome window surrounds, a rear centre armrest, cruise control with speed limiter, illuminated vanity mirrors, luggage net hooks and an under-floor box and the Flex Steer function giving three different levels of steering weight and sensitivity.  

And now there is GT-Line, with the GT-Line exterior styling pack of graphite chrome grille surround with black high-gloss mesh, a black lower grille, side sill mouldings, a dual exhaust, black high-gloss LED light housing and number-plate surround, ice-cube LED daytime running lights, black high-gloss foglight housings and rear ‘GT-Line’ badge. The GT-Line interior pack supplements this with black headlining and black cross-stitch upholstery with silver stitching, which also features on the steering wheel, gearshifter, door trim and seats. There is a leather steering wheel with perforated inserts and overstitched ‘GT-Line’ logo and a black centre fascia and high-gloss black centre tray, air-vent surrounds and door trim. GT-Line is also equipped with the 7-inch touchscreen with European mapping, Traffic Messaging Channel, UK postcode entry and a choice of fast, short or economical routes to the driver’s destination. It is linked to TomTom® Connected services delivering additional and useful driver information, and a colour reversing camera.

5          THE TECHNICAL STORY                                                                           

World-class new engines and transmission 

The New pro_cee’d introduces three new engines and a new seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission (7-DCT), all designed specifically to meet the requirements of European motorists, many of whom have to contend with CO2-based taxation structures. All three new engines deliver exceptional torque at low revs, improving driveability in the conditions faced by Europeans. 

The pro_cee’d is now available with four engines (excluding the high-performance GT), all of which meet EU6 emissions regulations. These state-of-the-art power units deliver fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km. 

There have also been revisions to the car’s acclaimed all-independent suspension and Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), plus modifications to further reduce noise, vibration and harshness in diesel models. 

The engines

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show Kia introduced its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged (ecoTurbo) petrol engines, the first of an entire new family of world-class power units designed to meet the company’s stringent internal targets for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Kia intends to downsize 70 per cent of its internal combustion engines in the next few years while introducing new models which embrace every form of alternative powertrain – hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric as in the Soul EV and even hydrogen fuel cell. 

However, in many countries it will be some years before the infrastructure is mature enough to support widespread use of alternative power systems, so for now the emphasis will be on minimising the impact of combustion engines. This is where the new 1.0-litre ecoTurbo units and the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel have a significant role to play. They are available alongside 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol units from Kia’s Gamma family. The 1.6-litre Gamma engine features direct petrol injection (GDI). 

There are two versions of the new ecoTurbo engine, delivering 98bhp or 118bhp at 6,000rpm. In both cases there is a maximum 171Nm of torque available all the way from 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm, ensuring outstanding driving flexibility. The ecoTurbo units are members of the Kappa family and were developed in-house at Kia’s Namyang research and development facility in Korea. They require 10 to 15 per cent less fuel than the 1.6-litre GDi, with similar reductions in emissions. 

The key targets were instantaneous response, highly efficient combustion and exemplary torque across a wide portion of the rev band. These goals have been more than met with the aid of innovative technical solutions. The ecoTurbo engines feature laser-drilled injectors with six holes laid out in a pyramid shape so that the fine mist of fuel is spread more evenly throughout the cylinders than if it was being consistently sprayed into certain points. Thanks to a high-pressure pump, injection is at up to 200 bar.

The ecoTurbo engines have a straight air intake port rather than the gently curved port in the 1.6 GDi unit. It ends in a sharp air intake throat, reducing air resistance at all stages of the intake process. This improves cylinder tumble flow for faster, more efficient combustion while suppressing engine knocking. 

There is a single-scroll turbocharger paired with an electric wastegate motor. This improves turbocharger performance while scavenging clean air for the engine to re-use for combustion. At the same time it allows the wastegate to open to improve the flow of spent exhaust gases. It is an innovative system which allows higher low-end torque, more immediate response at any throttle opening and improved fuel economy at high engine loads. 

The engine is fitted with an integrated exhaust manifold which reduces exhaust gas temperatures, bringing the benefits of higher speeds with greater fuel efficiency. Lower temperatures also result in cleaner emissions by allowing the catalytic converter to operate more effectively. Engine temperatures are closely regulated by a dual-thermostat split cooling system which allows the block and cylinder heads to be cooled independently. The main thermostat controls the flow of coolant to the cylinder heads above 88º C to reduce knocking, while the engine block thermostat shuts of coolant flow above 105º C to reduce friction and improve efficiency. 

Both ecoTurbo engines are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit. Respective performance figures are 0-60mph in 12.4 seconds with a top speed of 114mph (98bhp) and 10.7 seconds with a V-max of 118mph (118bhp).  

The third new engine is the latest 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel unit, which is a member of the U2 family. It features a new high-pressure injection system and a continuously controlled variable oil pump to reduce friction losses. Power rises from 126bhp to 134bhp, while the maximum torque rises from 260 to 280Nm with manual transmission and is now available at 1,500 – 3,000rpm instead of 1,900 – 2,750rpm previously. With the 7-DCT gearbox maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. The improvements in power, torque and driveability mean that all manual versions of the pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi can accelerate from 0-60mph in less than 10 seconds, while the top speed is 117mph (grade 2) and 122mph (GT-Line). Fuel economy is as high as 74.3mpg, depending on wheel and tyre combination, while CO2 emissions are between 99 and 102g/km. 

With the new 7-DCT automatic gearbox emissions are only fractionally higher at 109g/km, while fuel economy is 67.3mpg (all versions). Acceleration from 0-60mph takes 10.2 seconds, while the top speed is 124mph.       

The CRDi turbodiesel engine is a 16-valve double overhead camshaft unit with a cast-iron block and bedplate and an aluminium oil pan. It features a variable geometry turbocharger which adjusts the flow of exhaust gases by altering the angle of the turbo vanes according to engine requirements to raise performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. It also has variable swirl control. This increases swirl at low-to-mid loads to reduce emissions and decreases it at high loads to maximise power.

For 2016 there is additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin for greater refinement and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Additional sound-absorbing materials have been adopted for the carpet and ventilation system; twice as much anti-vibration foam has been added to the dashboard panel; and sound-absorbing material is now fitted to the engine block, oil pan and diesel particulate filter.  

The pro_cee’d continues to be available with the 1.6-litre direct-injection (GDi) and multi-point-injection 1.4-litre engines. Both are 16-valve units with twin overhead camshafts. Continuously variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust camshafts ensures high torque at low engine revs for good driveability in European cities, and excellent power for the fast motorway speeds common in Europe. They feature an offset crankshaft to optimise fuel economy by reducing friction losses and improving the speed reduction of the pistons around the expansion stroke. Both versions have a strong aluminium ladder frame to improve rigidity and reduce NVH. 

With a compression ratio of 11.0:1, electronic throttle control and piston heads shaped to ensure the directly injected fuel converges around the spark plug, the GDi delivers an outstanding combination of performance, fuel economy and emissions control. Fuel is delivered at a pressure of up to 150 bar through six-hole injectors in a fuel rail fixed directly to the cylinder head at four points. A high-pressure sensor controls the fuel-flow rate and feedback through pressure changes in the fuel rail.  

The GDi engine develops 133bhp at 6,300rpm and 164Nm of torque peaking at 4,200rpm. It can accelerate the pro_cee’d to 60mph from a standing start in 9.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 118mph. CO2 emissions are 124g/km, while fuel economy is 52.3mpg.

The 1.4-litre Gamma engine develops 98bhp at 6,000rpm and 134Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. The 0-60mph acceleration time is 12.3 seconds and the top speed is 113mph, while CO2 emissions are 138g/km and fuel economy is 47.1mpg. 

EcoDynamics and ISG

All versions of the new pro_cee’d, except ‘SR7’ and ‘GT’, feature Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving, CO2-reducing technologies, while 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre models have ISG, Kia’s engine stop/start system.  The low rolling resistance tyres are 14 per cent more efficient than standard tyres, and a gearshift indicator on manual models advises the driver of the most efficient change-up points.  

Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use.  A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.  Other innovative technologies as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and Motor Driven Power Steering. 

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit.  This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU. 

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion.  The battery sensor monitors the battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when the driver wishes to continue driving and ensures the engine is started.  There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking. 

All the driver has to do is stop, put the car into neutral and release the clutch.  After a brief pause, the engine cuts out. It restarts as soon as the driver pushes the clutch.  The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up from a cold start or if the air conditioning system is working hard.  Drivers can also manually turn off the ISG system through a switch on the dashboard. 

Transmissions

The new ecoTurbo engines are not the only advanced efficiency-enhancing technical features to debut in the new pro_cee’d. It also gets first use of Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission in conjunction with the 1.6-litre CRDi engine. 

Like the ecoTurbo engines, this was developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes. It has a maximum torque capacity of 300Nm.

The manual gearboxes in the pro_cee’d are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift.  

Suspension, steering and brakes

European driving conditions impose different challenges to those found almost anywhere else on earth. Highway speeds are generally higher. Towns and cities often have narrow, bumpy streets. And in-between there are winding country roads, mountain passes and twisting lanes. To cope with this eclectic mix a car must be both agile and supple. 

From the outset Kia demanded that the pro_cee’d should not only look and feel European but should also behave European.  That is why it has the comparative rarity in its class of an expensive fully independent rear suspension system in place of the more commonly used and cheaper twist beam, and a wheelbase that is one of the longest in class. 

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) provides the right degree of assistance and weighting while reducing fuel consumption by around three per cent.  And powerful all-disc brakes – with anti-lock (ABS), electronic force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS) – bring the pro_cee’d to a stable and sure halt in the shortest possible distance.

All versions have a modified fully independent suspension system to improve comfort and handling and now feature torque vectoring to minimise understeer in hard cornering by partially braking the inner front wheel. The car’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) has been retuned to be more linear and predictable in response to steering inputs, while the front wheel geometry has been adapted to improve on-centre feel. New stoppers on the rear strut mount insulators and a new outer ball joint on the rear anti-roll bar improve comfort on poor surfaces by minimising suspension vibrations. The rear anti-roll bar is now hollow rather than solid to reduce the transmission of road noise into the cabin. The outcome is that the pro_cee’d has lost none of its agility, but now delivers a more compliant ride.

Grades ‘2’ and GT-Line also have Flex Steer. This allows drivers to personalise the level of assistance provided by the MDPS system at the touch of a button. It provides three stages of assistance – Comfort, which is ideal for parking manoeuvres in tight spaces or slow urban driving; Normal, which is the default mode; or Sport, which requires more steering effort and is therefore suited to fast highway driving where maximum stability is demanded. Whichever setting the owner chooses is maintained even after the engine has been switched off so that, for example, if the car is parked in town it will continue to be light and easy to drive upon restart. 

The pro_cee’d is equipped with third-generation ESC and features Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) which communicates with the steering to stabilise the car when it is braking or accelerating on roads with differing levels of grip from left to right. Hill-start Assist Control is again standard to ensure the car pulls away smoothly without rolling backwards on steep inclines – this is achieved by momentarily applying the brakes, for two seconds on manual versions and 0.8 seconds on automatic versions.      

Improved NVH

Kia has raised refinement with a series of new measures to counter NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) as part of its review of every single facet of the car. 

The aerodynamics (Cd 0.30) and carefully shaped door mirrors significantly reduce the incursion of wind noise into the cabin. There are joints on the ends of the belt-line weather strips; while the weather strips around the door frames are single-piece ‘one-turn’ items to reduce wind noise. The windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a seal, which not only makes the car more rigid but also aids quietness. The pillar filling areas and even the sill trim strips have been devised to minimise the chance of noise seeping into the cabin. 

The stiff body shell and revised rear suspension reduce the possibilities for road noise to enter the cabin, and there is sound absorption material throughout the car. 

Combustion noise from the diesel engines is less as a result of additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin. Additional sound-absorbing materials have been adopted for the carpet and ventilation system; twice as much anti-vibration foam has been added to the dashboard panel; and sound-absorbing material is now fitted to the engine block, oil pan and diesel particulate filter.

A three-point engine mounting system on all models also aids refinement, while acceleration vibration is minimised by the design of the roll-mounting system.

 

6          SAFETY FIRST                                                                                            

Class-leading safety across for every model 

New connectivity features advance the already comprehensive safety systems of the pro_cee’d. The level of connectivity is the highest ever found in the cee’d family, and not only adds to convenience but also helps to reduce driver stress and distraction. 

Navigation turn-by-turn instructions are now displayed in the instrument cluster, reducing the amount of time drivers need to avert their gaze from the road. Through the stylish, modern-looking 7-inch central touchscreen, drivers gain access to European mapping, a Traffic Messaging Channel, full UK postcode entry and the choice of fast, short or economical route-planning, while TomTom® Connected services provide additional and valuable driver information, including speed camera locations, live traffic updates and local search and weather details. The 7-inch touchscreen is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

All the essentials for avoiding accidents, or at the very least minimising the effects of them, are standard in the pro_cee’d. There is Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to control skids even before the driver can react, and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to keep the car stable when accelerating or braking on roads with different levels of grip from left to right. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the car from rolling backwards when setting off on steep gradients by holding the brakes for up to two seconds. 

The ambitious target was not just a five-star Euro-NCAP rating, but a higher score than any class competitor. To achieve that, major advances in body engineering and pedestrian protection were necessary. 

The bodyshell is incredibly stiff as a result of a comprehensive package of reinforcements in critical areas. Even the windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a sealing strip, which aids both rigidity and refinement. In total, 57 per cent of the body is made from high-tensile steel, with ultra-high-tensile steel in the B-pillar structures.

There is an i-type subframe with rigid side members, front apron and dashboard. Horizontal and centre tunnel supports feature in the dash area. The A-pillars, inner door rail and upper and lower body structures have been reinforced and there are transverse cross-members linking the front and rear suspension mounts, pressings attaching the boot floor to the tailgate opening and a strong floor cross-member. All of this serves to provide a safety ‘ring’ around the tailgate area. 

At the front, the side crash members have shallow slant angles which help to disperse collision energy more effectively, while side impact protection is boosted by reinforced front door belt inner rails, hot-stamped B-pillars and roof sides, ultra-high-tensile steel lower body sill structures and a roof gusset connecting the side inner panels and the roof rails. There are also extremely thick door beams. 

Every pro_cee’d comes as standard with six airbags –­ twin front, side and side curtains – to provide all-round chest, face and head protection. Seat-belt recognition monitors detect if the belt on an occupied seat is not fastened or is released during a journey. 

To reduce the cost of repairs after low-speed (9mph or less) collisions, there is a crash box integrated into the front bumper rails to minimise deformation of the front side member, while at the rear the side members have been reinforced so that they are better able to resist deformation at similar speed. 

Pedestrian safety comes through collapsible headlamps, a stiff lower bumper lip and shock-absorbing structures in the bonnet and bonnet hinges. 

All versions have Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), which causes the rear brake lamps to flash in an emergency stop to alert following drivers. Brake Assist (BAS), which ensures maximum stopping power in an emergency regardless of the force applied to the pedal by the driver, is also standard.    

Daytime running lights – LED on grades ‘2’ and GT-Line – are fitted.  All versions except the SR7 also have static cornering lights which provide a broader beam when steering to ensure quicker recognition of roadside objects at night. They operate through separate lights built into the headlamp units, and activate when the steering angle is more than 35 degrees at speeds of 6mph and above, or 50 degrees when the car is stationary. They switch off if the steering angle falls below 20 degrees. 

All versions have an LED high-level rear stop light while pro_cee’d ‘2’ and GT-Line have LED combination rear lamp clusters. 

Reversing sensors are standard except on the ‘SR7’, while the GT-Line has a colour reversing camera integrated into the navigation screen.

 

7          RUNNING COSTS                                                                                                  

Engineered to save owners money

Reductions in fuel consumption and emissions do not just benefit society as a whole. They also have a significant bearing on the costs of both fleet and retail customers. The New pro_cee’d addresses this with three new ultra-efficient engines and a seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic gearbox. All were developed in-house, either at the Namyang technical centre in Korea or, in the case of the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, at Kia’s European technology facility in Germany. All five engines in the pro_cee’d now meet EU6 emissions standards to help improve air quality. 

The cee’d family is the first to be available with Kia’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged petrol (ecoTurbo) units, delivering either 98 or 118bhp, with 171Nm of torque available across a wide rev band. They have been designed to require 10 to 15 per cent less fuel than the 1.6-litre GDi, with similar reductions in emissions. The key targets were instantaneous response, highly efficient combustion and exemplary torque. 

Kia will replace 70 per cent of its combustion engines with downsized units like the new ecoTurbo powertrains in the coming years. The ecoTurbo engines deliver all the performance of larger-capacity normally aspirated units with a much-reduced appetite for fuel and lower emissions, helping to reduce the burden on fleet operators, business users and private individuals through lower operating costs, BiK taxation and less frequent visits to the fuel station. Both are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit. 

The third new engine is the latest 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel unit. It features a new high-pressure injection system and a continuously controlled variable oil pump to reduce friction losses. Power rises from 126bhp to 134bhp, while the increased maximum torque of 280Nm in manual versions is now available at 1,500 – 3,000rpm instead of 1,900 – 2,750rpm previously. With the 7-DCT gearbox maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. The improvements in power, torque and driveability mean that manual versions of the pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi are capable of fuel economy as high as 74.3mpg, depending on wheel and tyre combination, while CO2 emissions are between 99 and 102g/km.

With the new 7-DCT automatic gearbox emissions are only fractionally higher at 109g/km, while fuel economy is 67.3mpg.   

The pro_cee’d continues to be available with the 1.6-litre direct-injection (GDi) and multi-point-injection 1.4-litre engines. The GDi delivers an outstanding combination of performance, fuel economy and emissions control, with a CO2 figure of 124g/km, and combined consumption of 52.3mpg. The 1.4-litre petrol engine has fuel economy of 47.1mpg, while CO2 emissions are 138g/km. 

All versions feature Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving, CO2-reducing technologies, while the ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go) engine stop/start system is standard with all 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre engines. By shutting down the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch, it ensures that no fuel is used and no CO2 is emitted while waiting in traffic. The engine restarts as soon as the clutch is pressed.   

Low rolling resistance tyres are 14 per cent more efficient than standard ones and a gearshift indicator on manual models advises the driver of the most efficient change-up points.  Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use.  A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.  Other innovative technologies as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and Motor Driven Power Steering.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km) 

Engine

Urban

Ex Urban

Combined

CO2

1.4 GDi

36.2

57.6

47.1

138

1.6 GDi

41.5

62.8

52.3

124

1.0 T-GDI 98bhp

45.6

68.9

57.6

113

1.0 T-GDI 118bhp

45.6

67.3

57.6

115

1.6 CRDi 16” wheels

67.3

80.7

74.3

99

1.6 CRDi 17” wheels

64.2

78.5

72.4

102

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT

61.4

72.4

67.3

109

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED Band 

Engine

Tax rate

VED Band

1.4 GDi

22%

E

1.6 GDi

19%

D

1.0 T-GDI 98bhp

17%

C

1.0 T-GDI 118bhp

18%

C

1.6 CRDi 16” wheels

17%

A

1.6 CRDi 17” wheels

18%

B

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT

19%

B

 

Servicing and insurance 

The pro_cee’d has also been designed and engineered to be easy to maintain and repair, reducing servicing costs and insurance. Routine servicing is needed only once a year or every 20,000 miles for both petrol and diesel versions.  

Care-3 and Care-3 Plus – Kia’s servicing packages for retail customers – are available and offer fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years. All work is carried out by trained technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. 

Both packages cover the car, not the owner, so are transferable should the vehicle be sold.  If a vehicle with a Care-3 package is sold on then the next owner may upgrade to the five year service package.  The cost of the vehicle’s first MoT test fee can also be included. 

Insurance groups 

Engine

(1-50)

1.4 6-speed manual SR7

    8   

1.6 GDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

   13

1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

    9

1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

   13

1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG 2

   13

1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG GT-Line

   12

1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG GT-Line

   14

1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG GT-Line

   14

 

Warranty and support

Seven-year / 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty

12-year anti-perforation warranty

Five-year paintwork warranty

One-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist

 

8          MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                 

Back to where it all started – Kia’s European plant at Žilina

The story of the cee’d family will always be inextricably linked with that of Kia’s European manufacturing facility at Žilina in Slovakia. Without the one, there might never have been the other. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d – a five-door GT destined for a Dutch customer. Žilina also manufactures the sporty Sportage crossover and the practical compact Venga.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant hatchbacks to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. 

Žilina was identified as the place where they would be made. Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such things as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region. 

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers.  Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.  Žilina is now able to produce 300,000 cars a year as well as 450,000 engines. The 2014 figures were 323,000 and 493,000 respectively, which effectively means that the plant is operating at more than its notional capacity.  

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule and the quality of the pilot production cars it started making towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d range with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Žilina-built models are exported to 76 markets. 

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.     

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and is a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported.  Seventy-five per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, which also helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside. 

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. The RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. 

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory. 

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations. 

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions. 

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in the winter temperatures dip to -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant. 

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed. 

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate in less than one millisecond defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels. 

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere. All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification. 

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure cee’d is totally resistant to corrosion, and that its paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cee’d comes with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

9          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

          Things we think you'll want to know 

  1. What percentage of all cee’d sales is taken by the pro_cee’d?
  2. 15 per cent, or roughly one in seven.

 

  1. Is there a fleet market for the pro_cee’d?
  2. Absolutely With emissions as low as 99g/km, impressive practicality for a three-door car and, of course, striking looks, fleet buyers – and particularly user-choosers – show strong interest in pro_cee’d.

 

  1. Why is the 7-DCT transmission offered with only the 1.6-litre CRDi engine?
  2. The new 7-DCT transmission has been engineered to take large torque outputs of up to 300Nm such as those produced by high-power diesel engines while achieving significantly greater fuel efficiency with lower emissions than with a conventional torque converter automatic. It is therefore entirely logical that it should make its debut mated to the uprated 1.6-litre CRDi engine, which now delivers 300Nm of torque when teamed with the 7-speed DCT gearbox. But Kia has said that the 7-DCT is destined for wider application in future, although as yet no details have been announced.

 

  1. Why do you not offer ISG with the 1.4-litre engine?

A.       Because it adds to cost, and Kia’s policy is to ensure that buyers are not forced to pay for technology when it will not directly benefit them. The 1.4-litre petrol SR7 is largely bought by retail customers who gain little from the addition of ISG. Other versions are more likely to be bought by fleet users who can make significant savings because of the lower CO2 emissions that ISG helps to bring.    

  1. To locate a local dealer or for more information please visit www.kia.co.uk

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    Director of Corporate Communications

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10       TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

All the fact and figures 

1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol (Grade ‘2’) 

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 98 @ 4,500rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 171 @ 4,000rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; direct fuel injection;   turbocharger

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.615

  1.955

  1.286

  0.971

  0.774

  0.639

  3.700

  4.059

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,271 /  1,389

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,000 / 500

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

            

 

 12.4

 Maximum speed

 mph

 114

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

             

 45.6 / 68.9 / 57.6

 

 CO2

 g/km     

             

 113

 

1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol (GT-Line)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 118 @ 6,000rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 171 @ 4,000rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; direct fuel injection; turbocharger

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.615

  1.955

  1.286

  0.971

  0.774

  0.639

  3.700

  4.267

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 17 x 7J alloy

 Tyres

 225/45R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,271 / 1,389

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,200 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

 

 10.7

 

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

 

 

 45.6 / 67.3 / 57.6

 CO2

 g/km     

 

 115

 

 

1.4-litre petrol (Grade ‘SR7’)                                                                               

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,368

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 72 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 98 @ 6,000rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 134 @ 4,200rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; multi-point fuel injection

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear   

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.893

 0.774

 3.700

 4.400

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,247 / 1,375

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,200 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 12.3

 Maximum speed

 mph

 113

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

         

 36.2 / 57.6 / 47.1

 

 CO2

 g/km   

           

 138

 

 

1.6-litre GDi petrol (Grade ‘2’)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp

 133 @ 6,300rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 164 @ 4,850rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 11.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; direct fuel injection GDI

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.839

 0.688

 3.700

 4.059

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,425

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,263 / 1,391

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,400 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

             

 9.8

 

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

             

 41.5 / 62.8 / 52.3

 

 CO2

 g/km     

             

 124

 

  

1.6-litre CRDi (Grade ‘2’ & GT-Line)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,582

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77.2 x 84.5

 Power output

 bhp

 134 @ 4,000 rpm

 Torque output manual transmission

 Nm

 280 @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm

Torque output DCT

 Nm

 300 @ 1,750 – 2,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 16.0

 Engine details

 

 New generation common rail, variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), exhaust gas recirculation,

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

‘2’

 Six-speed manual     GT-Line

 Seven-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.769

  2.040

  1.189

  0.844

  0.702

  0.596

  3.583

  3.250

  3.636

  1.962

  1.189
  0.844

  0.702

  0.596

  3.583

  3.471

  3.786

  2.261

  1.957

  1.023

  0.778

  0.837

  0.681

  (1-1/4-5) 4.176 (3/6-7) 3.087

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs  and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy or 17 x 7J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16 or 225/45R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,425

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,356 / 1,480 (auto 1,383 / 1,501)

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,500 / 650

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

Seven-speed DCT

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 9.5 (2), 9.8 (GT-Line)

 10.2     

 Maximum speed

 mph

 117 (2) 122 (GT-Line)

 124

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

            16”

            17”

 67.3 / 80.7 / 74.3

 64.2 / 78.5 / 72.4

 

 61.4 / 72.4 / 67.3

 

  

 g/km    16”

            17”

  99

 102

 

 109

                                                                       

GENERAL

pro_cee'd

1          The New Kia pro_cee’d                                                                

Short story

  • World-class new powertrains improve efficiency
  • Economy of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km
  • New GT-Line trim package for the sports-hatch enthusiast
  • Improved navigation and connectivity services
  • New trim level structure for greater clarity and consistency

With world-class new powertrains, a sporty new GT-Line trim level and major additions to connected car systems, the new version of Kia’s stylish and sporty three-door mid-sized European hatchback, pro_cee’d, is ready to build on the strengths which have made it a huge success.  

The revised model is even more adapted to the requirements of its European homeland. It introduces new state-of-the-art 1.0-litre three-cylinder ecoTurbo turbocharged petrol engines and a new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel which bring CO2 emissions down to as low as 99g/km. The diesel is the first pro_cee’d to be available with Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission, which offers buyers all the advantages of both a manual and an automatic with improved fuel economy and emissions. 

For buyers who enjoy the sharp exterior and interior styling of sports hatchbacks, but prefer to avoid the higher fuel, taxation and insurance costs of an out-and-out high-performance model, Kia introduces GT-Line, a new styling and trim option. It offers much of what makes the flagship 201bhp pro_cee’d GT stand out, but with lower running costs and more comfort-oriented chassis settings. 

The infotainment and navigation systems have also been upgraded and there is much more to come, while the model line-up has been restructured, with ‘SR7’, ‘2’ and GT-Line grades replacing ‘S’, ‘SE’ and ‘SE Tech’ so that the pro_cee’d is now consistent with other Kia models.  Finally, although they hardly needed it, the handsome exterior lines and the high-quality cabin have been given a subtle freshen-up. The pro_cee’d is the most emotionally charged model in the cee’d family, with coupé-like styling that emphasises its performance and dynamism. 

New ecoTurbo and CRDi engines plus a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox

Kia unveiled its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engines at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. They are eventually destined to be used in a number of models, but make their debut in the latest cee’d family with either 98 or 118bhp. Both are 998cc units which were developed in-house at Kia’s Namyang research and development facility in Korea. Kia will replace 70 per cent of its internal combustion engines with new, downsized, more fuel-efficient alternatives within the next few years.          

Both ecoTurbo engines are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit.  

The New pro_cee’d also offers a new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine. This has increased power – up from 126 to 134bhp – with greater torque of 280Nm over a wider

rev range and CO2 emissions down by as much as 10g/km in manual versions. With the 7-DCT transmission maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. Fuel economy for manual versions of the new pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi is up to 74.3mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km – depending on wheel and tyre size – while 7-DCT versions have corresponding figures of 67.3mpg and 109g/km.  

The 7-DCT gearbox was also developed in-house at Namyang and, with a maximum torque capacity of 300Nm, will be used in a wide range of models within the next few years.

All diesels feature additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin for greater refinement and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). 

The pro_cee’d will be available with a 98bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and the 133bhp 1.6-litre direct-injection GDi unit. Kia’s ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go) engine stop/start system is standard with 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre engines. By shutting down the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch, it ensures that no fuel is used and no CO2 is emitted while stationary in traffic. The engine restarts as soon as the clutch is pressed.    

GT-Line – hot hatch looks with more affordable running costs

The new pro_cee’d introduces a new trim level – GT-Line – which offers buyers most of the styling and trim features of the sporty flagship, the pro_cee’d GT, but with lower fuel, insurance and taxation costs. GT-Line is available with the higher-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. 

GT-Line models are distinguished by a deep front bumper flanked by ice cube-style LED daytime running lights. These are housed in black high-gloss panels along with the foglights. There is a unique black lower grille and a black high-gloss mesh main grille with a graphite chrome surround. This is complemented by an equally sporty rear bumper with a deeply recessed number-plate housing and dual exhaust outlets. The number plate and rear foglights are encased in high-gloss black panels. The rear lamps are full LED units. At the sides there are sill extensions and bespoke five-double-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. There is a ‘GT-Line’ identifier on the rear bodywork. 

In the cabin, GT-Line models feature black cross-stitch upholstery with grey inserts. The driver and front passenger seats have power lumbar adjustment.  There is a sporty leather steering wheel with a perforated grip and silver stitching, which is replicated on the gear shifter, back door centre trim and seats. There are also alloy pedals with rubber grip inserts and faux black leather door inserts. The navigation centre in the fascia console has a matt black finish and there is a high-gloss black console tray, air vent surrounds and door trims.

There are no unique suspension, steering or braking revisions to GT-Line models, but all versions of the pro_cee’d have a modified fully independent suspension system to improve comfort and handling. All-independent suspension has inherent advantages for ride and handling compared with the simple beam rear axle used by many cars in this class.

The pro_cee’d now features torque vectoring to minimise understeer in hard cornering by partially braking the inner front wheel. The car’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) has been retuned to be more linear and predictable in response to steering inputs, while the front wheel geometry has been adapted to improve on-centre feel. Revised suspension settings improve comfort on poor surfaces by minimising vibrations and the rear anti-roll bar is now hollow rather than solid to reduce the transmission of road noise into the cabin. 

Advanced new connected-car systems

The new pro_cee’d introduces a range of additional audio and connectivity features. Standard across the range is an MP3-compatible six-speaker DAB radio with illuminated USB and AUX ports. Bluetooth with music streaming with voice recognition fitted to ‘SR7’ and ‘2’ grades, while the GT-Line is equipped with the highest level of connectivity ever found in a pro_cee’d through the latest Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® 

Via the stylish, modern-looking 7-inch central touchscreen, drivers gain access to European mapping, a Traffic Messaging Channel, full UK postcode entry and the choice of fast, short or economical route-planning, while TomTom Connected services provide additional and valuable driver information, including speed camera locations, live traffic updates and local search and weather details. The 7-inch touchscreen is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

Emotional and dynamic design

Sleek, long, low and lithe, the pro_cee’d brings an added sense of emotion and dynamism to the cee’d family. It has the same length (4,310mm), width (1,780mm) and wheelbase (2,650mm) as the five-door cee’d, but is 40mm lower at 1,425mm-1,430mm, and the B-pillar has been moved back by 220mm. The side doors are 270mm longer than those at the front of the five-door cee’d, allowing easy access to the rear seats while contributing to the sleek and rakish profile. This is further emphasised by a rising beltline, low roofline and narrow glasshouse framed by a chrome surround. 

Kia hallmarks like the ‘tiger-nose’ front grille, sleek profile and wrap-around headlights remain largely untouched except for a new oval-shaped grille mesh. This has a chrome or graphite chrome surround. All versions except GT have a newly designed front bumper which is now common to all three cee’d body styles. It includes a horizontal lower section which links the front foglamp/daytime running lamp surround and a flatter grille, emphasising the wide stance of the car and presenting a sportier look. The foglight housing is in black or high-gloss black, with black or chrome edging. 

The side panels behind the B-pillar are unique to the pro_cee’d, as are the roof, side windows, tailgate, C-pillar and rear light clusters. GT-Line versions have a new, more prominent side sill moulding. There are also stylish new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs. 

The rear is characterised by a steeply angled rear window and voluminous tail lights sitting on the car’s broad shoulders. A black strip with integrated combination lamps and reflectors in the lower section of the rear bumper adds to the hunkered-down appearance of the car. U-shaped LED tail lights give the pro_cee’d a strong and unique night-time signature. 

The performance-oriented exterior design is echoed inside the five-seat cabin, which has received only small detail touches, mainly to add an extra veneer of quality or to accommodate the new connectivity systems, such as the revised 7-inch touchscreen and turn-by-turn instructions which now appear in the instrument panel. 

There is a revised air vent system with a chrome surround to accentuate the width of the cabin, and additional chrome on the window switches. A chrome engine start/stop button features on GT and GT-Line, which has the Smart Entry System.   

The pro_cee’d in the UK

Kia offers an eight-model pro_cee’d range in the UK (excluding GT), based on five engines, two transmissions and three trim levels. 

The entry point to the range is the special-edition ‘SR7’ model powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Grade 2 gives buyers the option of the 1.6-litre GDi direct-injection petrol engine, the lesser-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine or the new 1.6-litre CRDi in either manual or 7-DCT form. Finally there is GT-Line, which also offers manual and automatic CRDi versions alongside the higher-powered ecoTurbo unit. 

All feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows, remote central locking, a cooled glovebox, a flat-folding 60:40 split rear seat, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system, DAB radio, illuminated USB and AUX ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking. 

SR7 has new 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, reversing sensors, front electric windows with auto up/down function, chrome interior garnish, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and automatic headlight control. Grade ‘2’ is distinguished by new black Premium cloth seats, chrome front foglight surrounds, a graphite chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and a dual-tone horn. This is on top of LED rear combination lamps, electrically folding and heated door mirrors, chrome window surrounds, a rear centre armrest, cruise control with speed limiter, illuminated vanity mirrors, luggage net hooks and an under-floor box and the Flex Steer function giving three different levels of steering weight and sensitivity.  

And now there is GT-Line, with the GT-Line exterior styling pack of graphite chrome grille surround with black high-gloss mesh, a black lower grille, side sill mouldings, a dual exhaust, black high-gloss LED light housing and number-plate surround, ice-cube LED daytime running lights, black high-gloss foglight housings and rear ‘GT-Line’ badge. 

The GT-Line interior pack supplements this with black headlining and black cross-stitch cloth upholstery with silver stitching, which also features on the steering wheel,

gearshifter, door trim and seats. There is a leather steering wheel with perforated inserts and silver stitching and a black centre fascia and high-gloss black centre tray, air-vent surrounds and door trim. GT-Line is also equipped with the 7-inch touchscreen with European mapping, Traffic Messaging Channel, UK postcode entry and a choice of fast, short or economical routes. It is linked to TomTom Connected services delivering additional and useful driver information, and a colour reversing camera. 

The pro_cee’d was designed and engineered at Kia’s Frankfurt design studios and technical centre and is made at the company’s Žilina plant in Slovakia. It comes with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty and is available for retail customers with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, which cover all routine maintenance for three or five years. The warranty and servicing packages are transferable if the car is sold before they expire. 

UK New pro_cee’d line-up 

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

1.4 SR7

98

134

12.3

113

47.1

138

1.6 GDi ISG 2

133

164

9.8

118

52.3

124

1.0 T-GDi ISG 2

98

171

12.4

114

57.6

113

1.6 CRDi ISG 2

134

280

9.5

117

74.3

99

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT ISG 2

134

300

10.2

124

67.3

109

1.0 T-GDi ISG GT-Line

118

171

10.7

118

57.6

115

1.6 CRDi ISG GT-Line

134

280

9.8

122

72.4

102

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT ISG GT-Line

134

300

10.2

124

67.3

109

                

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

Stephen Kitson                  Corporate Communications Director
skitson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832075 – 07795 011936

 Daniel Sayles                     Press Relations Manager
                                     dsayles@kia.co.uk – 01932 832073 – 07747 149149

 Sara Robinson                              Senior Press Officer
srobinson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832072 – 07919 482332

 Carly Escritt                       Senior Press Officer
cescritt@kia.co.uk – 01932 832071 – 07557 268252

 Moyosola Fujamade           Press Officer (Press Fleet Executive)
mfujamade@kia.co.uk – 01932 832069 – 07471 216343

 Hannah Cowton                 Press Office Assistant
hcowton@kia.co.uk – 01932 832079 – 07795 011475

 

2          WALK-AROUND                                                                                          

A quick guide to the New pro_cee’d 

Exterior

  • Introduction of sporty GT-Line trim level
  • Newly designed front bumper
  • New, oval-shaped grille mesh
  • New colour palette with Silver Frost, Dark Gun Metal and Yellow Flame metallic options
  • New 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels 

Interior (depending on model)

  • New air vent system with chrome highlights
  • Further chrome highlights around the window switches
  • Illuminated USB and AUX ports
  • Illuminated aluminium engine starter button
  • New seat cloth (trim level 2)
  • Additional sound-absorbing materials and anti-vibration foam to improve NVH of diesel models
  • Unique sporty look for GT-Line models 

Technical

  • New 1.0-litre three-cylinder ecoTurbo turbocharged petrol engines delivering 98 or 118bhp. First of a new family of downsized, highly-efficient petrol power units
  • Upgraded 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine
  • 7-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox (7-DCT) introduced for 1.6-litre CRDi engine
  • New torque vectoring system minimises understeer in hard cornering by braking inner front wheel
  • Improvements to rear strut mount insulators and rear anti-roll bar for improved comfort and handling
  • Modified Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) for more linear and precise response
  • Revised front wheel geometry for greater on-centre feel 

Safety and equipment (depending on model)

  • DAB radio
  • Improved supervision cluster now adds navigation turn-by-turn instructions
  • 7-inch navigation screen with TomTom Connected services.

3          EUROPEAN BY DESIGN                                                                                                    
New GT-Line trim package adds an even sportier look 

A sporty new GT-Line trim package headlines the changes to the styling of the new pro_cee’d. Elsewhere in the range, there have been detail modifications to give the car a more modern look and emphasise its quality – perceived and actual – but wholesale change was deemed neither desirable nor necessary. 

GT-Line was revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and brings most of the styling and trim features of the sporty flagship, the pro_cee’d GT, but with lower fuel, insurance and taxation costs. GT-Line is available with the higher-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. 

GT-Line models are distinguished by a deep front bumper flanked by ice cube-style LED daytime running lights. These are housed in black high-gloss panels along with the foglights. There is a unique black lower grille and a black high-gloss mesh main grille with a graphite chrome surround. This is complemented by an equally sporty rear bumper with a deeply recessed number-plate housing and dual exhaust outlets. The number plate and rear foglights are encased in high-gloss black panels. The rear lamps are full LED units. At the sides there are sill extensions and bespoke five-double-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. There is a ‘GT-Line’ identifier on the rear bodywork. 

In the cabin, GT-Line models feature black cross-stitch upholstery with grey inserts. The driver and front passenger seats have power lumbar adjustment.  There is a sporty leather steering wheel with a perforated grip and silver stitching, which is replicated on the gear shifter, back door centre trim and seats. There are also alloy pedals with rubber grip inserts and faux black leather door inserts. The navigation centre in the fascia console has a matt black finish and there is a high-gloss black console tray, air vent surrounds and door trims. 

The current pro_cee’d was revealed in 2012 and was created under the watchful gaze of President and Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer by a team led by European design chief Gregory Guillaume. It is still so fresh and appealing that only minor modifications have been made to the car for 2016. 

Kia hallmarks like the ‘tiger-nose’ front grille, sleek profile and wrap-around headlights remain largely untouched except for a new oval-shaped grille mesh. This has a chrome or graphite chrome surround. All versions except GT-Line have a newly designed front bumper which is now common to all three cee’d body styles. It includes a horizontal lower section which links the front foglamp/daytime running lamp surround and a flatter grille, emphasising the wide stance of the car and presenting a sportier look. The foglight housing is in either matt or high-gloss black, depending on model, with matt black or chrome edging. 

The coupé-like three-door Kia pro_cee’d is fundamental to Kia’s policy of creating specific cars in and for the markets where they are sold. It was designed and engineered at Kia’s European design and technical centres in Frankfurt and Rüsselsheim and is manufactured at the company’s Žilina plant in Slovakia. The pro_cee’d is sold only in Europe. 

From the outset it was imperative that the car was seen as European – not just in its styling and ride and handling, or through the availability of a state-of-the-art diesel engine, but also in the hundreds of small details which separate European preferences from those in other parts of the world. 

Haptics – how things feel and move – and ergonomics, the placement of controls and inter-relation between them, were of paramount importance and played a large part in the design. Europeans like handwheel-type seat adjusters because they offer a fine degree of backrest angle variation, and they prefer the indicator stalk on the left of the steering column rather than the right. The designers took note of this. In Europe, quality is also as much about how things feel and look as it is about durability, so these issues were also addressed. 

There is an even finer amount of small detail to ensure the car is in many ways more European than its European competitors. No stone has been left unturned. One seemingly insignificant detail is the fuel-filler flap. In the Far East and America buyers like a separate release lever inside the car, while Europeans prefer the filler flap to be linked to the central locking system so that it can be opened with just a push – so that’s what you will find. 

The pro_cee’d has the same length (4,310mm), width (1,780mm) and wheelbase (2,650mm) as the five-door cee’d, but is 40mm lower at 1,425mm-1,430mm, and the B-pillar has been moved back by 220mm. The side doors are 270mm longer than those at the front of the five-door cee’d, allowing easy access to the rear seats while contributing to the sleek and rakish profile. This is further emphasised by rising beltline, low roofline and narrow glasshouse framed by a chrome surround. Sleek, long, low and lithe, the pro_cee’d brings an added sense of emotion and dynamism to the cee’d family. 

The side panels behind the B-pillar are unique to the pro_cee’d, as are the roof, side windows, tailgate, C-pillar and rear light clusters. The rear is characterised by a steeply angled rear window and voluminous tail lights sitting on the car’s broad shoulders. A black strip with integrated combination lamps and reflectors in the lower section of the rear bumper adds to the hunkered-down appearance of the car. U-shaped LED tail lights give the pro_cee’d a strong and unique night-time signature. 

The cab-forward design and rakish roofline give the pro_cee’d a sporty stance. The athletic appearance is emphasised by the wide front and rear track and heightened by the standard-fit 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels tightly encased by the stylish bodywork. With its steeply angled A-pillars, low belt line and flattened glasshouse, the new pro_cee’d is more of a coupé than a hatchback in appearance.

The performance-oriented exterior design is echoed inside the five-seat cabin, with a driver-centric dashboard layout and modern premium touches like the dark cloth trim, black high-gloss and matt black console and fascia on GT-Line versions and the new subtle chrome accents dotted throughout the interior.

The controls and switchgear are ergonomically arranged and intuitive to use, with the temperature, airflow and infotainment switches easily accessed by the driver or front-seat passenger. The controls are clearly grouped and reveal total attention to detail. In the GT-Line a stylish 7-inch colour touchscreen located in the centre of the fascia gives access to the infotainment and navigation systems and TomTom Connected services. It is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

The seats offer excellent side support, with power lumbar adjustment in the GT-Line.  Fin-style door grab handles, an asymmetric centre console surround framing a deep storage area, bright chrome highlights on the interior door handles, instruments, window switches and air vents, soft-touch surfaces and padded door trims and storage boxes all attest to the attention to detail and quality. 

The tight shutlines would not look out of place on premium car, while all versions except the ‘SR7’ have an elegant chromed window surround. There is a classy new key fob with metallised inserts, damped sun visors and lidded storage areas, red ambient lighting, tactile door grab handles and precise panel gaps which give the interior a solid, mature, made-from-a-mould feel. 

The elevation in quality is emphasised by the refinement. Even the windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a seal, so it also shuts out more exterior noise. The weather strips around the door frames, filling in the pillar areas, door mirrors and thick front door glass all play a part. Even the sealing strips on the door sills make it more difficult for noise to enter the cabin. 

Storage compartments in the front, rear and centre console and a large boot ensure the sporty styling does not compromise practicality. With the rear seats upright there is 380 litres of luggage space, or 362 with the temporary spare wheel in place, while with both sections of the 60:40 split rear seats down there is 1,225 litres (1,207 litres). This is supplemented by an under-floor storage area. 

“The all-new Kia pro_cee’d is a true clean-sheet design,” says Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. “With its distinctive form language, dynamic proportions, muscular stance and athletic lines, this coupé follows a very different visual path to the cee’d. It’s a completely different car on every level.”

 

4          RANGE FINDER                                                                                                      

           A restructured line-up with new powertrains and a new trim level 

Kia offers an eight-model pro_cee’d range in the UK (excluding GT), based on five engines, two transmissions and three trim levels. 

The entry point to the range is the special-edition ‘SR7’ model powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Grade ‘2’ gives buyers the option of the 1.6-litre GDi direct-injection petrol engine, the lesser-powered 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine or the new 1.6-litre CRDi in either manual or 7-DCT form. Finally there is GT-Line, which also offers manual and automatic CRDi versions alongside the higher-powered ecoTurbo unit. 

All feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows, remote central locking, a cooled glovebox, a flat-folding 60:40 split rear seat, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system, DAB radio, illuminated USB and AUX ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control, six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking. 

‘SR7’ has new 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-rimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, reversing sensors, all-round electric windows with auto up/down function, more chrome interior garnish, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate and automatic headlight control. Grade ‘2’ is distinguished by new black Premium cloth seats, chrome front foglight surrounds, a graphite chrome radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and a dual-tone horn. This is on top of LED rear combination lamps, electrically folding and heated door mirrors, chrome window surrounds, a rear centre armrest, cruise control with speed limiter, illuminated vanity mirrors, luggage net hooks and an under-floor box and the Flex Steer function giving three different levels of steering weight and sensitivity.  

And now there is GT-Line, with the GT-Line exterior styling pack of graphite chrome grille surround with black high-gloss mesh, a black lower grille, side sill mouldings, a dual exhaust, black high-gloss LED light housing and number-plate surround, ice-cube LED daytime running lights, black high-gloss foglight housings and rear ‘GT-Line’ badge. The GT-Line interior pack supplements this with black headlining and black cross-stitch upholstery with silver stitching, which also features on the steering wheel, gearshifter, door trim and seats. There is a leather steering wheel with perforated inserts and overstitched ‘GT-Line’ logo and a black centre fascia and high-gloss black centre tray, air-vent surrounds and door trim. GT-Line is also equipped with the 7-inch touchscreen with European mapping, Traffic Messaging Channel, UK postcode entry and a choice of fast, short or economical routes to the driver’s destination. It is linked to TomTom® Connected services delivering additional and useful driver information, and a colour reversing camera.

5          THE TECHNICAL STORY                                                                           

World-class new engines and transmission 

The New pro_cee’d introduces three new engines and a new seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission (7-DCT), all designed specifically to meet the requirements of European motorists, many of whom have to contend with CO2-based taxation structures. All three new engines deliver exceptional torque at low revs, improving driveability in the conditions faced by Europeans. 

The pro_cee’d is now available with four engines (excluding the high-performance GT), all of which meet EU6 emissions regulations. These state-of-the-art power units deliver fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km. 

There have also been revisions to the car’s acclaimed all-independent suspension and Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), plus modifications to further reduce noise, vibration and harshness in diesel models. 

The engines

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show Kia introduced its new 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged (ecoTurbo) petrol engines, the first of an entire new family of world-class power units designed to meet the company’s stringent internal targets for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Kia intends to downsize 70 per cent of its internal combustion engines in the next few years while introducing new models which embrace every form of alternative powertrain – hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric as in the Soul EV and even hydrogen fuel cell. 

However, in many countries it will be some years before the infrastructure is mature enough to support widespread use of alternative power systems, so for now the emphasis will be on minimising the impact of combustion engines. This is where the new 1.0-litre ecoTurbo units and the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel have a significant role to play. They are available alongside 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol units from Kia’s Gamma family. The 1.6-litre Gamma engine features direct petrol injection (GDI). 

There are two versions of the new ecoTurbo engine, delivering 98bhp or 118bhp at 6,000rpm. In both cases there is a maximum 171Nm of torque available all the way from 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm, ensuring outstanding driving flexibility. The ecoTurbo units are members of the Kappa family and were developed in-house at Kia’s Namyang research and development facility in Korea. They require 10 to 15 per cent less fuel than the 1.6-litre GDi, with similar reductions in emissions. 

The key targets were instantaneous response, highly efficient combustion and exemplary torque across a wide portion of the rev band. These goals have been more than met with the aid of innovative technical solutions. The ecoTurbo engines feature laser-drilled injectors with six holes laid out in a pyramid shape so that the fine mist of fuel is spread more evenly throughout the cylinders than if it was being consistently sprayed into certain points. Thanks to a high-pressure pump, injection is at up to 200 bar.

The ecoTurbo engines have a straight air intake port rather than the gently curved port in the 1.6 GDi unit. It ends in a sharp air intake throat, reducing air resistance at all stages of the intake process. This improves cylinder tumble flow for faster, more efficient combustion while suppressing engine knocking. 

There is a single-scroll turbocharger paired with an electric wastegate motor. This improves turbocharger performance while scavenging clean air for the engine to re-use for combustion. At the same time it allows the wastegate to open to improve the flow of spent exhaust gases. It is an innovative system which allows higher low-end torque, more immediate response at any throttle opening and improved fuel economy at high engine loads. 

The engine is fitted with an integrated exhaust manifold which reduces exhaust gas temperatures, bringing the benefits of higher speeds with greater fuel efficiency. Lower temperatures also result in cleaner emissions by allowing the catalytic converter to operate more effectively. Engine temperatures are closely regulated by a dual-thermostat split cooling system which allows the block and cylinder heads to be cooled independently. The main thermostat controls the flow of coolant to the cylinder heads above 88º C to reduce knocking, while the engine block thermostat shuts of coolant flow above 105º C to reduce friction and improve efficiency. 

Both ecoTurbo engines are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit. Respective performance figures are 0-60mph in 12.4 seconds with a top speed of 114mph (98bhp) and 10.7 seconds with a V-max of 118mph (118bhp).  

The third new engine is the latest 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel unit, which is a member of the U2 family. It features a new high-pressure injection system and a continuously controlled variable oil pump to reduce friction losses. Power rises from 126bhp to 134bhp, while the maximum torque rises from 260 to 280Nm with manual transmission and is now available at 1,500 – 3,000rpm instead of 1,900 – 2,750rpm previously. With the 7-DCT gearbox maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. The improvements in power, torque and driveability mean that all manual versions of the pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi can accelerate from 0-60mph in less than 10 seconds, while the top speed is 117mph (grade 2) and 122mph (GT-Line). Fuel economy is as high as 74.3mpg, depending on wheel and tyre combination, while CO2 emissions are between 99 and 102g/km. 

With the new 7-DCT automatic gearbox emissions are only fractionally higher at 109g/km, while fuel economy is 67.3mpg (all versions). Acceleration from 0-60mph takes 10.2 seconds, while the top speed is 124mph.       

The CRDi turbodiesel engine is a 16-valve double overhead camshaft unit with a cast-iron block and bedplate and an aluminium oil pan. It features a variable geometry turbocharger which adjusts the flow of exhaust gases by altering the angle of the turbo vanes according to engine requirements to raise performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. It also has variable swirl control. This increases swirl at low-to-mid loads to reduce emissions and decreases it at high loads to maximise power.

For 2016 there is additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin for greater refinement and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Additional sound-absorbing materials have been adopted for the carpet and ventilation system; twice as much anti-vibration foam has been added to the dashboard panel; and sound-absorbing material is now fitted to the engine block, oil pan and diesel particulate filter.  

The pro_cee’d continues to be available with the 1.6-litre direct-injection (GDi) and multi-point-injection 1.4-litre engines. Both are 16-valve units with twin overhead camshafts. Continuously variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust camshafts ensures high torque at low engine revs for good driveability in European cities, and excellent power for the fast motorway speeds common in Europe. They feature an offset crankshaft to optimise fuel economy by reducing friction losses and improving the speed reduction of the pistons around the expansion stroke. Both versions have a strong aluminium ladder frame to improve rigidity and reduce NVH. 

With a compression ratio of 11.0:1, electronic throttle control and piston heads shaped to ensure the directly injected fuel converges around the spark plug, the GDi delivers an outstanding combination of performance, fuel economy and emissions control. Fuel is delivered at a pressure of up to 150 bar through six-hole injectors in a fuel rail fixed directly to the cylinder head at four points. A high-pressure sensor controls the fuel-flow rate and feedback through pressure changes in the fuel rail.  

The GDi engine develops 133bhp at 6,300rpm and 164Nm of torque peaking at 4,200rpm. It can accelerate the pro_cee’d to 60mph from a standing start in 9.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 118mph. CO2 emissions are 124g/km, while fuel economy is 52.3mpg.

The 1.4-litre Gamma engine develops 98bhp at 6,000rpm and 134Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. The 0-60mph acceleration time is 12.3 seconds and the top speed is 113mph, while CO2 emissions are 138g/km and fuel economy is 47.1mpg. 

EcoDynamics and ISG

All versions of the new pro_cee’d, except ‘SR7’ and ‘GT’, feature Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving, CO2-reducing technologies, while 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre models have ISG, Kia’s engine stop/start system.  The low rolling resistance tyres are 14 per cent more efficient than standard tyres, and a gearshift indicator on manual models advises the driver of the most efficient change-up points.  

Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use.  A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.  Other innovative technologies as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and Motor Driven Power Steering. 

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit.  This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU. 

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion.  The battery sensor monitors the battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when the driver wishes to continue driving and ensures the engine is started.  There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking. 

All the driver has to do is stop, put the car into neutral and release the clutch.  After a brief pause, the engine cuts out. It restarts as soon as the driver pushes the clutch.  The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up from a cold start or if the air conditioning system is working hard.  Drivers can also manually turn off the ISG system through a switch on the dashboard. 

Transmissions

The new ecoTurbo engines are not the only advanced efficiency-enhancing technical features to debut in the new pro_cee’d. It also gets first use of Kia’s new seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission in conjunction with the 1.6-litre CRDi engine. 

Like the ecoTurbo engines, this was developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes. It has a maximum torque capacity of 300Nm.

The manual gearboxes in the pro_cee’d are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift.  

Suspension, steering and brakes

European driving conditions impose different challenges to those found almost anywhere else on earth. Highway speeds are generally higher. Towns and cities often have narrow, bumpy streets. And in-between there are winding country roads, mountain passes and twisting lanes. To cope with this eclectic mix a car must be both agile and supple. 

From the outset Kia demanded that the pro_cee’d should not only look and feel European but should also behave European.  That is why it has the comparative rarity in its class of an expensive fully independent rear suspension system in place of the more commonly used and cheaper twist beam, and a wheelbase that is one of the longest in class. 

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) provides the right degree of assistance and weighting while reducing fuel consumption by around three per cent.  And powerful all-disc brakes – with anti-lock (ABS), electronic force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BAS) – bring the pro_cee’d to a stable and sure halt in the shortest possible distance.

All versions have a modified fully independent suspension system to improve comfort and handling and now feature torque vectoring to minimise understeer in hard cornering by partially braking the inner front wheel. The car’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) has been retuned to be more linear and predictable in response to steering inputs, while the front wheel geometry has been adapted to improve on-centre feel. New stoppers on the rear strut mount insulators and a new outer ball joint on the rear anti-roll bar improve comfort on poor surfaces by minimising suspension vibrations. The rear anti-roll bar is now hollow rather than solid to reduce the transmission of road noise into the cabin. The outcome is that the pro_cee’d has lost none of its agility, but now delivers a more compliant ride.

Grades ‘2’ and GT-Line also have Flex Steer. This allows drivers to personalise the level of assistance provided by the MDPS system at the touch of a button. It provides three stages of assistance – Comfort, which is ideal for parking manoeuvres in tight spaces or slow urban driving; Normal, which is the default mode; or Sport, which requires more steering effort and is therefore suited to fast highway driving where maximum stability is demanded. Whichever setting the owner chooses is maintained even after the engine has been switched off so that, for example, if the car is parked in town it will continue to be light and easy to drive upon restart. 

The pro_cee’d is equipped with third-generation ESC and features Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) which communicates with the steering to stabilise the car when it is braking or accelerating on roads with differing levels of grip from left to right. Hill-start Assist Control is again standard to ensure the car pulls away smoothly without rolling backwards on steep inclines – this is achieved by momentarily applying the brakes, for two seconds on manual versions and 0.8 seconds on automatic versions.      

Improved NVH

Kia has raised refinement with a series of new measures to counter NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) as part of its review of every single facet of the car. 

The aerodynamics (Cd 0.30) and carefully shaped door mirrors significantly reduce the incursion of wind noise into the cabin. There are joints on the ends of the belt-line weather strips; while the weather strips around the door frames are single-piece ‘one-turn’ items to reduce wind noise. The windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a seal, which not only makes the car more rigid but also aids quietness. The pillar filling areas and even the sill trim strips have been devised to minimise the chance of noise seeping into the cabin. 

The stiff body shell and revised rear suspension reduce the possibilities for road noise to enter the cabin, and there is sound absorption material throughout the car. 

Combustion noise from the diesel engines is less as a result of additional noise-insulating material under the bonnet and in the cabin. Additional sound-absorbing materials have been adopted for the carpet and ventilation system; twice as much anti-vibration foam has been added to the dashboard panel; and sound-absorbing material is now fitted to the engine block, oil pan and diesel particulate filter.

A three-point engine mounting system on all models also aids refinement, while acceleration vibration is minimised by the design of the roll-mounting system.

 

6          SAFETY FIRST                                                                                            

Class-leading safety across for every model 

New connectivity features advance the already comprehensive safety systems of the pro_cee’d. The level of connectivity is the highest ever found in the cee’d family, and not only adds to convenience but also helps to reduce driver stress and distraction. 

Navigation turn-by-turn instructions are now displayed in the instrument cluster, reducing the amount of time drivers need to avert their gaze from the road. Through the stylish, modern-looking 7-inch central touchscreen, drivers gain access to European mapping, a Traffic Messaging Channel, full UK postcode entry and the choice of fast, short or economical route-planning, while TomTom® Connected services provide additional and valuable driver information, including speed camera locations, live traffic updates and local search and weather details. The 7-inch touchscreen is linked to a colour reversing camera. 

All the essentials for avoiding accidents, or at the very least minimising the effects of them, are standard in the pro_cee’d. There is Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to control skids even before the driver can react, and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to keep the car stable when accelerating or braking on roads with different levels of grip from left to right. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the car from rolling backwards when setting off on steep gradients by holding the brakes for up to two seconds. 

The ambitious target was not just a five-star Euro-NCAP rating, but a higher score than any class competitor. To achieve that, major advances in body engineering and pedestrian protection were necessary. 

The bodyshell is incredibly stiff as a result of a comprehensive package of reinforcements in critical areas. Even the windscreen is bonded in rather than mounted in a sealing strip, which aids both rigidity and refinement. In total, 57 per cent of the body is made from high-tensile steel, with ultra-high-tensile steel in the B-pillar structures.

There is an i-type subframe with rigid side members, front apron and dashboard. Horizontal and centre tunnel supports feature in the dash area. The A-pillars, inner door rail and upper and lower body structures have been reinforced and there are transverse cross-members linking the front and rear suspension mounts, pressings attaching the boot floor to the tailgate opening and a strong floor cross-member. All of this serves to provide a safety ‘ring’ around the tailgate area. 

At the front, the side crash members have shallow slant angles which help to disperse collision energy more effectively, while side impact protection is boosted by reinforced front door belt inner rails, hot-stamped B-pillars and roof sides, ultra-high-tensile steel lower body sill structures and a roof gusset connecting the side inner panels and the roof rails. There are also extremely thick door beams. 

Every pro_cee’d comes as standard with six airbags –­ twin front, side and side curtains – to provide all-round chest, face and head protection. Seat-belt recognition monitors detect if the belt on an occupied seat is not fastened or is released during a journey. 

To reduce the cost of repairs after low-speed (9mph or less) collisions, there is a crash box integrated into the front bumper rails to minimise deformation of the front side member, while at the rear the side members have been reinforced so that they are better able to resist deformation at similar speed. 

Pedestrian safety comes through collapsible headlamps, a stiff lower bumper lip and shock-absorbing structures in the bonnet and bonnet hinges. 

All versions have Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), which causes the rear brake lamps to flash in an emergency stop to alert following drivers. Brake Assist (BAS), which ensures maximum stopping power in an emergency regardless of the force applied to the pedal by the driver, is also standard.    

Daytime running lights – LED on grades ‘2’ and GT-Line – are fitted.  All versions except the SR7 also have static cornering lights which provide a broader beam when steering to ensure quicker recognition of roadside objects at night. They operate through separate lights built into the headlamp units, and activate when the steering angle is more than 35 degrees at speeds of 6mph and above, or 50 degrees when the car is stationary. They switch off if the steering angle falls below 20 degrees. 

All versions have an LED high-level rear stop light while pro_cee’d ‘2’ and GT-Line have LED combination rear lamp clusters. 

Reversing sensors are standard except on the ‘SR7’, while the GT-Line has a colour reversing camera integrated into the navigation screen.

 

7          RUNNING COSTS                                                                                                  

Engineered to save owners money

Reductions in fuel consumption and emissions do not just benefit society as a whole. They also have a significant bearing on the costs of both fleet and retail customers. The New pro_cee’d addresses this with three new ultra-efficient engines and a seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic gearbox. All were developed in-house, either at the Namyang technical centre in Korea or, in the case of the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, at Kia’s European technology facility in Germany. All five engines in the pro_cee’d now meet EU6 emissions standards to help improve air quality. 

The cee’d family is the first to be available with Kia’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged petrol (ecoTurbo) units, delivering either 98 or 118bhp, with 171Nm of torque available across a wide rev band. They have been designed to require 10 to 15 per cent less fuel than the 1.6-litre GDi, with similar reductions in emissions. The key targets were instantaneous response, highly efficient combustion and exemplary torque. 

Kia will replace 70 per cent of its combustion engines with downsized units like the new ecoTurbo powertrains in the coming years. The ecoTurbo engines deliver all the performance of larger-capacity normally aspirated units with a much-reduced appetite for fuel and lower emissions, helping to reduce the burden on fleet operators, business users and private individuals through lower operating costs, BiK taxation and less frequent visits to the fuel station. Both are capable of 57.6mpg in the official European combined fuel test, with CO2 emissions of 113g/km for the lesser-powered version and 115g/km for the more potent unit. 

The third new engine is the latest 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel unit. It features a new high-pressure injection system and a continuously controlled variable oil pump to reduce friction losses. Power rises from 126bhp to 134bhp, while the increased maximum torque of 280Nm in manual versions is now available at 1,500 – 3,000rpm instead of 1,900 – 2,750rpm previously. With the 7-DCT gearbox maximum torque is 300Nm at 1,750 to 2,500rpm. The improvements in power, torque and driveability mean that manual versions of the pro_cee’d 1.6 CRDi are capable of fuel economy as high as 74.3mpg, depending on wheel and tyre combination, while CO2 emissions are between 99 and 102g/km.

With the new 7-DCT automatic gearbox emissions are only fractionally higher at 109g/km, while fuel economy is 67.3mpg.   

The pro_cee’d continues to be available with the 1.6-litre direct-injection (GDi) and multi-point-injection 1.4-litre engines. The GDi delivers an outstanding combination of performance, fuel economy and emissions control, with a CO2 figure of 124g/km, and combined consumption of 52.3mpg. The 1.4-litre petrol engine has fuel economy of 47.1mpg, while CO2 emissions are 138g/km. 

All versions feature Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving, CO2-reducing technologies, while the ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go) engine stop/start system is standard with all 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre engines. By shutting down the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch, it ensures that no fuel is used and no CO2 is emitted while waiting in traffic. The engine restarts as soon as the clutch is pressed.   

Low rolling resistance tyres are 14 per cent more efficient than standard ones and a gearshift indicator on manual models advises the driver of the most efficient change-up points.  Kia has also developed a kick-down switch for the accelerator to prevent unintentional full-throttle use.  A small resistance felt through the accelerator pedal at full-throttle condition helps drivers to avoid excessive fuel consumption, without impairing responsiveness when maximum power is needed.  Other innovative technologies as part of the EcoDynamics package include a power-saving alternator management system and Motor Driven Power Steering.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km) 

Engine

Urban

Ex Urban

Combined

CO2

1.4 GDi

36.2

57.6

47.1

138

1.6 GDi

41.5

62.8

52.3

124

1.0 T-GDI 98bhp

45.6

68.9

57.6

113

1.0 T-GDI 118bhp

45.6

67.3

57.6

115

1.6 CRDi 16” wheels

67.3

80.7

74.3

99

1.6 CRDi 17” wheels

64.2

78.5

72.4

102

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT

61.4

72.4

67.3

109

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED Band 

Engine

Tax rate

VED Band

1.4 GDi

22%

E

1.6 GDi

19%

D

1.0 T-GDI 98bhp

17%

C

1.0 T-GDI 118bhp

18%

C

1.6 CRDi 16” wheels

17%

A

1.6 CRDi 17” wheels

18%

B

1.6 CRDi 7-DCT

19%

B

 

Servicing and insurance 

The pro_cee’d has also been designed and engineered to be easy to maintain and repair, reducing servicing costs and insurance. Routine servicing is needed only once a year or every 20,000 miles for both petrol and diesel versions.  

Care-3 and Care-3 Plus – Kia’s servicing packages for retail customers – are available and offer fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years. All work is carried out by trained technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. 

Both packages cover the car, not the owner, so are transferable should the vehicle be sold.  If a vehicle with a Care-3 package is sold on then the next owner may upgrade to the five year service package.  The cost of the vehicle’s first MoT test fee can also be included. 

Insurance groups 

Engine

(1-50)

1.4 6-speed manual SR7

    8   

1.6 GDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

   13

1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

    9

1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG 2

   13

1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG 2

   13

1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG GT-Line

   12

1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG GT-Line

   14

1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG GT-Line

   14

 

Warranty and support

Seven-year / 100,000-mile manufacturer warranty

12-year anti-perforation warranty

Five-year paintwork warranty

One-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist

 

8          MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                 

Back to where it all started – Kia’s European plant at Žilina

The story of the cee’d family will always be inextricably linked with that of Kia’s European manufacturing facility at Žilina in Slovakia. Without the one, there might never have been the other. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d – a five-door GT destined for a Dutch customer. Žilina also manufactures the sporty Sportage crossover and the practical compact Venga.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant hatchbacks to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. 

Žilina was identified as the place where they would be made. Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such things as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region. 

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers.  Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.  Žilina is now able to produce 300,000 cars a year as well as 450,000 engines. The 2014 figures were 323,000 and 493,000 respectively, which effectively means that the plant is operating at more than its notional capacity.  

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule and the quality of the pilot production cars it started making towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d range with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Žilina-built models are exported to 76 markets. 

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.     

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and is a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported.  Seventy-five per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, which also helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside. 

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. The RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. 

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory. 

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations. 

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions. 

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in the winter temperatures dip to -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant. 

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed. 

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate in less than one millisecond defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels. 

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere. All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification. 

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure cee’d is totally resistant to corrosion, and that its paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cee’d comes with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

9          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

          Things we think you'll want to know 

  1. What percentage of all cee’d sales is taken by the pro_cee’d?
  2. 15 per cent, or roughly one in seven.

 

  1. Is there a fleet market for the pro_cee’d?
  2. Absolutely With emissions as low as 99g/km, impressive practicality for a three-door car and, of course, striking looks, fleet buyers – and particularly user-choosers – show strong interest in pro_cee’d.

 

  1. Why is the 7-DCT transmission offered with only the 1.6-litre CRDi engine?
  2. The new 7-DCT transmission has been engineered to take large torque outputs of up to 300Nm such as those produced by high-power diesel engines while achieving significantly greater fuel efficiency with lower emissions than with a conventional torque converter automatic. It is therefore entirely logical that it should make its debut mated to the uprated 1.6-litre CRDi engine, which now delivers 300Nm of torque when teamed with the 7-speed DCT gearbox. But Kia has said that the 7-DCT is destined for wider application in future, although as yet no details have been announced.

 

  1. Why do you not offer ISG with the 1.4-litre engine?

A.       Because it adds to cost, and Kia’s policy is to ensure that buyers are not forced to pay for technology when it will not directly benefit them. The 1.4-litre petrol SR7 is largely bought by retail customers who gain little from the addition of ISG. Other versions are more likely to be bought by fleet users who can make significant savings because of the lower CO2 emissions that ISG helps to bring.    

  1. To locate a local dealer or for more information please visit www.kia.co.uk

    Stephen Kitson
    Director of Corporate Communications

    E: skitson@kia.co.uk   
    T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936
    Daniel Sayles
    Press Relations Manager

    E: dsayles@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149
    Sara Robinson     
    Senior Press Officer

    E: srobinson@kia.co.uk
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    Carly Escritt       
    Senior Press Officer

    E: cescritt@kia.co.uk  
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    Moyosola Fujamade
    Press Officer (press fleet)

    E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832069 M: 07471 216 343
    Emily Jacklin
    Press Office Assistant
    E: ejacklin@kia.co.uk  
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SPECIFICATION

pro_cee'd

10       TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

All the fact and figures 

1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol (Grade ‘2’) 

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 98 @ 4,500rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 171 @ 4,000rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; direct fuel injection;   turbocharger

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.615

  1.955

  1.286

  0.971

  0.774

  0.639

  3.700

  4.059

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,271 /  1,389

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,000 / 500

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

            

 

 12.4

 Maximum speed

 mph

 114

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

             

 45.6 / 68.9 / 57.6

 

 CO2

 g/km     

             

 113

 

1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol (GT-Line)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 118 @ 6,000rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 171 @ 4,000rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; direct fuel injection; turbocharger

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.615

  1.955

  1.286

  0.971

  0.774

  0.639

  3.700

  4.267

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 17 x 7J alloy

 Tyres

 225/45R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,271 / 1,389

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,200 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

 

 10.7

 

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

 

 

 45.6 / 67.3 / 57.6

 CO2

 g/km     

 

 115

 

 

1.4-litre petrol (Grade ‘SR7’)                                                                               

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,368

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 72 x 84

 Power output

 bhp

 98 @ 6,000rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 134 @ 4,200rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; multi-point fuel injection

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear   

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.893

 0.774

 3.700

 4.400

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,430

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,247 / 1,375

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,200 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 12.3

 Maximum speed

 mph

 113

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

         

 36.2 / 57.6 / 47.1

 

 CO2

 g/km   

           

 138

 

 

1.6-litre GDi petrol (Grade ‘2’)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,591

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.4

 Power output

 bhp

 133 @ 6,300rpm

 Torque output

 Nm

 164 @ 4,850rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 11.0

 Engine details

 

 Double overhead camshaft; continuously

 variable valve timing; direct fuel injection GDI

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.769

 2.045

 1.370

 1.036

 0.839

 0.688

 3.700

 4.059

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,425

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,263 / 1,391

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,400 / 600

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 Seconds

             

 9.8

 

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg      

             

 41.5 / 62.8 / 52.3

 

 CO2

 g/km     

             

 124

 

  

1.6-litre CRDi (Grade ‘2’ & GT-Line)

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1,582

 Bore / stroke

 mm

 77.2 x 84.5

 Power output

 bhp

 134 @ 4,000 rpm

 Torque output manual transmission

 Nm

 280 @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm

Torque output DCT

 Nm

 300 @ 1,750 – 2,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 16.0

 Engine details

 

 New generation common rail, variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), exhaust gas recirculation,

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Six-speed manual

‘2’

 Six-speed manual     GT-Line

 Seven-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

  3.769

  2.040

  1.189

  0.844

  0.702

  0.596

  3.583

  3.250

  3.636

  1.962

  1.189
  0.844

  0.702

  0.596

  3.583

  3.471

  3.786

  2.261

  1.957

  1.023

  0.778

  0.837

  0.681

  (1-1/4-5) 4.176 (3/6-7) 3.087

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 MacPherson struts with coil spring and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Multi-link with trailing arm and anti-roll bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs  and solid rear discs with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 Rack-and-pinion Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

 Wheels (alloy)

 16 x 6J alloy or 17 x 7J alloy

 Tyres

 205/55R16 or 225/45R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 4,310 / 1,780 / 1,425

 Kerb weight (min / max)

 kg

 1,356 / 1,480 (auto 1,383 / 1,501)

 Tow weights – braked / unbraked

 kg

 1,500 / 650

 Boot capacity (VDA) / seats down

 litres

 380 (362 with spare wheel in place) / 1,225 (1,207)

 Minimum turning radius

 m

 5.3

 Tank capacity

 litres

 53

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.30

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

 Six-speed manual

Seven-speed DCT

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 9.5 (2), 9.8 (GT-Line)

 10.2     

 Maximum speed

 mph

 117 (2) 122 (GT-Line)

 124

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

            16”

            17”

 67.3 / 80.7 / 74.3

 64.2 / 78.5 / 72.4

 

 61.4 / 72.4 / 67.3

 

  

 g/km    16”

            17”

  99

 102

 

 109

                                                                       



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