Take a break, compact, dredge the set of some attributes of the cut, stir well and you get a vehicle that adds to the elegance of the style, a certain practical sense. Responding to the name “shooting brake”, the figure, restored by Mercedes with the CLA, invites now in the Kia line-up. A way for Korean to overcome the disaffection of motorists for the coupes and cabriolets compact mass, but also to differentiate itself from its competitors with models with a high emotional content, to look after its brand image while standing at the gap of the price war.

the Third element of the family Ceed, the break hunting Proceed presents a style that is rewarding. Kia

from the platform K2 family-Ceed, the designers have sketched out a vehicle is very rewarding and stands out really of his sisters. Except for the hood and front fenders of the sedan Ceed, the entire body is new. Thought and produced in Europe, this third model of the family Ceed is as long as the SW while being much more picked up. The pavilion fleeing is lowered by 43 mm, ground clearance of 5 mm. Other singularities: a front shield to the sporty design, a shark fin on the glass rear side and rear window, steeply sloping (64,2°).

If the Proceed is logically more livable and more functional than the coupe of the previous generation of the Ceed and it uses the name, she tilts front to the SW. The volume of the trunk extends from 594 1 545 litres, compared to 625 in 1 694 the for the break. Good point: the guard at the roof does not suffer much from the line of the pavilion, despite the presence of a panoramic glass roof, standard on the finishing GT our testing, the one associated with the version of T-GDI 204 hp (34 990 €).

Of her sisters, the Proceed inherits a presentation flattering resting on a board edge material foam and ergonomically well thought out. But the touch screen of 8 inches is attached to the console and not integrated and the lack of a digital display are the gap that still exists with the first segment. This does not prevent the Proceed GT to make a good figure especially with the sports seats in mixed leather and suede with red stitching and the steering wheel on the flat.

The interior ambience is closer to that of the sedan Ceed. Kia

The Proceed will bend to the discipline of the family and inherits all of the systems we are installing on the road driving assisted (level-2). It is as well that this shooting brake reads the road signs, monitors, dead-angles, is maintained in the pathway, detects pedestrians on the path, and the somnolence of the driver, is progressing in a totally automatic way in the traffic, and applies an emergency brake in case of need. But the Proceed is mostly a car to drive. The engine 1.6-liter, direct-injection, 204-hp is evidence of a beautiful spirit. It is served by a sound playful, to sporty. The dual-clutch automatic transmission DCT 7-speed, driver’s fingertips supports the impression of great ease, but she is reluctant to follow the acceleration of the pace. But we appreciate this break from hunting that demonstrates great agility, twisting curves of the Esterel massif at a good pace.

version 1.6 T-GDi 204 hp displays a beautiful tone, and reveals a behavior a great deal of agility. Kia

Here are the competitors warned: the services are of high quality and high homogeneity for a fee, claiming an extra charge of 1 000 euros compared to the SW. With the Proceed, the Korean Kia enhances its attractiveness.

technical Sheet

Engine: 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection

Power: 204 hp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 265 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm

Transmission: pull, box car. dual-clutch 7-speed

Dimensions (L x w x h): 4.60 x 1.80 x 1.42 m

Safety deposit box: 594 litres

Weight: 1 465 kg

Performance (0 to 100 km/h): 7.5 seconds

Speed: 225 km/h

Consumption: 6.2 l/100 km

Emissions (CO2): 145 g/km

Price: 34.990 €

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