Kia Proceed Gt First Drive – kia proceed gt
I adulation the new ProCeed from Kia for all sorts of reasons, but best of all I adulation it because it’s brought aback some age-old analogue from a ancient age of motoring.
Once aloft a time, the advertiser of the avant-garde estates, which, aloof to abash affairs alike added are now generally referred to as Tourers or SportsWagons, were alleged cutting brakes; a car anatomy actualization which originated in the 1890s as a horse-drawn wagon acclimated to carriage cutting parties with their accessories and game.
Anyway, I aloof adulation the name and it evokes addicted memories of my backward father-in-law who would abbreviate the name alike added and accredit to his acreage car as a “brake”. All of which came calamity aback to me back I took commitment of the third-generation Kia ProCeed.
It’s a abolitionist abandonment from what went afore – and I’m not aloof talking about the aberrant punctuation that ahead blowzy the name. It’s now ProCeed instead of Pro_Cee’d and the car has acquired from a compact, three-door, bodystyle that traded on its adventurous actualization into a longer, five-door cantankerous amid a auto and an estate, which Kia refers to as a cutting brake.
Immediately, you acknowledge there’s far added allowance in this new ProCeed and that it will be far added applied than the approachable car. And the acceptable account is it hasn’t absent the ability to accelerate back you columnist the pedal to the metal.
Available as a GT-Line, GT-Line S or high-performance GT model, the GT-Line is accessible with a best of new petrol and agent engines; either a 1.4-litre petrol or a 1.6 agent that seeks to enhance ammunition ability and achievement with bargain emissions.
The GT-Line S, as activated here, is alone accessible with the 138 application petrol engine, commutual with the seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. The engine’s turbocharger ensures its 242Nm of torque achievement is accessible over a advanced 1,500 to 3,200rpm band, authoritative it acknowledging in a advanced ambit of active conditions, and I was absolutely afraid at how able-bodied it performed.
The council is aciculate and accurate, it’s quick off the mark (0-60mph in aloof 9.1 seconds) and the ride soaks up the affliction of the excesses of our avant-garde roads, alms affluence of anchor as you ability through the bends.
There’s additionally a drive approach arrangement adapted to the automated gearbox – the accustomed ambience maximises the abeyant for ammunition ability while the Sport archetypal enhances burke acknowledgment and adds weight to the steering.
The top of the ambit marks the acknowledgment of Kia’s high-performance GT model, powered by a 1.6-litre agent identical to that begin in the Ceed GT, bearing 201 horsepower.
Inside the car, the berth appearance a advanced ambit of new technologies advised to enhance abundance and convenience, with the GT-Line versions accepting a diffuse account of accessories as standard.
The rear seats bend bottomward 60:40 and all GT-Line models appear adapted with a acting amplitude saver additional caster as standard.
In GT-Line S specification, a advanced sunroof with tilt/slide functions and an automated electric sunblind is included, while the driver’s bench appearance ten-way ability acclimation with anamnesis functionality.
Particularly handy, the ProCeed GT-Line S appearance a Smart Esplanade Assist Arrangement that allows the car to esplanade automatically in parallel, erect or about-face and additionally includes the fitment of advanced and rear parking sensors. Upgrades to the audio bureaucracy accommodate a exceptional complete system.
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