Motoring: Handsome capable Kia Proceed

Longford Leader Reporter

Reporter:

Longford Leader Reporter

Email:

newsroom@longfordleader.ie

Kia Proceed

Kia Proceed

The Proceed (part of the greater Ceed family) has gone through a few different identities since it first appeared in 2007.

The latest one presents in a ‘shooting brake’ formation which is what you get when you put a longer and low slung estate formation onto what would otherwise be a moderately sized saloon or a hatchback. And almost invariably, it means a degree of sportiness also. And such is the case with this car.

It does what some might think was impossible, make estates sporty. This one has a 1.4 litre turbo petrol which certainly has a pep in its step. It’s matched to a six speed gear box that, compared to a five-speed, takes more work from the driver, but also gives them something to smile about in terms of mpgs.

Also read: SEAT Ireland delivers exceptional sales results for Q1

It is a handsome car. Internally, this is very comfortable car with every conceivable gadget available.
touch screen that could organise a moon landing.Thankfully the Proceed’s trickery is easy to understand and navigate, notwithstanding its complexity. For some reason, only one the Proceed is only available with one engine.

It costs €30,445 including metallic paint.