Kia has announced a new range-topping version of its Pro_cee’d three-door family hatchback – and it comes with sat nav as standard.
Following Kia’s existing numerical naming convention, the new model is called the Pro_cee’d 4, and features the brand’s latest looks as well as a large amount of fitted equipment.
Kia Pro_cee’d 4: sat nav as standard
Visually, the Kia Pro_cee’d 4 combines the new ‘Schreyer grille’ (named after Kia’s styling director and former Audi designer, Peter Schreyer) with standard fit 17-inch alloy wheels, black headlight bezels and dark tinted windows.
On the inside there’s full black leather upholstery, complete with front heated seats and leather trimmed steering wheel.
The Pro_cee’d 4 is also the first in the range to boast sat nav as standard. The system features a seven-inch screen with touch controls, European mapping, points of interest, multi-route planning, and a reversing camera. It also includes Bluetooth hands-free telephone connection, with touch screen operation and the ability to download directories from up to eight different phones.
The Pro_cee’d 4 is powered by a new high-output version of Kia’s 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine. This gains 13bhp to achieve 124bhp, giving a 122mph top speed and 0-60mph of just over 10 seconds.
Is £18,495 too much for a Kia?
The arrival and equipment level of this new model underlines Kia’s continuing advance away from its budget-oriented origins.
The Pro_cee’d 4 pushes the Korean manufacture further upmarket – but this is also reflected in the asking price: £18,495 sounds like a lot of money for a Kia hatchback. But try finding anything else this well equipped at this price.
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