An initial design sketch of the new Kia ProCeed hints at the car's styling inspired from the 2017 concept revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.
Ever since the Kia ProCeed Concept was revealed in 2017, journalists around the world have been waiting for Kia to put it into production. Well, the initial design sketch and details revealed by Kia have confirmed the forthcoming international debut of the new ProCeed. While its hatchback and station wagon versions were unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the third body style in the ProCeed line-up will be a shooting brake. Designed, developed and engineered exclusively for Europe, the ProCeed represents an interesting proposition in the mid-size family car segment.
Kia's decision to launch a shooting brake version of the ProCeed can be seen as a response to what sister brand Hyundai has done with the all-new i30, which is available in three body styles: hatchback, station wagon and fastback. As a result, the upcoming ProCeed will directly compete with the i30 fastback. The new Kia ProCeed will be revealed at an event on 13th September 2018 and will make its public debut at the 2018 Mondial de l’Auto in Paris on 2nd October 2018.
Kia announced its arrival in India in April 2017 and the first phase of Kia's Anantapur manufacturing facility in India is due to be completed by the end of March 2019. While there are no plans of adding the ProCeed to its India line-up, Kia will be entering the Indian automotive landscape with its Creta-rivalling compact SUV, likely to be christened 'Trazor'.