2013 Kia Proceed unveiled

* 2013 Kia Proceed * Sporty three-door Ceed hot hatch coming * On sale in spring 2013...

2013 Kia Proceed unveiled

This is the 2013 Kia Proceed, which has made its public debut at the 2012 Paris motor show, ahead of going on sale in spring 2013.

Like the current model, the new Proceed has more dramatic styling than the Ceed 5dr on which it's based. As well as a more swooping roofline, there's a different tailgate and slimmer rear lights that give it a sportier look.

There are also different bumpers, sculpted lines along the sides of the car and extra chrome trim that links the front grille and headlights.

Like rivals such as the Hyundai Veloster, Volkswagen Scirocco and Vauxhall Astra GTC , the new Proceed blurs the boundary between conventional three-door hatchbacks and coupes.

The interior is identical to the Ceed 5dr's, but the Proceed is likely to be available with sportier trims and seats.

Proceed has a sleeker rear end than the Ceed 5dr, with a different tailgate and revised lights

Full technical details haven't been revealed, but the Proceed will be available with the same engines that are currently available in the Ceed 5dr, so there'll be 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol options and a choice of two 1.6-litre diesel engines.

Sportier front bumper than five-door Ceed; extra chrome trim links front grille and headlights

Kia has confirmed that the Proceed hot hatch model will join the range next summer. It's expected to use a version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that's used in the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, with a power output of around 200bhp.??

Hot hatch version will have chassis and cosmetic tweaks, and a turbocharged engine with around 200bhp

Chassis tweaks and a bodykit are also likely upgrades for the hot hatch version. Kia hasn't confirmed a name for this version yet, but it's expected to top the Proceed range, with a price of around 23,000.

The entry-level Proceed is likely to cost around 16,000.

Interior is almost identical to Ceed 5dr's, but sportier trim is likely to available

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By Leo Wilkinson