Sporty Kia Proceed due in 2013

* 200bhp Kia Proceed next summer * 0-62mph in less than 7.0s * Sporty styling touches inside and out...

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Tom Webster
11 Sep 2012 09:45 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

The sportiest Kia Proceed yet will join the three-door hatchback's range next summer.

Power will come from a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that's also used in the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Its power output is likely to be around 200bhp.

Performance figures haven't been revealed, but a 0-62mph time of around 7.0 seconds is likely.

Prices have yet to be announced, but it's thought the sporty Proceed will top the range with a price of around 23,000.

It's likely to come with sideskirts and a rear spoiler, but will not have the bonnet scoop featured on the Veloster Turbo.

Sporty styling additions are expected inside as well, with a spokesman saying Recaro (or similarly sporty) seats are likely to feature. Revised suspension will give the hot Proceed a sportier driving experience.

By Tom Webster