Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

One diesel, one petrol engine

The engine range is a straightforward choice between Kia’s 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine and its 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel. Both are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although a six-speed automatic transmission is available with the diesel engine if you plump for the top-level SE trim level.

We expect the diesel to be the most popular of the two engines.

The previous-generation Proceed had a good reliability record and that, added to low insurance and a frugal diesel engine, should keep running costs down.

Can this stylish new Proceed take on the heavy hitters? Read on for our full Kia Proceed review to find out.