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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Solid build quality and lots of standard equipment
  • Design lacks a little flair
  • Ergonomically excellent

The Kia ProCeed’s interior doesn’t exhibit the same sense of style as its exterior. This is actually quite good news, as it’s nearly identical to the standard car’s – a model of common sense and clarity.

The instrument panel in particular is superbly easy to read, with a large speedometer and rev counter flanking a clear information panel. All text is high-contrast white on black, making it easy to see what you’re looking for at a glance.

2019 Kia ProCeed interior

Ventilation and climate controls are easy to operate and fall close to hand, and unlike some manufacturers Kia’s resisted the temptation to put them on a touchscreen – they’re all physical buttons. The touchscreen interface itself is fitted to all Kia vehicles, and it too is very clear to operate, albeit slightly dated-looking. It does offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, however, so if you’re not a fan of the standard interface it’s very easy to replace it with something a little more smartphone-friendly.

Comfort

  • Easily-adjustable driving position
  • Comfortable and supportive seats
  • Ride comfort suffers a little with larger wheels

The ProCeed sits lower than the regular Ceed, and is also fitted with larger wheels as standard. Both of these items have a detrimental impact on ride quality, especially around potholed roads in town where the ProCeed can feel a little brittle over bumps.

It settles down to an excellent motorway cruiser, however – that slinky bodyshell also improves refinement by cutting down on wind noise.

Worth a mention are the seats, especially on top-spec GT models. They’re not quite as body-hugging as you’d find in a full-blown hot hatchback such as the Hyundai i30 Fastback N, but they’re still very supportive and comfortable. Electrical adjustment on some models makes getting comfortable even easier, and there’s lots of reach and rake adjustment to the steering wheel, too.