• Dec 28, 2010
2011 Kia Pro_Cee'd – Click above for high-res image gallery

Let the Geneva Motor Show previews begin. A handful of images of the facelifted Kia Pro_Cee'd have managed to find their way to the internet via Kia World. Fans of the company's corporate nose will be happy to see the communal H-shaped grille make an appearance on the model for the first time, and new, aggressive fog-light insets help give the vehicle a little more personality, too. We can't tell from the leaked photos, but we'd guess that the rear has received a similar, if not slight, update as well.

But the aesthetics aren't the only thing on that's changed on the punctuation-laden Pro_Cee'd. Kia World also suggests that the Kia will now come with a slightly warmed-over diesel engine under its hood. The new lump is expected to churn out 128 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque from 1.6-liters of displacement. Look for the revised Pro_Cee'd to show up at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March.




[Source: Kia World]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not my cup of tea but I see a bit of VW Scirocco, Euro Focus (current gen) and a bit of the Impreza.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hadn't heard the name "pro_cee'd" before, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So I looked it up: it's the name Kia gives to the 3-door hatchback variant of the Cee'd.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No! Really?! You don't say!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I never thought I'd say this about a Korean car, but it actually looks nice, something worthy of coming this side of the pond.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey Kia, why don't you drop in the 2.4 4cyl and ship that to the US? Just a thought.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And all proceeds will go to Korea?
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's what the Forte Koup SX is for...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this looks great and would love to see it in the us but I loved the 3-door Saturn Astra too and we all know how successful that was :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, it was pretty successful. But like the Pontiac G8, it was too late. Saturn was already failing by the time the whole Saturn lineup became Opel rebadges.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 3 door Saturn Astra is one of my favorite (cheap) hatches ever. Every time I see one, I shed a little tear. They look great in white. Sad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah, but I don't think this car is even offered in North America.....right? Does Kia have marketing plans for my neck o' the woods?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Never been clear on the differences between the Hyundai ix20/Kia Venga, and the Forte5 and this car. Are they all the same car, more or less?

        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mirko,

        So, is there a direct Forte5 equivalent in Europe, or is it basically, as you suggest, a stripped-down Pro-Cee'd?

        I like the Venga a lot. They should sell that car in North America. It's a very practical car, and the flat-folding and reclining seats are pretty special in that segment. I believe it's rather praised by the press too (and the ix20-twin, presumably).

        • 4 Years Ago
        Ix20/Venga: tall B-segment.
        Forte5: American-market C-segment hatch
        Cee'd/Pro-Cee'd: European-market C-Segment hatch (similar to Forte5 but fully independent rear suspension, rear disc brakes, diesels, etc)
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks almost like the Volvo C30 from some angles... I like it. for a kia...
      • 4 Years Ago
      A poor-man's Volvo C30; do want! I am seriously hating the complete and utter lack of 3-door content on North American shores. Short of the Mini and C30, there's nothing off the top of my head that I can think of, aside from the repulsive Yaris 3-door (which can only be had as a base model now), and the outgoing Accent 3-door, which, as good as it may be, is still nothing I'd ever pay for. This on the other hand, with Kia's leap in quality and style as of late, would be just the ticket.
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