The Pro_cee’d version, which is a three-door hatchback, will no longer have a place in the new compact Korean family because of unfavorable sales. Its place will be taken by a fastback version, as well as the new Hyundai i30 Fastback, in the Hyundai compact series, and will have a 4-door coupe style.
The new cee’d family will be inspired by the design of the KIA Proceed concept presented in September this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept presented had a shooting brake bodywork, the rear part announcing the next series break.
The fourth member of the cee’d series will be a pseudo-crossover, which will be in the Korean manufacturer’s range one step below the Sportage. Most likely, the new “crossover” will have a common design and silhouette with the standard hatchback but will benefit from plastic bodywork inserts and a larger ground guard. In fact, the SUV will also take on large parts from the new Cee’d range, including the 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, and the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine.
Another version of the compact will be named KIA cee’d GT. This will be a sporty version of the standard hatchback, as well as the new Hyundai i30 N, which features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that develops either 250 or 275 hp and 353 Nm of torque, depending on the version.