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Production of the New pro_ cee’d Model Starts Six Weeks Early


First unit of the 3-door sporty version named pro_cee’d left the production line of Kia plant near Zilina on October 24, 2007. Volume production of the third version of the European model cee’d start six weeks earlier.

The very first volume produced pro_cee’d was a 2.0-liter diesel EX version in black pearl and was dispatched to a customer in Poland. The three-door Kia pro-cee’d, which made its World Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, is the third member of Kia cee’d family. Longer (+15 mm), lower (-30 mm) and lighter, brings more style and more sportiness to the C-segment in Europe.

The Kia pro-cee’d has an extended nose with a shallower front grille, new-style headlamps, a wider bumper with a prominent lip spoiler and larger fog lights. The windscreen is much shallower and the doors are 276 mm longer with a unique design.

The side profile is truly distinctive, with a beltline that rises much more steeply towards the rear of the car. Despite its lowered, more sporty appearance, pro-cee’d provides generous legroom front and rear, and luggage capacity of 340 litres with the rear seats upright – the same as its five-door sister car.

Kia pro-cee’d will be available on European market in 19 versions and is scheduled to go on sale in the beginning of next year. Thanks to the quality and durability of cars manufactured in Slovakia, each one will come with the unique Kia 7-Year/150,000km Warranty.

Our plant is now building four different Kia models – cee’d five-door hatchback, sporty wagon version cee’d_sw, pro-cee’d three-door and Sportage SUV.