Kia’s shooting brake for the masses, the Kia Proceed GT, is headed for production looking a lot like the concept it showed off last year.
The Kia Proceed GT Concept wowed crowds at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show with its low, lean, and lithe concept, a natural evolution of its already well-received first gen ProCeed GT. As per AutoBlog on these latest spy shots to hit the internet earlier today (Sept. 12,2018) although this Kia Proceed GT concept is shrouded in camouflage, it’s easy to make out that Kia isn’t straying far from its concept and will deliver a good-looking second generation ProCeed that’s sure to wow enthusiasts.
As you can see in the concept above, Kia is taking a stylistic jump into shooting brake territory with this lengthened hatch. While those rear seats out back probably won’t be suitable for full-size adults thanks to the shooting brake’s quickly sloping roof, that won’t matter when you walk away and look at the ProCeed parked, admiring its profile from a distance.
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Compared to the concept, these spy photos show a ProCeed GT that’s more realistic looking, but true to its concept. Gone are the widened fenders, overly designed front and rear end treatments, and unrealistically large alloy wheels.
In its place is a front end that takes its styling cues from the Kia Stinger GT, a rear end that’s simpler in design with dual exhausts, a faux diffuser, all that accentuated by a tear-dropped shaped rear, and there’s a bit more rubber on these wheels on all four corners.
Word on the street is at least one engine offered is a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder good for 200 HP and 195 lb-ft, more than enough grunt to push around five passengers and their stuff.
Don’t expect this Korean shooting brake to head stateside anytime soon as we already have the Forte5 and Stinger GT (we should count ourselves so lucky.)
Perhaps Kia is gauging how well these sporty and premium cars from, let’s face it, a value brand, sell before taking the risk of shipping these to our shores.
I guess if you want these, urge your friends to buy the sportier Kias!