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3 Things To Know About The 2019 Kia ProCeed

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Kia is set to reveal its next-generation ProCeed as a five-door, fastback-like wagon and officially ditched the three-door layout of the current generation.

Sitting at the top of the Ceed lineup, the ProCeed is longer than the Sportwagon (by 5 mm) and a fair chunk shorter, too (by 43 mm). It even has a lower ground clearance (also by 5 mm).

1. Exterior

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The design of the 2019 Kia ProCeed is a mix of the ProCeed concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt show and the Stinger. What Kia wants you to focus on, however, is the unique rear that tapered off elegantly. This is the same rear shown in the concept, though that’s where the similarities end.

If you noticed, there are other things the ProCeed has going for it such as the new front bumper design, the slightly different proportions, and even the fake exhaust tips.

2. Interior

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The all-black interior and the unique metal sill scuff plates will be the first things you’ll notice about the new ProCeed. Other than that, not much will differentiate this model from the current one in the market. Since this is a new car, Kia will make it possible for you to choose the brand-new design sports seats which feature firmer side bolsters than before. The rear seat can be folded 40:20:40, giving you plenty of space to store your cargo.

The dashboard and the rest of the interior trim are similar to the regular Ceed models, meaning a clean and pleasant layout made of high-quality materials.

There’s no digital instrument cluster yet, but buyers can choose between a standard 7-inch or optional 8-inch infotainment displays which can run Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

3. Drivetrain

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All the engines available for the ProCeed are the same as the Ceed lineup and they are all turbocharged. The base unit is a 1.0-liter with 120 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque while next is a 1.4-liter machine that makes 140 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the 1.6-liter from the high-performance GT model can produce 204 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

Kia is still offering a diesel engine for the ProCeed. It’s a 1.6-liter ‘Smartstream’ CRDi oil burner with 136 horsepower. The torque output is dependent on your choice of transmission: 206 pound-feet for the six-speed manual and 236 pound-feet for the dual-clutch.

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Vehicle models that haven’t changed for a long time are often seen as outdated or comparatively less desirable, but the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line marks a notable exception in that case. This SUV has been on sale for almost six years now and still, without a major redesign, the little crossover from VW remains one of the most rewarding vehicles in its segment. With the already present 4 trim levels namely, S, SE, SE with Appearance and SEL, this year the sport new R-Line debuts as the top-of-the-line trim level for the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan.

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine good for 200 horsepower and 207 pound feet of torque. Enhancing the driving experience is a six speed automatic transmission mated to the engine. While the standard Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line comes with front wheel drive, the all wheel drive (also called the 4Motion) is optional. The automatic transmission accelerates the vehicle from rest to 60 mph in a sprint time 7.5 seconds, which is pretty impressive for a crossover in this niche. EPA-estimated fuel economy rates 23 mpg combined, 21 city/26 highway for the front wheel drive model. The all wheel drive model returns the same 23 combined (20/26).

The 2014 Volkswagen R-Line rocks 19 inch alloy wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, a sport tuned suspension, LED license plate illumination, automatic wipers, power folding exterior mirrors, full power front seats, driver memory functions, leather upholstery, special interior accents which includes the R-Line steering wheel with paddle shifters and an auto dimming rearview mirror.

The sporty body kit of the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line is stylish at the same time. Lines and contours on the sides perfectly complement the look of the SUV and the headlights just the right amount of oomph for the crossover. On the inside, the dashboard of the R-Line strikes with solidity and sophistication with supple materials in abundant supply. While the climate and audio controls remain well placed and easy to use, compact dimension of the touchscreen limit the amount of information that can be displayed, however, it offers a crisp, intuitive interface.

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line’s turbocharged four cylinder engine hits the sweet spot. While the compact crossover faces tough competition with the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 in terms of cargo space, the R-Line boasts a stronger base engine and such a gratifying acceleration that more power seems unnecessary. R-Line feels a little sportier when driven around turns, all credits to its firmer suspension tuning. This vehicle is primarily about comfort and that is all you can experience while driving the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. The way this compact crossover drives with its refined cruising character, it invites comparisons to luxury crossovers. While the fact prevails that this luxury compact crossover doesn’t come cheap at all, every single compliant and exceptionally hushed ride in the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line will testify for every little penny you spend on this work of art.

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