Ahead of the GT model's bow at next month's Geneva Motor Show, Kia has revealed the specification and pricing structure in the UK for its 3-door pro_cee'd models.
Sporting a pair of 1.6 litre engines - a 133hp GDi petrol and a 126hp CRDi turbodiesel - the pro_cee'd range has been delineated from Kia's usual 1, 2, 3 badging in an effort to set the car apart from their other offerings.
Instead, they come in an entry level S trim and a better appointed SE version. Each is available with either engine and a six speed manual transmission with Kia's ISG stop-start system, or a six speed dual clutch system available on the petrol SE only.
Plumping for the S gets you plenty of toys to keep you busy, with automatic lights, one touch electric windows, electrically-operated, heated and folding door mirrors, cruise control, reversing sensors, air conditioning and a 6 CD radio with iPod, USB and Bluetooth connectivity as standard offerings.
The SE nets you a dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers with de-ice function and a 7 inch touchscreen European satnav. A whole host of stainless steel accoutrements lets you know you're in the higher spec model, while the inch-larger 17" anthracite wheels show it from the outside.
The pro_cee'd models are available to order today and all come with Kia's seven year/100,000 mile warranty. In addition, the 1.6 CRDi S model's 100g/km CO2 rating slots it neatly into VED band A, for zero-rate road licence fund and exemption from London Congestion Charge.
Priced from: 17,495 - 20,795 OTR
Available from: 15th February 2013
Touting all the benefits of Kia's regular Cee'd - competitive pricing, a huge equipment tally and that seven-year warranty, the Pro_Cee'd adds striking styling to the mix. And if regular Cee'ds aren't really your thing, there's always the Pro_Cee'd GT hot hatchback, due in the summer...
For more information check out our full summary of the five-door Kia Cee'd alongside reviews, stats, photos and videos!