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Pro_cee’d production starts today
Kia Motors first-ever vehicle manufacturing facility in Europe – the €1 billion operation at Zilina in Slovakia – commences production of the new Kia Pro-cee’d six weeks ahead of schedul!
The new three-door Kia Pro-cee’d, which made its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, marks a major expansion of the popular Kia cee’d family of cars.
Longer, lower and lighter than Kia Cerato, the new Pro-cee’d is the third member of the hot-selling cee’d family and brings more style and more sportiness to the C-segment in Europe.
According to Mr In-Kyu Bae, President and CEO Kia Motors Slovakia, thebuild quality and the productivity levels achieved by the company’s Zilina operations are quite remarkable.
Since launched in Europe in December 2006, Kia received more than 100,000 orders for the cee’d 5-door, which has received a 5-Star EuroNCAP safety rating.
The introduction of the 3-door Kia Pro-cee’d, the company aims to expand their appeal to a younger audience who find three-door cars particularly attractive and who have not considered Kia products before.
Kia Pro_cee’d 3-door design
The all-new Pro-cee’d 3-door hatchback has a lower nose, shallower front grille and restyled headlamps with wider bumper than the 5-door model. The windscreen is kind of shallower and the doors are slightly longer and feature unique design.
The distinctive side profile sports a beltline that rises much more steeply towards the rear of the car. Despite its lowered, more sporty appearance, the new model provides generous legroom for the passangers seating in front and rear, while the luggage capacity is a class-leading 340 litres.
The new model is scheduled to go on sale across Europe early in the new year. It will also be available with the industry leading 7-Year or150,000km Warranty, which is offered only by Kia Motors Corp.
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