8 Mar 18

New Kia ceed - the success story gets even better!

The Kia ceed (written cee'd in its first two versions) marked the launch of one of the most successful adventures in European motoring history: the emergence of Kia as a mainstream, sporty, stylish and high quality brand.

Just over a decade later, the latest edition of the ceed takes all of the tried and tested benefits of its predecessors, adds a whole host of up to the minute driver and safety features, and wraps them all into an even more appealing, stylish, athletic design. And like its predecessors, the new model has been designed, developed and engineered in Frankfurt by Kia’s European design, product development and R&D teams. It will be manufactured at the brand’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia, alongside the Kia Sportage and Kia Venga.

The ceed is perceived by buyers as the most dynamic and sporty vehicle to drive, while also being one of the most reliable, practical and recognisable. Aided by an expanded product line-up, which grew with the arrival of GT and GT-Line models, Kia’s C-segment hatchback represents the ‘centre’ of the brand.

Under the bonnet

  • 1.0-litre T-GDi: 120 hp
  • 1.4-litre T-GDi : 140hp
  • New ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi: 115 and 136hp
  • Six-speed manual gearbox
  • Optional 7-speed automatic on diesels

A few key features

  • High Beam Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Stop & Go
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Smart Parking Assist
  • Pedestrian recognition
  • Kia Connected Services
  • Full smartphone integration
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible

More info

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck