The much-loved models from Kia’s best-selling Ceed range have received a number of exciting upgrades and contemporary design enhancements.
The models which will flaunt the new looks once they go on sale at the beginning of Q4, will be: the Ceed five-door hatch, Ceed Sportswagon estate and ProCeed shooting brake versions. Expect redesigned front ends, sporty rear updates, restyled alloys, refreshed body colours and enhanced interior elements.
The Ceed family has provided quality, reliable and practical vehicles to the C-segment over the years. It was the Ceed range which was the first set of Kia cars to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, demonstrating Ceeds importance in cementing the Korean brand into European markets.
The rejuvenated exterior gives the models a contemporary stance. Vehicles feature a redesigned front end with Kia’s new logo standing proud, and special care has been taken to make each variant more distinct from each other.
The tiger-nose grille, and iconic Kia feature, has been upgraded to a black gloss finish, giving a sleek appearance. Large air intakes on each side of the create a sportier feel. At the rear, the surface between the LED lamps has been smoothed to accommodate the new Kia badge. All models will boast new LED headlight design elements too.
Six striking new alloys will feature across all variants in the Ceed family; with three being launched for the very first time.
A smart decor instantly welcomes individuals to the cabin. With sophisticated colours and a well-considered layout, driver and passengers will feel instantly at ease. Plus, a panoramic sunroof creates a great sense of space.
Individuals will be able to choose from nine different upholstery finishes, each offering a unique tactile element. Advanced technology inside the cabin creates a stress-free, connected and premium environment, across the range.
Drivers will be greeted with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with high resolution graphics. Certain models will have an additional 10.25-inch mounted display to take care of infotainment, navigation and telematic needs. Additionally, new software for the range allows users to connect remotely with the vehicle via the Kia Connect smartphone app.
When it comes to safety, Kia have it covered. With class leading driving convenience and parking technologies, many inherent hazards are minimised, taking a degree of stress away from driving. Expect systems such as Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Forward Collision-Assist.
A comprehensive range of new powertrains are also available, which combine performance and efficiency. Customers will be able to choose from a number of configurations, which include mild-hybrid diesel engines (MHEV) and turbocharged petrol and diesel variants.
Production will begin in August, at Kia’s manufacturing plant in Slovakia. Full UK specifications and pricing will be announced nearer the time – be sure to stay tuned via our Newsroom for updates.