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Kia cee’d facelift

The Kia cee’d has had a refresh, but what’s new? ACVM takes a closer look.


The Kia cee’d has had a revamp. All three cee’d models have had updates; the five-door hatchback, the estate, also known as the Sportswagon and the three-door procee’d. All businesses are catered for with the new releases in the cee’d range.

The Kia Ceed

Under the bonnet

These cee’d models will be the first to include Kia’s new eco Turbo three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. There are three turbo charged engines to choose from – two petrol units and one diesel. There is also a seven-speed double clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission for use with the new diesel engine.

A seven-speed DCT gearbox has been introduced for the cee’d and it is planned that Kia will add this to future models outwith the range.

The 5-door cee’d, procee’d and Sportswagon come with a 1.4-litre petrol engine and the five-door and Sportswagon will also offer a 1.4-litre turbodiesel option.

A 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi engine can be found under the bonnet of the GT models.

The Kia Ceed

Sporty styling

You can enjoy racey looks with surprisingly low running costs with the GT Line trim that’s available on all three models. The GT-Line trim option will be available on more Kia models in the future. The GT-Line comes with 17-inch wheels and the suspension is altered on the rear.

The body style has seen changes to present more of a hot-hatch look for the three versions of the model. The grille mesh has been altered to give it more of an oval shape and it will feature on all models except the GT-Line and GT. The bumper redesign gives the cee’d a wider stance offering even sportier looks again.

The Kia Ceed

Beautiful on the inside

The interior space is stylish and beautiful the gloss black dash materials have been accented with chrome features. As well as the subtle interior styling upgrade the noise heard from the interior (NVH – Noise vibration and harshness) has been decreased particularly in the diesel model. In addition there are option colour packs available to brighten up the inside.

The Kia Ceed

Safety tech additions

In-car technology features include a Speed Limit Information Function to help reduce the risk of drivers going over legal speed limits, as well as Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Parallel Park Assist System. Additional technology includes a 7-inch touchscreen entertainment system, DAB and TomTom Connected Services capability. Your employees will have everything they need for a safe, comfortable drive.

For more information on the new Kia cee’d range and how it could accommodate your business needs, call our specialist team on 0141 332 2626.

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