Kia’s pulled the covers off the brand new Kia Ceed before it makes its public launching at the Geneva Motor Program in March. It will take on the likes of the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus and Hyundai i30 when it goes on sale in mid-2018.
2019 Kia Ceed Styling
The brand-new Ceed may have dropped the old car’s errant apostrophe but its gained some stylish styling motivated by Kia’s new Stinger GT. The pinched grille (Kia calls it a tiger nose) in between the headlights looks just like the old car but large intakes and sharp creases make the brand-new model appearance far more aggressive.
It’s a comparable story when you take a look at the brand-new Ceed from the side. The old car’s windows flicked up towards the bootlid however the new model includes a flatter design that simulates the most recent Hyundai i30 and recently exposed Mercedes A-Class. This makes it look longer, despite being the same size as the outbound model.
Walk around to the brand-new Ceed’s boot and you’ll notice its brake lights are much narrower and broader than those on the older model. These, integrated with the raised number plate, aid emphasise the new car’s width making it look lower and sportier than the old car.
2019 Kia Ceed Interior
To enhance its clever brand-new exterior, the brand-new Ceed gets a totally various cabin to the old model. You get a pared-back control panel design and sporty new dials together with a brand-new infotainment display that sits above the control panel rather than tucked under the air vents.
Entry-level cars get a rather small five-inch screen while mid-range cars get a larger seven-inch screen. Fancy something a bit more modern? Hand over for a high-spec car and you’ll get an eight-inch touchscreen with integrated satellite navigation. All models include Bluetooth connectivity as standard while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile phone mirroring are offered across the range.
The new Ceed is 20mm broader than the old car so there’s more elbow and shoulder room for carrying three passengers in the back. You can likewise lower the front seats more detailed to the floor than in the old model to give you more headroom in the front if you’re very high.
Regardless of being not than the old model, boot area has likewise been offered a boost– the Ceed will now swallow 395 litres of baggage compared to the old car’s 380-litre capability. That means the brand-new Ceed can hold 25 litres more than a Vauxhall Astra and 15 litres more than a VW Golf.
2019 Kia Ceed Engines and Driving
The brand-new Ceed includes the option of four new engines. There’s a 1.0-litre petrol with 120hp that’ll be perfect if you live and operate in the city and a sportier 1.4-litre fuel model with 140hp. You can likewise get a pair of 1.6-litre diesels producing 115hp and 136hp that’ll be preferable if you do great deals of long motorway journeys.
Whichever engine you pick, the new Ceed includes a six-speed handbook transmission as standard. You can, nevertheless, get a seven-speed automatic transmission in 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre models that’ll offer your left leg a rest in stop-start traffic.
Another feature that’ll help make the Ceed more peaceful to drive is Kia’s new semi-autonomous driving tech. Pay a little extra and you can get the new car fitted with systems that’ll brake, accelerate as well as steer for you on motorways at accelerate to 81mph. You likewise get automatic emergency braking as basic in mid-range models that’ll assist prevent low-speed crashes by using the brakes if a barrier is discovered ahead.
2019 Kia Ceed Price and Release Date
Kia hasn’t announced just how much the new Ceed will cost however it ought to set you back slightly more throughout the range than the outgoing car when it goes on sale in mid-2018. As a result, you can anticipate to pay from around ₤ 15,500 for an entry-level car and around ₤ 24,500 for a top-spec model with all the bells and whistles.
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