Kia all but verified to carwow that an SUV based on the Ceed will join the line-up, when we spoke with the company at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. There will be an SW-badged estate and stylish shooting brake en route too. The as-yet-unnamed SUV will squeeze between the Stonic and Sportage in both size and cost, and is anticipated to be revealed in a year approximately before going on sale in late 2019.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Styling
If the Ceed SUV shares the sharp styling of the upgraded Ceed hatchback– on sale in mid-2018– then it’ll be rather a good-looking thing. Expect the Ceed’s Stinger-inspired front end, total with that pinched ‘tiger-nose’ grille, to be tweaked and made bigger, and it’s likely to retain a similar shape and window line to the standard Ceed. Some critics have actually called the styling of the Stonic too plain, and the Sportage has likewise gotten combined reviews. The Ceed SUV might strike a fine balance in between the two and provide a more flamboyant design than some other mid-size SUVs– in a market as crowded as this, and with so many skilled options, the Ceed SUV will need to look good. While there will be higher ground clearance and rugged-looking touches such as black plastic wheel arches, it’ll look more restrained than such cars as the Hyundai Kona.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Interior
Kia has actually taken the Ceed hatchback upmarket with its new model, with an entirely redesigned interior. The Ceed SUV will likely have a cabin that is extremely comparable, if not identical, which implies a sleeker centre console with a brand-new touchscreen infotainment system poking up from the dashboard. The Ceed SUV will have a taller and larger body than the car on which it’ll be based, so it might be the one to choose if you’re vertically talented. That stated, the 2018 Ceed has significantly more head and legroom than the outbound model, recommending that you will not be left desiring for area in either car.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Practicality
If you ‘d like additional boot space over the Ceed but cannot see yourself in the Ceed SW estate, the SUV will certainly deserve thinking about. Anticipate around 460 litres of boot area– that ‘d be an extra 65 litres over the hatchback, and around 10 litres more than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It’s unlikely to have as much boot capability as cars such as the Peugeot 3008 because it’s set to be smaller sized– the Sportage is a more direct option to cars like that. Nevertheless, the boot is most likely to have lots of clever, well-thought-out features, such as an adjustable boot floor that’ll make it much easier to fill.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Engines and Driving
In the Ceed hatchback, the engine variety includes a 120hp 1.0-litre petrol, a 140hp 1.4-litre fuel and a 1.6-litre diesel with power outputs of 115hp and 136hp. All of these will be readily available on the SUV, with possibly a bigger engine joining the line-up– possibly the 174hp 1.6-litre turbo gas offered on the Sportage. Unlike the Stonic, the Ceed SUV is likely to have a four-wheel-drive option. It won’t have the ability to match a Land Rover’s off-road capabilities and would only be readily available on the most pricey models, however it’ll use an additional little security through the worst winter weather.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Price and Release Date
Kia has actually merely verified that it’ll construct a Ceed SUV, so we are at least a year from seeing a car that’s nearly prepared to go on sale. It’s expected to go on sale towards the end of 2019 or early in 2020, and will start from somewhere near the ₤ 18,000 mark. Top-spec four-wheel-drive models will command nearly ₤ 30,000 before choices.