Kia’s pulled the covers off the all-new Kia Ceed before it makes its public launching at the Geneva Motor Show 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 acquired some stylish styling motivated by Kia’s new Stinger GT. The pinched grille (Kia calls it a tiger nose) in between the headlights looks much like the old car but big intakes and sharp creases make the new model appearance much more aggressive.
It’s a comparable story when you look at the brand-new Ceed from the side. The old car’s windows snapped up towards the bootlid but the brand-new model includes a flatter style that simulates the current Hyundai i30 and just recently revealed Mercedes A-Class. This makes it look longer, despite being the very same size as the outgoing model.
Walk around to the new Ceed’s boot and you’ll observe its brake lights are much narrower and larger than those on the older model. These, integrated with the raised number plate, assistance stress the brand-new car’s width making it look lower and sportier than the old car.
2019 Kia Ceed Interior
To enhance its clever new exterior, the new Ceed gets an entirely different cabin to the old model. You get a pared-back dashboard style and stylish new dials along with a new infotainment screen that sits above the dashboard instead of tucked under the air vents.
Entry-level cars get a rather small five-inch display screen while mid-range cars get a bigger seven-inch screen. Fancy something a little more high-tech? 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 requirement while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are offered throughout the variety.
The new Ceed is 20mm larger than the old car so there’s more elbow and shoulder space for bring 3 passengers in the back. You can likewise lower the front seats better to the floor than in the old model to offer you more headroom in the front if you’re really tall. Despite being no longer than the old model, boot area has actually likewise been provided an increase– the Ceed will now swallow 395 litres of baggage compared with the old car’s 380-litre capacity. That implies the 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 new Ceed includes the choice of 4 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 also get a pair of 1.6-litre diesels producing 115hp and 136hp that’ll be more suitable if you do great deals of long motorway journeys.
Whichever engine you pick, the new Ceed includes a six-speed handbook transmission as requirement. You can, however, get a seven-speed automatic gearbox 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 assist make the Ceed more peaceful to drive is Kia’s brand-new semi-autonomous driving tech. Pay a little additional and you can get the new car fitted with systems that’ll brake, speed up as well as steer for you on motorways at speeds up to 81mph. You likewise get automatic emergency braking as basic in mid-range models that’ll assist avoid low-speed crashes by applying the brakes if a barrier is found ahead.
2019 Kia Ceed Price and Release Date
Kia hasn’t revealed just how much the new Ceed will cost but it ought to set you back a little more throughout the variety than the outgoing car when it goes on sale in mid-2018. As an outcome, 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.