Kia’s pulled the covers off the all-new Kia Ceed before it makes its public launching at the Geneva Motor Program in March. It will go up against the similarity 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 influenced by Kia’s new Stinger GT. The pinched grille (Kia calls it a tiger nose) in between the headlights looks similar to the old car but large intakes and sharp creases make the brand-new model appearance much more aggressive.
It’s a comparable story when you look at the new Ceed from the side. The old car’s windows snapped up towards the bootlid however the new model comes with a flatter design that imitates the most recent Hyundai i30 and just recently revealed Mercedes A-Class. This makes it look longer, despite being the same size as the outgoing model.
Walk around to the brand-new Ceed’s boot and you’ll discover 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 match its smart new exterior, the new Ceed gets a completely different cabin to the old model. You get a pared-back dashboard style and sporty brand-new dials along with a brand-new infotainment screen that sits above the dashboard instead of tucked under the air vents.
Entry-level cars get a rather little five-inch screen while mid-range cars get a larger seven-inch screen. Fancy something a little more state-of-the-art? Fork out for a high-spec car and you’ll get an eight-inch touchscreen with built-in satellite navigation. All models feature Bluetooth connectivity as standard while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are available throughout the range.
The brand-new Ceed is 20mm wider than the old car so there’s more elbow and shoulder space for bring three guests in the back. You can likewise reduce the front seats more detailed to the floor than in the old model to provide you more headroom in the front if you’re very high.
In spite of being not than the old model, boot space has actually also been offered a boost– the Ceed will now swallow 395 litres of baggage compared to the old car’s 380-litre capability. That suggests 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 brand-new Ceed comes with the choice of 4 new engines. There’s a 1.0-litre petrol with 120hp that’ll be perfect if you live and work in the city and a sportier 1.4-litre fuel model with 140hp. You can also get a set of 1.6-litre diesels producing 115hp and 136hp that’ll be preferable if you do lots of long freeway journeys.
Whichever engine you pick, the brand-new Ceed comes with a six-speed handbook transmission as requirement. You can, nevertheless, get a seven-speed automated gearbox in 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre models that’ll give your left leg a rest in stop-start traffic.
Another feature that’ll assist make the Ceed more relaxing 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 and even steer for you on freeways at accelerate to 81mph. You likewise get automated emergency situation braking as basic in mid-range models that’ll help prevent low-speed collisions by applying the brakes if a challenge is discovered ahead.
2019 Kia Ceed Price and Release Date
Kia hasn’t revealed just how much the new Ceed will cost however it ought to set you back a little more across the range than the outgoing car when it goes on sale in mid-2018. As an outcome, you can expect 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.