All new Kia Ceed

Munich, 15. February 2018

Finally he is gone. No, not the Kia Ceed, but his apostrophe. That thing in front of the D, which has driven not only journalists in the madness. The third Generation of the compact Kia is not only in this respect factual. Even before the trade fair premiere at the Geneva motor show (8. to 18. March 2018) there are now Details and pictures.

Elegant instead of extravagant

Let's look at the new Kia Ceed exactly like the new edition of Rio, the Design has not been changed in principle, but rather objective light. It will dominate in the future, clear, straight lines on the Ceed, distinctive is the wide C-pillar. The Front gets a wider grille and a larger lower air intake. At the rear new LED emphasize tail lights in the Horizontal, while, according to Kia "elegant half-moon shape of the upper window line" is reminiscent of the new Mercedes A-class.

Flatter and wider

But Design is one thing, the bare dimensions of the other: 4,31 meters of the upcoming Kia Ceed is as long as in the past, and falls between the VW Golf (4.26 meters) and Hyundai i30 (4,34 meters). Also, the wheelbase of the Ceed remains with 2.65 meters unchanged, although the five-door hatchback based on the new K2 platform of Kia. Due to the volume of the trunk grows from 380 to 395 litres, in addition to more space for the passengers and a deeper Seating position of the driver. Further information: The new Ceed is about two inches flatter and wider. While the front loses overhang is 20 mm, the rear overhang to the same extent.

Clear and stainless

In the Cockpit, Kia has purified: By a horizontally oriented Layout, the driver gets a better visibility, it also gives more knee room. The slightly toward the driver tilted center console is divided into the touch screen (seven or eight inches, in the base a Five-inch Display), as well as including the controls for the audio system and air conditioning. More Soft-Touch materials and metal surfaces to enhance the passenger compartment.

New gasoline, clean Diesel

Technically, Kia wants to have the Slovakia-built Ceed specifically for European road conditions, more driving fun and dynamics to be the result. Under the hood it starts with the proven 100-horsepower naturally aspirated gasoline, in addition to a one-liter Turbo with 120 HP and a supercharged 1.4-Liter maneuvering unit with 140 HP. For those who prefer a Diesel, get a new 1600 engine in two power levels: 115 and 136 HP. The latest emission standard Euro6d-meet TEMP, SCR-Kat on Board. Kia also expects that CO2 emissions will be after the new test cycle WLTP below 110 grams per Kilometer. Optionally, Kia offers a "Eco Pack". It includes an active grille that can only be opened in case of need, an advanced underbody cover, tires with less rolling resistance, and a five Millimeter lower-slung body. As standard, all CEE'd will get a manual six-speed circuit. For the moment, the most powerful petrol and Diesel is optionally available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

More Comfort

In the areas of comfort and assistance systems Kia is upgrading the Ceed. For the first time, a heated front windshield, in the offer also inductive Smartphone Charging, seat ventilation front, as well as a heated seat for all seats. Standard models, Bluetooth, a high-beam assistant, Fatigue warning, active tracking, and Autonomous emergency braking assistant with pedestrian detection, which warns you by Vibrating the steering wheel to the driver.all Ceed-

Independently by the jam

Particularly proud of the Kia is the Premiere of the traffic jam assistant, the Ceed gets a Level 2 Autonomous vehicle technology. The System is based on the lane marking and the traffic ahead. Between zero and 130 km/h the car takes to Accelerate, brake and Steer. Even more technology? Adaptive cruise control, a blind spot warning, cross traffic warning, LED headlights and Park assist are available as options.

The Shooting Brake comes?

Does not react to the prices of Kia, so far, the base-Ceed (still with apostrophe) in the case of 14.990 euros. In may 2018, the production of the new CEE'd starts, on the market he's coming towards the end of the second quarter. However, the Koreans have announced yet another Ceed-variant for Geneva. Also conceivable is the combination or the production version of the sleek Proceed study of the IAA in 2017. Such a Shooting Brake could inherit the previous Sport-three-door hatchback.(rh)