Actually, the Kia Cee`d has so little to do with South Korea at the hat as sausages and lederhosen, because already the first generation in 2006 was designed and developed in Germany. With success, because of the compact car has around 75,000 copies sold in 2014 one of Europe's best-selling brand. More than one million vehicles rolled since its introduction nine years ago by the Slovak production lines in Zilina. So this continues, the manufacturer has the current Cee`d now thoroughly revised in order to make the bestseller fit for the coming model year 2016.
The design innovations, the model invent not new, but fresh it visually: The typical Kia Tigers Nose grille remains. The front fascia is now formed and integrated with chrome rings framed foglights and a new oval air intake slightly wider. The rear bumper has also been redesigned and received while reflectors on the sides, which should produce a sportier look. These now join LED taillights. For the wheel arches there's redesigned 16 and 17-inch alloy wheels.
In the interior, it remained, despite isolated changes in the familiar division. In asymmetrically structured cockpit holding a chrome ring around the instruments collection. Also around the shift lever, the door openers and the temperature controllers was not stingy with chrome. The center console is now running in piano black finish. In it there is now a new seven-inch display. In addition, the new Cee`d gets the typical assistant helpers as traffic sign recognition, blind spot warning, parking assistance and cross traffic Warner.
The diesel range of Cee`d will consist of the converted to the Euro - 6 standard 1.6 - liter diesel engine with 110 or 136 hp. The more powerful version replaces the hitherto available 128 - hp version. On the Benzinerseite draws an entirely new 1.0 - liter three-cylinder engine in the engine compartment of Cee`d. The European debutants can order each with 172 Nm of torque as 100-hp or 120 - hp version. The already well-known 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine portfolio of compact car remain.
Exclusive to the new 136-horsepower Topdiesel a seven-speed dual clutch transmission will be available in-lifted model that there replaces the old six-speed automatic. The rest of the lineup is further equipped with the manual six-speed transmission. When 1.6-liter gasoline engine can opt beyond the six-speed version of the twin-clutch transmission.
Also on the steering and the suspension hand was created. Both components are now significantly more precise and easier to act. Moreover, the interiors of the diesel models are fitted with more insulation. Twice as much noise and vibrationabsorbierende materials are now available in the footwells, in the dashboard and in the vents are used.
In addition, the GT models are subjected to an update: A change in light graphics, a sportier body kit and new 18-inch model distinguish the GTs of the normal Cee`d instances. Inside, there is a new and flat-bottomed steering wheel, GT logos, chrome accents and Recaro sports pews. The 1.6 - liter turbo gasoline engine develops 204 hp and a maximum torque of 265 Newton meters. Sufficient to accelerate the sporty compact car in 7.6 seconds from zero to 100. To delay is optional 320 - millimeter discs on the front axle can order. The stopping distance from a speed of 100 km / h then 35 meters.
The revised Cee`d models ( five-door hatchback, coupe, station wagon ) are available at the Kia dealers from July 2015. Prices are not yet known, but the previous guarantee for seven years or 150,000 kilometers is still included. The current five-door base Cee`d with 1.4-liter gasoline engine can be had from 14,990 euros. A coupé currently costs at least 18,990 euros, and the wagon version is from 16,190 euros in Kia catalog . (ml)