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GENERAL

THE KIA cee’d: A CAR FOR EUROPE

Short version

  • 2008 engine revisions reduce CO2 – 119g/km and only £35 VED per year
  • The only manufacturer in Europe with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty
  • Driver and front passenger active head restraints as standard
  • Air conditioning as standard – with glove box cooler facility
  • iPod and MP3 compatibility, USB port and AUX. input on all but entry level
  • Premium quality partners – Apple, Michelin, Siemens, Blaupunkt, Bosch
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe

Designed in Europe; built in Europe; sold exclusively in Europe… Kia’s cee’d is a car totally focused on customers in what is now our core export market.

In terms of packaging, quality, driving dynamics, safety, style and image, cee’d has taken Kia on to a level that matches or surpasses anything in its class in Europe. A C-segment five-door hatchback, cee’d is the first Kia to be designed in Europe and the first to come out of our new state-of-the-art factory in Zilina, Slovakia.

As a demonstration of faith in the quality of the car and the standards of workmanship in that new factory, cee’d is backed by a unique seven-year warranty. It covers the entire seven years or 100,000-miles and it is transferable to subsequent owners. There is also a ten-year anti perforation warranty and, should the worst ever happen, one-years roadside assistance package, all included as standard. 

In cee’d, Kia does not just have a genuine challenger to the European class leaders, but a car that is better than them in many significant areas. Who else trusts their build quality and reliability enough to provide a warranty even close to that of the cee’d?

With its dramatic shift in style, European aesthetics, German engineering, unique seven-year manufacturer’s warranty and the value for money that's always been part of the Kia buying proposition, it's ideally placed to succee’d.

And the five-door model is not the end of the story. Since the cee’d was launched in February 2007 it was followed by a spacious estate version, called the SW, in September of that year. The third and final cee’d model was the three-door pro_cee’d which went on sale in February 2008.

Home-grown style

If you want a car to appeal to European customers, there's only one place to design it – Europe. That's why the Kia cee’d was honed in Kia's European design offices in Frankfurt, with input from the main design centre in Korea. The result is a thoroughly contemporary five-door design that slips seamlessly into the European C-segment landscape. At the same time, it echoes styling features highlighted on other Kia models, interspersed with the new Kia design DNA that will be phased into
future models.

The clean design theme that characterises the exterior is carried through to the cabin, and the fit and finish and attention to detail are truly exceptional. It all adds to the car’s premium feel.
Thanks to a long wheelbase, wide track and tall roofline, cee’d affords up to five occupants an amount of space that is just as impressive as their surroundings.

The semi-bucket front seats have wide cushions and firm, adjustable lumbar support on both front seats and active headrests as standard. The driver’s seat also has a standard height adjustment feature. A rake and reach adjustable steering column is also standard across the range.

The rear seats are split 60:40 to allow owners to vary passenger and luggage space. The cushions flip upwards and forwards into a vertical position, allowing the backrests to be lowered flat without the need to remove headrests first. A sizeable 340-litre boot can therefore be enlarged progressively to a maximum of 1300 litres.

The Power to Surprise

cee’d is being offered with five modern and efficient petrol and turbodiesel engines; has the comparative rarity in this class of independent front and rear suspension to the benefit of ride and handling; and is available with all the latest braking aids.

The engine line-up includes an all-new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel, offered with either 89 or 113 bhp outputs; designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, both are Euro-IV compliant. Thanks to some engine revisions in 2008, the standard power 1.6-litre CRDi now produces only 119 g/km of CO2, meaning it qualified for VED band B – only £35 per year.

Five and six-speed manual gearboxes and a four-speed automatic are available, depending on model. The full engine line-up also includes proven but updated 1.4- and 1.6-litre 16-valve petrol units offering 104 or 124 bhp, and a 138 bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. This range provides a comprehensive mix of performance and economy to suit all requirements and provides
over 60 per cent segment coverage. Automatic transmission is offered with either the 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines, while the 2.0-litre diesel is unique having a six-speed manual gearbox.

While most C-segment cars have a solid beam rear axle that compromises both ride comfort and roadholding (forces affecting one rear wheel are transmitted to the other), cee’d has the comparative rarity of fully independent rear suspension.

In this respect, Kia targeted the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf as the benchmark cars to beat. The result is outstanding ride and handling with excellent levels of refinement, thanks to the efforts taken to curb noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Kia has collaborated closely with Michelin to develop tyres that minimise rolling resistance, and therefore improve fuel economy and emissions, yet optimising roadholding and refinement. The stiff body shell of cee’d, allied to its long wheelbase and wide track, provide an excellent basis for stable and agile handling and superior ride comfort.

Kia's latest motor-driven power-steering system is standard on cee’d to help save fuel while delivering maximum low-speed assistance and higher-speed feedback and responsiveness. Powerful all-disc braking delivers excellent stopping power.

The anti-lock braking system features electronic brake force distribution, ensuring the stopping power is distributed to the wheels with most grip. Electronic stability control (ESC) incorporating brake assist is standard on top of the range Sport models and available as an option on LS grade models.

Five-star safety for all

The Kia cee’d is one of safest C-segment cars on sale today having the rare honour of achieving a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing. Twin front and front-side airbags plus full-length curtain airbags are standard across the range. The front passenger airbag has a cut-off switch so a rear-facing child seat can be safely mounted. Two ISOFIX mounting points are fitted in the rear.

Intelligent active headrests are standard on all trim grades, minimising the risk of whiplash injury should the vehicle be hit from the rear – a rare thing in a C-segment car. In a rear-end collision the head rests move forwards to restrain the rearward movement of occupants' necks.

In the UK, Kia has a 12-model line-up based on four trim levels and five engines – 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol units, two versions of our all new European-designed and built 1.6-litre turbodiesel and a range topping 2.0-litre turbodiesel.

The high standard specification on the entry-level S grade includes air conditioning and an air cooled glove box, a fullyintegrated MP3-ready RDS radio-CD player, rake and reach adjustable steering wheel, height and lumbar adjustment to the drivers seat, front electric windows, central locking with deadlock, six airbags and active driver and front passenger headrests.

GS trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels instead of 15-inch steel rims, remote central locking, body-coloured electric and heated door mirrors, six-speaker high-quality sound system and USB and auxiliary audio ports, which enable connection to a number of MP3 players and input sources. The customer can play MP3 files directly from a suitably loaded USB stick and a special iPod link cable is supplied. The stereo system is easily, safely and conveniently controlled by the steering wheel
multi-function controls, which are fitted as standard.

LS versions gain fully-automatic climate control with an air-quality control system, rear electric windows with anti-trap safety mechanism, adjustable dash light control, front fog lamps and half-leather upholstery.

In the spring of 2008, Kia added the SPORT trim to the cee’d line-up which is powered exclusively by the 138bhp 2.0-litre CRDi engine as developed for the pro_cee’d. This model matches the SPORT level in pro_cee’d, which was launched in March 2008. Also added at this time was the 1.6-litre CRDi automatic option.

The range topping cee’d SPORT features 17-inch alloy wheels, black bezel headlights, rear privacy glass and cruise control. The interior has part leather seats featuring a specially designed tyre tread cloth design with silver stitching highlights on seats, arm rest and steering wheel.

Full on-the-road list for the Kia cee’d:

Power Train Trim Power Power-bhp Torque - lb/ft CO2 mpg*
1.4-litre S 104@6200rpm 101@5000 rpm 145 46.3
1.6-litre S 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre CRDi S 89@4000 rpm 173@1750-2500 rpm 119 62.8
1.4-litre GS 104@6200 rpm 101@5000 rpm    
1.6-litre GS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre auto GS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 165 40.9
1.6-litre CRDi GS 89@4000 rpm 173@1750-2500 rpm 119 62.8
1.6-litre LS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre auto LS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 165 40.9
1.6-litre CRDi LS 113@4000 rpm 188@1900-2750 rpm 125 60.1
1.6-litre CRDi auto LS 113@4000 rpm 188@1900-2750 rpm 155 47.9
2.0-litre CRDi Sport 138@4000 rpm 225@1800-2500 rpm 148 50.4

*Combined

For further information please contact:

Stephen Kitson Communications Director
Direct dial 01932 832075
E-mail skitson@kia.co.uk

Sue Mulcaster
Senior Press Officer
Direct dial 01932 832073
E-mail smulcaster@kia.co.uk

Jon Walsh
Senior Press Officer
Direct dial 01932 832071
E-mail jwalsh@kia.co.uk
Anne Almeida
Press Officer and Press Fleet Coordinator
Direct dial 01932 832072
E-mail aalmeida@kia.co.uk

Full information and photography on all our products can be found at: www.kia-media.co.uk

GENERAL

THE KIA cee’d: A CAR FOR EUROPE

Short version

  • 2008 engine revisions reduce CO2 – 119g/km and only £35 VED per year
  • The only manufacturer in Europe with a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty
  • Driver and front passenger active head restraints as standard
  • Air conditioning as standard – with glove box cooler facility
  • iPod and MP3 compatibility, USB port and AUX. input on all but entry level
  • Premium quality partners – Apple, Michelin, Siemens, Blaupunkt, Bosch
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe

Designed in Europe; built in Europe; sold exclusively in Europe… Kia’s cee’d is a car totally focused on customers in what is now our core export market.

In terms of packaging, quality, driving dynamics, safety, style and image, cee’d has taken Kia on to a level that matches or surpasses anything in its class in Europe. A C-segment five-door hatchback, cee’d is the first Kia to be designed in Europe and the first to come out of our new state-of-the-art factory in Zilina, Slovakia.

As a demonstration of faith in the quality of the car and the standards of workmanship in that new factory, cee’d is backed by a unique seven-year warranty. It covers the entire seven years or 100,000-miles and it is transferable to subsequent owners. There is also a ten-year anti perforation warranty and, should the worst ever happen, one-years roadside assistance package, all included as standard. 

In cee’d, Kia does not just have a genuine challenger to the European class leaders, but a car that is better than them in many significant areas. Who else trusts their build quality and reliability enough to provide a warranty even close to that of the cee’d?

With its dramatic shift in style, European aesthetics, German engineering, unique seven-year manufacturer’s warranty and the value for money that's always been part of the Kia buying proposition, it's ideally placed to succee’d.

And the five-door model is not the end of the story. Since the cee’d was launched in February 2007 it was followed by a spacious estate version, called the SW, in September of that year. The third and final cee’d model was the three-door pro_cee’d which went on sale in February 2008.

Home-grown style

If you want a car to appeal to European customers, there's only one place to design it – Europe. That's why the Kia cee’d was honed in Kia's European design offices in Frankfurt, with input from the main design centre in Korea. The result is a thoroughly contemporary five-door design that slips seamlessly into the European C-segment landscape. At the same time, it echoes styling features highlighted on other Kia models, interspersed with the new Kia design DNA that will be phased into
future models.

The clean design theme that characterises the exterior is carried through to the cabin, and the fit and finish and attention to detail are truly exceptional. It all adds to the car’s premium feel.
Thanks to a long wheelbase, wide track and tall roofline, cee’d affords up to five occupants an amount of space that is just as impressive as their surroundings.

The semi-bucket front seats have wide cushions and firm, adjustable lumbar support on both front seats and active headrests as standard. The driver’s seat also has a standard height adjustment feature. A rake and reach adjustable steering column is also standard across the range.

The rear seats are split 60:40 to allow owners to vary passenger and luggage space. The cushions flip upwards and forwards into a vertical position, allowing the backrests to be lowered flat without the need to remove headrests first. A sizeable 340-litre boot can therefore be enlarged progressively to a maximum of 1300 litres.

The Power to Surprise

cee’d is being offered with five modern and efficient petrol and turbodiesel engines; has the comparative rarity in this class of independent front and rear suspension to the benefit of ride and handling; and is available with all the latest braking aids.

The engine line-up includes an all-new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel, offered with either 89 or 113 bhp outputs; designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, both are Euro-IV compliant. Thanks to some engine revisions in 2008, the standard power 1.6-litre CRDi now produces only 119 g/km of CO2, meaning it qualified for VED band B – only £35 per year.

Five and six-speed manual gearboxes and a four-speed automatic are available, depending on model. The full engine line-up also includes proven but updated 1.4- and 1.6-litre 16-valve petrol units offering 104 or 124 bhp, and a 138 bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. This range provides a comprehensive mix of performance and economy to suit all requirements and provides
over 60 per cent segment coverage. Automatic transmission is offered with either the 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines, while the 2.0-litre diesel is unique having a six-speed manual gearbox.

While most C-segment cars have a solid beam rear axle that compromises both ride comfort and roadholding (forces affecting one rear wheel are transmitted to the other), cee’d has the comparative rarity of fully independent rear suspension.

In this respect, Kia targeted the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf as the benchmark cars to beat. The result is outstanding ride and handling with excellent levels of refinement, thanks to the efforts taken to curb noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Kia has collaborated closely with Michelin to develop tyres that minimise rolling resistance, and therefore improve fuel economy and emissions, yet optimising roadholding and refinement. The stiff body shell of cee’d, allied to its long wheelbase and wide track, provide an excellent basis for stable and agile handling and superior ride comfort.

Kia's latest motor-driven power-steering system is standard on cee’d to help save fuel while delivering maximum low-speed assistance and higher-speed feedback and responsiveness. Powerful all-disc braking delivers excellent stopping power.

The anti-lock braking system features electronic brake force distribution, ensuring the stopping power is distributed to the wheels with most grip. Electronic stability control (ESC) incorporating brake assist is standard on top of the range Sport models and available as an option on LS grade models.

Five-star safety for all

The Kia cee’d is one of safest C-segment cars on sale today having the rare honour of achieving a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing. Twin front and front-side airbags plus full-length curtain airbags are standard across the range. The front passenger airbag has a cut-off switch so a rear-facing child seat can be safely mounted. Two ISOFIX mounting points are fitted in the rear.

Intelligent active headrests are standard on all trim grades, minimising the risk of whiplash injury should the vehicle be hit from the rear – a rare thing in a C-segment car. In a rear-end collision the head rests move forwards to restrain the rearward movement of occupants' necks.

In the UK, Kia has a 12-model line-up based on four trim levels and five engines – 1.4- and 1.6-litre petrol units, two versions of our all new European-designed and built 1.6-litre turbodiesel and a range topping 2.0-litre turbodiesel.

The high standard specification on the entry-level S grade includes air conditioning and an air cooled glove box, a fullyintegrated MP3-ready RDS radio-CD player, rake and reach adjustable steering wheel, height and lumbar adjustment to the drivers seat, front electric windows, central locking with deadlock, six airbags and active driver and front passenger headrests.

GS trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels instead of 15-inch steel rims, remote central locking, body-coloured electric and heated door mirrors, six-speaker high-quality sound system and USB and auxiliary audio ports, which enable connection to a number of MP3 players and input sources. The customer can play MP3 files directly from a suitably loaded USB stick and a special iPod link cable is supplied. The stereo system is easily, safely and conveniently controlled by the steering wheel
multi-function controls, which are fitted as standard.

LS versions gain fully-automatic climate control with an air-quality control system, rear electric windows with anti-trap safety mechanism, adjustable dash light control, front fog lamps and half-leather upholstery.

In the spring of 2008, Kia added the SPORT trim to the cee’d line-up which is powered exclusively by the 138bhp 2.0-litre CRDi engine as developed for the pro_cee’d. This model matches the SPORT level in pro_cee’d, which was launched in March 2008. Also added at this time was the 1.6-litre CRDi automatic option.

The range topping cee’d SPORT features 17-inch alloy wheels, black bezel headlights, rear privacy glass and cruise control. The interior has part leather seats featuring a specially designed tyre tread cloth design with silver stitching highlights on seats, arm rest and steering wheel.

Full on-the-road list for the Kia cee’d:

Power Train Trim Power Power-bhp Torque - lb/ft CO2 mpg*
1.4-litre S 104@6200rpm 101@5000 rpm 145 46.3
1.6-litre S 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre CRDi S 89@4000 rpm 173@1750-2500 rpm 119 62.8
1.4-litre GS 104@6200 rpm 101@5000 rpm    
1.6-litre GS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre auto GS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 165 40.9
1.6-litre CRDi GS 89@4000 rpm 173@1750-2500 rpm 119 62.8
1.6-litre LS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 152 44.1
1.6-litre auto LS 124@6200 rpm 114@4200 rpm 165 40.9
1.6-litre CRDi LS 113@4000 rpm 188@1900-2750 rpm 125 60.1
1.6-litre CRDi auto LS 113@4000 rpm 188@1900-2750 rpm 155 47.9
2.0-litre CRDi Sport 138@4000 rpm 225@1800-2500 rpm 148 50.4

*Combined

For further information please contact:

Stephen Kitson Communications Director
Direct dial 01932 832075
E-mail skitson@kia.co.uk

Sue Mulcaster
Senior Press Officer
Direct dial 01932 832073
E-mail smulcaster@kia.co.uk

Jon Walsh
Senior Press Officer
Direct dial 01932 832071
E-mail jwalsh@kia.co.uk
Anne Almeida
Press Officer and Press Fleet Coordinator
Direct dial 01932 832072
E-mail aalmeida@kia.co.uk

Full information and photography on all our products can be found at: www.kia-media.co.uk



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World premiere for all-new Kia cee'd at Geneva

Second-generation of Kia's best-selling model in Europe Revealed at Geneva in five-door hatchback and SW bodystyles Range features new 135 ps GDI petrol and 128 ps CRDi diesel engines Improved fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from just 97 g/km Available with a new Kia-developed Dual-Clutch Transmission Designed, engineered and...

Mar 6, 2012
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All-new Kia cee’d has designs on the future

All-new cee'd set for Geneva Motor Show debut Elegant looks combine dynamic and sophisticated styling details Enhanced maturity and prestige within a sporty package Kia's all-European cee'd stunned audiences when it was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show just six years ago and at Geneva this year the all-new version is set to repeat...

Feb 15, 2012
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Kia unveils sophisticated new cee’d

Preview of forthcoming all-new cee'd Set for 2012 Geneva Motor Show debut UK deliveries expected from June Kia unveils the first image of all-new cee'd today ahead of the car's world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.  New Kia cee'd combines styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and...

Jan 10, 2012
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Kia adds top-of-the-range ‘4' trim level to the cee'd and cee'd SW ranges

New top-of-the-range version of cee'd and cee'd SW 1.6 CRDi power output increased to 126bhp High specification including full leather interior, integrated satellite-navigation, cruise control and colour reversing camera Economy and emissions from 62.8mpg and 119 g/km Priced from £19,195 On sale from 3rd October Kia Motors...

Oct 3, 2011
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How to make your money go further with the award winning cee’d

The Kia cee'd has not just one extra award under its belt but two! The cee'd VR-7 hatchback has won the Parkers' New Car Award 2011 in the Medium Hatchback (five-door) category and is also the overall winner of Parkers' New Car Awards. The cee'd was judged not just for its build quality and style but also taken into account were running...

Mar 16, 2011
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End of year boost to Kia model line up

VR-7 cee'd and pro_cee'd special editions now available with 1.6 CRDi engine Up to £815 saving over the current entry level diesel 5-door model New top-of-the-range Sorento KX-3 Sat-Nav version Kia has boosted the diesel line-up of its cee'd model range by introducing a new VR-7 special edition of the cee'd and pro_cee'd. ...

Dec 1, 2010
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Kia cee’d wins What Car? Small Family Car title in Used Car of the Year Awards

An astounding warranty, unbeatable reliability and a great level of equipment has prompted What Car? to name the Kia cee'd 1.6 GS as its Small Family Car of the Year in the magazine's Used Car Awards. And What Car? recognises that it took a "great car" to unseat the Ford Focus - winner of the title for the "last few years" - but is positive...

Oct 15, 2010
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Kia EcoDynamics models at Paris Show will cut CO2 to as low as 94 g/km

To showcase its EcoDynamics range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors is displaying three new ‘ultra-low' CO2 models in its ‘Green Zone' at the Paris Motor Show. The innovative trio, Eco cee'd, Eco Venga and Sportage (Mild Hybrid), have significantly reduced CO2 emissions - down to just 94, 114 and 117 g/km respectively. ...

Sep 30, 2010
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New VR-7 Special Edition of cee'd and pro_cee'd models

Kia has introduced new VR-7 Special Editions on two models - cee'd and pro_cee'd - offering a high level specification at excellent prices. Now on sale across the UK Kia dealer network, VR-7 Special Editions offer additional equipment including reversing sensors and a number of other high level features. The VR-7 Special Editions are...

Sep 14, 2010
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Kia wins fleet deal to supply 120 cee’d SW EcoDynamics

120 cee'd SW EcoDynamics to be supplied over three years Kia chosen for great contract hire rates, low emissions and vehicle performance Kia Motors (UK) Limited has secured a deal to supply 120 vehicles over three years to leading building technologies group.     The fleet of cee'd SW EcoDynamics will be used by...

Jul 9, 2010
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Stars in a reasonably priced Kia

After being tested and found up to the mark by The Stig, Kia's cee'd 2 1.6 manual five door C-segment challenger has made its first appearance as BBC2 Top Gear's "Reasonably Priced Car" in the latest series of the hit TV show. The car was put through its paces by the white-helmeted mystery-man at the programme's Surrey test track prior to Kia...

Jun 28, 2010
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Kia recalls some Picanto and cee'd models

468 cee'd models affected New brake master cylinder to be fitted 6,585 Picanto models affected New fuel-filler necks to be fitted On-going product testing and monitoring at Kia Motors has revealed that some cee'd and Picanto models require remedial work on a small number of customer cars to avoid possible safety issues. Kia has...

Jun 14, 2010
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Kia cee'd makes a stunning debut in 2010 J.D. Power survey

Kia cee'd ranks 4th overall on its J.D. Power survey debut Kia cee'd tops the 'Lower Medium Car' category cee'd range priced from £11,295 to £17,315 OTR The Kia cee'd achieved a stunning debut result of 4th overall in the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates/What Car? Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS), with a score of...

Jun 4, 2010
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New ‘EcoDynamics' Kia cee'd diesel has ultra-low CO2

To showcase its ‘EcoDynamics' range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors is revealing an ‘ultra-low' CO2 version of its popular cee'd at the Geneva Motor Show.  The new model achieves a significant 11 per cent reduction in emissions - down to just 98 g/km, compared with 110 g/km for the current cleanest cee'd. The five-door...

Mar 2, 2010
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Kia's European factory hits the half-million mark

Kia Motors produced its 500,000th car at its plant near Zilina in Slovakia when a white cee'd SW rolled off the assembly lines. Volume production began in December 2006 - less than two years after the ground was broken on Kia's first European production facility. The New Year also saw the factory commence production of the Hyundai ix35 - the...

Jan 19, 2010
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Every Kia gets a seven-year warranty

Kia is kicking off 2010 by extending its unique seven-year warranty to all its cars - delivering Europe's best manufacturer-backed protection for new car buyers. Previously available on Kia's European-built products such as cee'd and Sportage, the seven-year warranty will now apply to every vehicle in the Kia range from the Picanto city car to...

Jan 4, 2010
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‘New-look’ for best-selling Kia cee’d range

Created especially for European consumers, the original Kia cee'd marked a major turning point in Kia's history.  It was the start of a new era, the first-ever Kia designed and produced in Europe.  Manufactured in an all-new factory, it introduced a qualitative revolution for the brand as the highest standards of engineering and...

Sep 15, 2009
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Five premieres for Kia at Frankfurt Motor Show

World premiere for all-new Kia Venga spacious B-segment car European premiere of all-new seven-seat Kia Sorento World premiere for re-engineered ‘new look' Kia cee'd World premiere for Kia's new EcoDynamics range of vehicles European premiere of new Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Press Conference - 13.00 hrs (CET), Stand A19, Hall...

Sep 2, 2009
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New look cee'd at Frankfurt

Kia's best-ever selling C-segment car gets a new look at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September  and when the car goes on sale in the UK from October 1 a new ECO-dynamics model will be added to the range. The cee'd is Kia's top-selling model in Europe and has been thoroughly re-engineered and restyled under the direction of Chief...

Aug 10, 2009
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Design is the Soul of Kia's future

Kia Motors today unveiled the all-new Soul -its most significant-ever model - at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile pointing clearly at a design-led future for the brand.

Oct 2, 2008
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KIA cee’d SW

Created especially for European consumers, the all-new Kia cee’d five-door hatchback model is already proving to be immensely popular.

Mar 6, 2007
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Kia cee'd makes global debut in Paris

The all new Kia cee'd will make its world wide debut at this year's Paris Motor Show and will go on sale across Europe this December. Designed specifically to suit European tastes, the cee'd is a significant step towards achieving Kia's giant aim of 100,000 sales by the end of the decade. The concept version of this model, also named cee'd,...

Sep 18, 2006
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New Kia family car challenger for Europe to be named "cee'd"

Kia has revealed its all-new family car, revealed in photo form at the recent London Motor Show and set to make its world premiere in production-ready form at the Mondial de L'Automobile in Paris on 28 September will be called cee'd (pronounced ‘seed').

Aug 14, 2006
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Kia to unveil new MPV and SUV at British International Motor Show

New Carens and facelifted Sorento unveiled Kia displays new cee'd concept Stand 8, South Hall A whole host of bold new Kia models are being unveiled to the UK for the first time at the British International Motor Show at ExCel in London's docklands on 18 July. The range of new models which have never before been seen in the UK,...

Jun 23, 2006
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