All-New Ceed

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THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

Short story

  • Athletic new design for Kia’s C-segment hatchback
  • Name updated: cee’d becomes Ceed
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • New from the ground up with latest technology
  • All engines meet the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions regulations
  • New safety and advanced driver assistance systems
  • First Kia to offer Lane Following Assist technology
  • 11 variants based on three engines, two transmissions and four trim lines
  • On sale in the UK from 1 August

Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.3 million units have been built. More than 660,000 of the second-generation model have been built since production began in 2012. A new naming format for the latest generation car – cee’d becomes Ceed – consolidates its reputation as a car for the Community of Europe, with European Design. As it enters its third iteration, the all-new Ceed is expected to account for an even greater proportion of Kia’s European sales.

Like its predecessors, the Ceed has been designed, developed and engineered in Frankfurt by Kia’s European design, product development and R&D teams. It will be manufactured at the brand’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia, alongside the Sportage and Venga models.

In 2017, the C-segment accounted for 22 per cent of all European vehicle sales and is consistently one of the two largest segments by volume. The outgoing cee’d accounted for 16 per cent of Kia’s total European sales in 2017 and has regularly ranked alongside the Sportage as one of the brand’s best-selling models in Europe in recent years.

Since the introduction of the cee’d, Kia’s annual European sales have more than doubled, from 225,000 in 2006 to more than 472,000 in 2017. In the medium term, Kia is targeting annual sales of more than 500,000 vehicles. The Ceed model family will therefore continue to underpin the sustained growth of the Kia brand for years to come, remaining one of Kia’s best-selling product lines. The Ceed occupies a unique position in the Kia line-up, perceived by buyers as the most dynamic and sporty volume car to drive, while also being one of the most reliable, practical and recognisable.

All-New Kia Ceed is lower, wider and with a dynamic and sportier appearance

The Ceed has been designed at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer. Carrying over the sporty, emotional design character of the Stinger, the Ceed conveys a more self-confident new look – one that is both emotive and precise in its execution.

Lower, wider, and with a longer rear overhang than the car it replaces, the Ceed’s cab-rearward silhouette exhibits a more mature sense of athleticism. Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor, evolving the front of the car with a wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake, and precise, linear shapes framing its ‘face’. The new model features ‘ice cube’ LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier cee’d GT and ‘GT-Line’ models.

In profile, the sharp, straight lines visually lengthen the bonnet. A greater sense of maturity and strength is created in its shoulder line, which now runs along a more horizontal plane. The model adopts the wide C-pillar that has become a hallmark of Kia design in recent years, enhancing its cab-rearward stance. This also gives the upper window-line a sleek new ‘half-moon’ shape. At the rear, new LED daytime running lights give the Ceed greater visibility – and recognition – on the road. Paired with straight lines in the bodywork and a subtle rear boot spoiler, the Ceed presents a more stable overall appearance.

Constructed on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform, the Ceed is 20mm wider (1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2,650mm, with the front overhang shortened by 20mm (to 880mm), and rear overhang extended by 20mm (now 780mm). The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging. The model boasts a larger, 395-litre boot, as well as greater shoulder room for rear passengers, more headroom in the front row, and a lower driving position.

From launch, the Ceed five-door hatchback will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, or 17-inch two-tone diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels are available.

There are 11 versions of the Ceed, based on four trim levels –‘2’, ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’, ‘First Edition’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door hatchback bodystyle. This car is the first of a whole all-new family of Ceed models to be launched over the next two years.

Interior inspired by Stinger

Inside the cabin, the Ceed is more ergonomic than ever, and with higher-quality materials used throughout. The cabin architecture from the most recent Kia vehicles has been adapted for the Ceed, with the dashboard laid out horizontally for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. This design also creates greater space and a sense of openness for the front passenger, allowing more space in the footwell and a clearer view ahead.

The dashboard is split into an upper area – for the ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system – and lower level, housing controls for audio and heating and ventilation. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver’s seat for ease of use on the move. The interior is finished in a higher proportion of sophisticated soft-touch materials throughout, subtly intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin. Surfaces are finished with metallic or satin chrome trim. Cloth, cloth with faux leather bolsters or genuine leather upholstery are available depending on trim. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear stick are also available as standard.

Engineered for UK roads

Tested exhaustively on European roads – including the UK – Kia’s test tracks in Korea and at the infamous Nürburgring race circuit in Germany, the Kia Ceed will provide relaxed and safe family motoring and easy, economical long-distance motorway cruising for those who use their cars for business or travel.

The ride and handling characteristics of the Ceed have been tuned to elevate the Ceed over its predecessor in terms of dynamism and driver engagement. The new fully-independent suspension system will provide drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by revised spring and damper rates and a faster steering rack. The ride has been developed on Europe’s wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds.

The Ceed range will be powered by a wide choice of powertrains developed to meet diverse buyer needs. Petrol options include an updated version of Kia’s popular 1.0-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine, producing 118bhp, as well as an all-new 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit. Replacing the earlier 1.6-litre GDi engine, the ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi engine produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions, while also reducing emissions.

The Ceed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) unit uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. The engine produces 114bhp and 280Nm of torque when paired with a manual gearbox or 300Nm of torque when fitted with Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) and is available with an ECO Pack on manual gearbox derivatives. Fitted with the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi engine, the Ceed’s carbon dioxide emissions are designed to be as low as 99g/km using the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), when converted to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

On Ceed’s fitted with the ECO pack, an Active Air Flap opens and closes depending on engine cooling requirements, enhancing the car’s aerodynamic efficiency for greater fuel economy. The ECO Pack also features an underbody cover and lower suspension, aiding air flow beneath the vehicle, as well as low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.

Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are also available with Kia’s seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Technological innovation to enhance enjoyment

Innovation sits at the heart of the Kia Ceed, which will become the most high-tech car in its class. The cabin features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is available as a 7-inch touchscreen audio system, or an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. Standard technologies include full Bluetooth smartphone integration, Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® smartphone compatibility. A powerful JBL® Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration and a wireless smartphone charger is standard on the ‘First Edition’.

A Drive Mode Select system with Normal and Sport modes will enable owners to tailor their driving experience on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades with DCT transmission. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to alter the level of effort required to steer the car, while each mode subtly changes the character of the engine. ‘Normal’ mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs, while ‘Sport’ enhances throttle responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

On the outside, the Ceed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRLs) as standard. Previously, these were only featured on sportier models, embedded into the front bumper – the ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every variant in the range. Full LED headlamps are standard on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

Advanced safety and driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s seven standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. Standard safety technologies include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).

A first for any Kia sold in Europe, the Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist (LFA). Fitted as standard to ‘First Edition’ DCT models, Lane Following Assist detects road markings to keep the Ceed in the centre of its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

Additional technologies on ‘First Edition’ grades include Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) and pedestrian recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system. Every Ceed is equipped as standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), ensuring stability when braking and cornering by controlling the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.

Specification highlights

All versions of the Ceed are comprehensively equipped and feature an extensive package of comfort, convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more luxurious with every step up the range.

Grade ‘2’ are fitted with many features that are usually a cost option on rivals, including cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, an alarm system, front wiper de-icer, electric windows all-round and automatic headlight control. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, front fog lights, projection headlights and cornering lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors in body colour, a high gloss black front grille, chrome window surrounds and LED rear lights. Moving inside, there’s black premium cloth seat trim, a leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake and a rear centre armrest. A seven-inch touchscreen audio display is provided, along with a reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, DAB radio, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility with voice control. Safety has been given a high priority with Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA) all included as standard.

The ‘Blue Edition’ grade is a special version of the Ceed available from launch and is paired with the 1.4 T-GDi engine. It is finished in the premium launch colour, Blue Flame. It features all the equipment of the ‘2’ grade and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, rear parking sensors and LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights. Inside the Ceed ‘Blue Edition’, it comes kitted out with black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters, stainless steel pedals and a USB fast charger in the front centre console. In addition, an eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is standard, along with Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Customers opting for the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) version also have the benefit of drive mode select.

Grade ‘3’ builds on the comprehensive equipment levels you’ll find on grade ‘2’, with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and rain sensing front wipers, in addition to black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and power lumbar support for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is provided alongside Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Other equipment includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors, in addition to a 4.2-inch supervision colour cluster display, a USB fast charger in the front centre console and a dual-tone horn. The central fascia is in high gloss black, while the interior door handles have a satin chrome finish. Manual gearbox variants have the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA) upgraded to include pedestrian detection.

The ‘First Edition’ grade sits at the top-of-the Ceed range and is the model of choice for technology fans. A Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) integrates front and rear parking sensors with the ability to automatically park in parallel or perpendicular spaces, while smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a Drive Mode Selector are featured when the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is chosen. There’s black leather seats with contrast grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory. A wide electric tilt and slide sunroof with automatic roll blind also comes fitted to ‘First Edition’ grade, along with LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights, an electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, smart entry system with engine start/stop button and an eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with wireless mobile phone charger. Extra safety systems include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection. Lane Following Assist (LFA) is also available on the DCT version.

Warranty and after-care

In keeping with every Kia, the Ceed comes with a unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.

The Ceed is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK all-new Ceed line-up

Range

Model

Mid

'2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'2' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG

Special Edition

'Blue Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'Blue Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

Mid/High

'3' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

 

'3' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

Top

'First Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'First Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

 

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2      THE ALL-NEW CEED ON (JUST OVER) A PAGE                                                        

A quick resume of the Ceed for those with an urgent deadline

General

  • Name updated: cee’d becomes Ceed
  • Third-generation car, built in Žilina, Slovakia
  • More than 1.3 million first- and second-generation cee’d models have been built
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Extensive testing completed on European roads and at the Nürburgring race circuit, with validation testing on UK roads
  • On sale in the UK from 1 August
  • 11-model range based on three engines, two transmissions and four trim grades
  • Five-door hatchback is the first of a whole family of all-new Ceed models to be launched over the next two years
  • Important car for Kia in the UK. It’s the third best-selling model behind Sportage and Picanto and accounts for almost 10 per cent of the company’s sales

Body

  • Inspired by the emotional design character of the Stinger
  • Designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer
  • New from the ground up, built on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform
  • Lower, wider and with a dynamic and sportier appearance
  • Wheelbase and overall length remains the same as before, but with 80mm shorter front overhang and 80mm extended rear overhang
  • Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor
  • Wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake
  • ‘Ice cube’ LED front daytime running lights integrated into the headlights as standard on all models
  • New rear daytime running lights delivers greater visibility and recognition

Interior

  • More efficient packaging with more headroom in the front row and greater shoulder room for rear passengers
  • Better ergonomics with a lower driving position
  • Horizontal dashboard layout for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. The design creates greater space and a sense of openness for front seat passengers, with more footwell space and a clearer view ahead
  • Higher-quality materials used throughout the cabin, with a higher proportion of soft-touch materials intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin
  • 7- or 8-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system, depending on grade
  • 15 litres more luggage space (now 395 litres) with 87mm lower lift-over height, making it easier to load heavier items into the boot. Maximum boot capacity of 1,291 litres

Powertrains and running gear

  • Elevated dynamism and driver engagement
  • New fully independent suspension delivers greater agility and quicker handling responses, with revised spring and damper rates and a faster steering rack
  • All engines are turbocharged and meet the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations
  • All-new 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 242Nm of torque
  • All-new ‘U3’ 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine featuring Selective Catalyst Reduction emissions control technology to regulate emissions
  • 7DCT transmission available with 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines
  • Ceed models fitted with the ECO pack feature an Active Air Flap that opens and closes depending on engine cooling requirements, as well as an underbody cover, lowered suspension and low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.
  • Refinement enhanced with extra soundproofing

Technology and safety

  • First Kia to offer Lane Following Assist technology
  • Standard safety technologies on all grades include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and  Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) standard on ‘First Edition’
  • Drive Mode Select system with ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes fitted to DCT versions
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping standard on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ models
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility as standard
  • Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades
  • Eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration fitted to ‘First Edition’
  • Wireless phone charger on ‘First Edition’ grade
  • Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines standard on all grades
  • Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with parallel, perpendicular and reverse parking capabilities on ‘First Edition’, as well as front and rear parking sensors

3          THE DESIGN STORY                                                                                                  

Wider, lower and with an athletic appearance

The Ceed has been designed at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer. Carrying over the sporty, emotional design character of the Stinger, the Ceed conveys a more self-confident new look – one that is both emotive and precise in its execution.

Lower, wider, and with a longer rear overhang than the car it replaces, the Ceed’s cab-rearward silhouette exhibits a more mature sense of athleticism. Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor, evolving the front of the car with a wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake, and precise, linear shapes framing its ‘face’. The new model features ‘ice cube’ LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier cee’d GT and ‘GT-Line’ models.

In profile, the sharp, straight lines visually lengthen the bonnet. A greater sense of maturity and strength is created in its shoulder line, which now runs along a more horizontal plane. The model adopts the wide C-pillar that has become a hallmark of Kia design in recent years, enhancing its cab-rearward stance. This also gives the upper window-line a sleek new ‘half-moon’ shape. At the rear, new LED daytime running lights give the Ceed greater visibility – and recognition – on the road. Paired with straight lines in the bodywork and a subtle rear boot spoiler, the Ceed presents a more stable overall appearance.

Constructed on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform, the Ceed is 20mm wider (1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2,650mm, with the front overhang shortened by 20mm (to 880mm), and rear overhang extended by 20mm (now 780mm). The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging. The model boasts a larger, 395-litre boot, as well as greater shoulder room for rear passengers, more headroom in the front row, and a lower driving position.

Moving inside

Inside the cabin, the Ceed is more ergonomic than ever, and with higher-quality materials used throughout. The cabin architecture from the most recent Kia vehicles has been adapted for the Ceed, with the dashboard laid out horizontally for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. This design also creates greater space and a sense of openness for the front passenger, creating more room in the footwell and a clearer view ahead.

For all models, the dash is split into an upper area – for the ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system – and lower area, housing controls for audio and heating and ventilation. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver’s seat for ease of use on the move. The interior is finished in a higher proportion of sophisticated soft-touch materials throughout, subtly intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin. Surfaces are finished with metallic or satin chrome trim. Cloth, cloth with faux leather bolsters or genuine leather upholstery are available depending on trim. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearstick are standard on all grades

The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging, with a more spacious cabin than before. The wider body creates greater shoulder room for rear passengers (increased by 34mm to 1,406mm), while a 16mm-lower seating position in the rear creates sufficient knee and leg room for passengers in the second row. Despite the lower roofline, the platform and lowered front seating position create greater front-row headroom than before (now 987mm). The lower rear bench also ensures similar levels of headroom for rear passengers.

While the Ceed five-door hatchback occupies a similar on-road footprint to its predecessor, it boasts a larger 395-litre boot – increased in size by 15-litres. The boot lip is also substantially lower than before – the lift-over height is reduced by 87mm compared to the outgoing cee’d, making it easier to load heavier items into the boot. A split-level boot floor allows owners to lower or raise the height of the boot floor, to accommodate larger cargo or create a hidden compartment beneath.

Grade ‘2’ models feature black premium cloth seat upholstery, with ‘Blue Edition’ and grade ‘3’ versions boasting black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters. Crowning the line-up is the ‘First Edition’ with black leather seats with contrast grey stitching.

The fascia trim is either metallic effect on grade ‘2’ or high-gloss black on all other versions, with satin chrome finish interior door handles for ‘Blue Edition’, grade ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ models. The headlining across the range is in light grey. Stainless-steel pedals feature on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ versions. All Ceed models feature a handy centre console armrest with storage box, with sliding functionality on the ‘First Edition’.

4          THE TECHNICAL STORY

            Greater dynamism and new petrol and diesel engines

To coincide with the introduction of the Ceed, Kia is adding all-new petrol and diesel engines to the line-up. The company’s 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) power unit makes its debut in the Ceed and joins the 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi from its predecessor. A 7DCT (seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearbox is available on 1.4 T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi models, alongside a six-speed manual transmission. The powerplant is available on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

An all-new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine makes its first appearance in the Ceed, before being rolled out to other models in the Kia range, including the Optima, Stonic and Sportage. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi (common-rail direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. Each of the powerplants are offered with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 114bhp engine is additionally available with an ECO pack in ‘2’ specification.

Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are available with Kia’s seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.

Engine power, performance and fuel economy figures

Model

Power bhp

Torque Nm

0–60 sec

Max speed mph

Combined

mpg

C02 g/km

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

118

172

10.9

116

52.3

122

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

114

280

10.6

118

74.3

99

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.6

130

48.7

132

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

138

242

8.9

127

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

118

172

10.7

118

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.6

130

48.7

132

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

138

242

8.9

127

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

114

280

10.5

119

70.6

103

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

114

300

10.5

119

67.3

108

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

138

242

8.6

130

48.7

132

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

138

242

8.9

127

50.4

127

 

The petrol engines

Both petrol engines are turbocharged direct-injection (T-GDi) units from Kia's Kappa family. The 1.0-litre engine has been joined by an all-new 138bhp 1.4-litre version, replacing the 1.6 GDi unit used in the Ceed’s predecessor.

The 1.0-litre T-GDi engine fits in perfectly with Kia's downsizing strategy by delivering exceptional power and torque from only three cylinders and a cubic capacity of just 998cc, thanks to turbocharging and direct injection. The T-GDi unit sprays a fine mist of fuel directly into the cylinders through a high-pressure (up to 200 bar) injection system, resulting in highly efficient combustion. Direct injection with turbocharging also helps to boost low-speed response and driveability.

The key targets were instantaneous response, high combustion efficiency and exemplary torque across a wide portion of the rev band. The 1.0-litre 12-valve T-GDi engine develops 118bhp at 6,000rpm and 172Nm of torque continuously from 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm, and features a number of innovative technical solutions. There are laser-drilled injectors with six holes laid out in a pyramid shape so that the fine mist of fuel is spread evenly throughout the cylinders. A straight air intake port ends in a sharp air intake throat, reducing air resistance at all stages of the process. This improves cylinder tumble flow for faster, more efficient combustion while suppressing engine knocking.

There is a single-scroll turbocharger paired with an electric wastegate motor. This improves turbocharger performance while scavenging clean air for the engine to re-use for combustion. At the same time it allows the wastegate to open to improve the flow of spent exhaust gases. It is an innovative system which allows higher low-end torque, more immediate response at any throttle opening and improved fuel economy at high engine loads.

The engine is fitted with an integrated exhaust manifold in a one-piece casting, improving sealing, reducing weight and lowering exhaust gas temperatures. Lower temperatures result in cleaner emissions by allowing the catalytic converter to operate more effectively. Engine temperatures are closely regulated by a dual-thermostat split cooling system, which allows the block and cylinder heads to be cooled independently. The main thermostat controls the flow of coolant to the cylinder heads above 88ºC to reduce knocking, while the engine block thermostat shuts off coolant flow above 105ºC to reduce friction and improve efficiency.

There is continuously variable valve timing on the inlet and exhaust sides, electronic throttle control and light, low-friction moving parts. The crankshaft is offset from the centre-line to aid smoothness. As a result of these detailed engineering measures, the T-GDi engine exhibits minimal throttle lag – the delay between the driver pressing the accelerator and the turbocharger delivering boost. The turbocharger is integrated within the exhaust manifold.

For added durability, the cylinder block has been heat-treated and the crankshaft, pistons and connecting rods have been strengthened.

The 1.0 T-GDi engine accelerates the Ceed from standstill to 60mph in 10.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 116mph with the fuel efficient ‘ECO’ pack fitted on grade ‘2’. CO2 emissions are pegged at 122g/km, with 52.3mpg possible using the combined economy cycle. On the ‘3’ grade, the Ceed has a top speed of 118mph and can reach 60mph in 10.7 seconds.

An all-new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit replaces the earlier 1.6-litre GDi engine and produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions – while also reducing emissions. 242Nm torque is available from 1,500 to 3,200rpm, with emissions (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0) as low as 127g/km when fitted with the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. Manual models emit 132g/km. Acceleration to 62mph is completed in just 8.6 seconds (8.9 seconds on DCT versions), with a top speed of 130mph for manual derivatives and 127mph on DCT versions.

Both 1.0- and 1.4-litre T-GDi engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to further reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the Ceed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard.

All-new U3 diesel engines

The Ceed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. The 1.6-litre diesel powerplant produces 280Nm or 300Nm of torque in its lower state of tune when paired with manual or Dual-Clutch Transmissions respectively.

With a six-speed manual transmission, the 114bhp engine emits just 99g/km with the ECO Pack. (combined, WLTP, converted back to NEDC 2.0)

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and more insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

In 2019, the Ceed will be available with Kia’s all-new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, to further reduce CO2 emissions. The ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, while a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator unit extends engine ‘off time’ with a ‘Moving Stop & Start’ function. The technology makes its debut on the latest Sportage.

Transmissions

Apart from the 1.0-litre T-GDi powerplant where a six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, buyers of the Ceed have the option of a six-speed manual or Kia’s seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission.

This transmission has been developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes.

The manual gearboxes in the Ceed are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift.

Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

All versions of the Ceed are fitted with Kia's Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) stop-start system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in traffic. As the name implies, this switches off the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gear stick into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, or brings the car to a stop with automatic transmission. The engine restarts instantly as soon as the clutch pedal is partially engaged again, or the driver releases the brake pedal in automatics. This feature means the car is not using fuel and no emissions are released when it is at rest.

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crankshaft angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery during coasting and braking. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up after a cold start or if the air conditioning is working hard. Drivers can also manually turn off ISG through a switch next to the gear stick.

5          RIDE, HANDLING AND NVH

Engineered for European roads and validated on UK roads

The Ceed has been engineered with European buyers in mind. Tested exhaustively on European roads – including the UK – Kia’s test tracks in Korea and at the infamous Nürburgring race circuit in Germany, the Kia Ceed will provide relaxed and safe family motoring and easy, economical long-distance motorway cruising for those who use their cars for business or travel.

The ride and handling characteristics of the new model have been tuned to elevate the Ceed over its predecessor in terms of dynamism and driver engagement. At the same time, a focus throughout the new model’s development on eliminating noise and vibrations means the cabin of the Ceed is more refined than ever.

The new fully-independent suspension system provides drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by revised spring and damper rates. The ride has been developed on Europe’s wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds.

The front springs are now 40 per cent stiffer and the torsional rigidity of the front stabiliser is reduced by 22 per cent. In addition to accommodating the lighter range of engines, these modifications enable more immediate handling responses and a flatter ride under cornering, reducing understeer and producing greater mechanical grip. The front suspension is aided by a new damper valve system to absorb smaller vibrations. Conversely, the rear spring rate has been relaxed by ten per cent, absorbing small vibrations and giving the Ceed a relaxed gait at a cruise or over broken road surfaces. The adoption of a newly designed rear stabiliser, new trailing arm bushings, and optimised shock absorber bushings ensures maximum body control under cornering.

The Ceed sports a 17 per cent more direct steering rack than its predecessor, with a 12.7:1 ratio from its electric motor-driven power steering system. Requiring just 2.44 turns of the wheel from lock-to-lock, the new model provides a more incisive response to drivers’ steering inputs.

Technology in the Ceed also plays a role in enhancing driver enjoyment, as well as safety. The front-wheel drive Ceed features Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system as standard. This enables the inclusion of Torque Vectoring by Braking technology, an additional electronic driver support feature which intelligently brakes the inside wheels to reduce understeer around corners – making the Ceed more enjoyable and confidence-inspiring to drive.

Refinement and the suppression of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) was a principal focus during the Ceed’s development. Engineers analysed every element of cabin, engine and suspension insulation and ‘transfer paths’ for NVH. Compared to the outgoing cee’d, the new model features thicker, more insulating dashboard padding, new, more sound-absorbent insulation around the rear wheel arches, and a new insulation layer beneath the cabin carpet, reducing engine and road noise. Reshaped windscreen side mouldings and new, more comprehensive sealing around the doors have led to a reduction in wind noise. The Ceed is therefore quieter than its predecessor at every engine speed, with road noise at 37.5mph (60kph) reduced from 67.5 to 66.5dB. Wind noise is also reduced, with 63dB registering in the cabin at 68.75mph (110kph), compared to 64dB in the second-generation model.

The chassis and bodyshell also contribute to lower levels of vibration from poor road surfaces. A thicker rear crossmember and additional reinforcement beneath the rear cabin and boot floors reduce the effect of vibrations from the rear axle. New anti-vibration pads are also fitted to the upper cowl, at the base of the windshield, reducing the effect of engine vibrations on the cabin.

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of additional components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and more insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

 

6          TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES                                                                             

Technological innovation to enhance comfort and convenience

Innovation sits at the heart of the Kia Ceed, which will become one of the most high-tech cars in its class.

The cabin features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is available as either a 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system or an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom®. The system enables full smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Android Auto™ is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. The Ceed’s Apple CarPlay™ system is compatible with the iPhone 5 and every iPhone released since. The Ceed ‘First Edition’ features a powerful JBL Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to alter the level of effort required to steer the car, while each mode subtly changes the character of the engine. Normal mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs. Sport mode enhances throttle responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth smartphone integration, as well as automatic lights and keyless entry on all versions. A wireless smartphone charger, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated outer rear seats are featured on the ‘First Edition’ grade.

On the outside, the Ceed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. Previously, these were only featured on Kia GT and ‘GT Line’ models, embedded into the front bumper – the ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the Ceed range. Full LED headlamps are also available on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

The Ceed’s ECO Pack is fitted as standard to grade ‘2’ models and features an Active Air Flap, which closes and opens depending on engine cooling requirements, enhancing the car’s aerodynamic efficiency for greater fuel economy. The ECO Pack also features an underbody cover and lower suspension, aiding air flow beneath the vehicle, as well as low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.

Adoption of new driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s seven standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. Standard safety technologies include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA).

A first for any Kia sold in Europe, the Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist (LFA). Fitted as standard to ‘First Edition’ DCT models, Lane Following Assist detects road markings to keep the Ceed in the centre of its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

Additional available technologies include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS), and pedestrian recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA). These features are standard equipment on the ‘First Edition’.

Every Ceed is equipped as standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). VSM ensures stability when braking and cornering by controlling the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.

7         RANGE FINDER

Four-tier range structure

From launch, the Ceed five-door hatchback will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, or 17-inch two-tone diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels are available.

There are 11 versions of the Ceed, based on four trim levels –‘2’, ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’, ‘First Edition’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door hatchback bodystyle. This car is the first of a whole all-new family of Ceed models to be launched over the next two years.

Grade ‘2’ gives buyers the option of the 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine with ECO pack, or the new 114bhp 1.6-litre ‘U3’ 1.6 CRDi engine fitted with the ECO pack. The ‘Blue Edition’ is sold exclusively with the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine with a choice of six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox. Move up to ‘3’ specification and it is offered with the full range of Ceed engines, including the 118bhp 1.0-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engines and the 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel unit. Both the more powerful petrol and the diesel engine can be specified with either a six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox. At the top of the Ceed range is the ‘First Edition’, which is paired to the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine and offered with either a six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox.

Highlights of the range model by model

All versions of the Ceed are comprehensively equipped and feature an extensive package of comfort, convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more luxurious with every step up the range.

Grade ‘2’ are fitted with many features that are usually a cost option on rivals, including cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, an alarm system, front wiper de-icer, electric windows all-round and automatic headlight control. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, front fog lights, projection headlights and cornering lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors in body colour, a high gloss black front grille, chrome window surrounds and LED rear lights. Moving inside, there’s black premium cloth seat trim, a leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake and a rear centre armrest. An seven-inch touchscreen audio display is provided, along with a reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, DAB radio, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility with voice control. Safety has been given a high priority with Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA) all included as standard.

The ‘Blue Edition’ grade is a special version of the Ceed available from launch and is paired with the 1.4 T-GDi engine.  It is finished in the all-new Ceed premium launch colour, Blue Flame. It features all the equipment of the ‘2’ grade and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, rear parking sensors and LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights. Inside the Ceed ‘Blue Edition’, it comes kitted out with black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters, stainless steel pedals and a USB fast charger in the front centre console. In addition, an eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is standard, along with Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Customers opting for the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) version also have the benefit of drive mode select.

Grade ‘3’ builds on the comprehensive equipment levels you’ll find on grade ‘2’, with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and rain sensing front wipers, in addition to black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and power lumbar support for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is provided alongside Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Other equipment includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors, in addition to a 4.2-inch supervision colour cluster display, a USB fast charger in the front centre console and a dual-tone horn. The central fascia is in high gloss black, while the interior door handles have a chrome finish. Manual gearbox variants have the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system upgraded to include pedestrian detection.

The ‘First Edition’ grade sits at the top-of-the Ceed range and is the model of choice for technology fans. A Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) integrates front and rear parking sensors with the ability to automatically park in parallel or perpendicular spaces, while smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a Drive Mode Selector are featured when the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is chosen. There are black leather seats with contrast grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory. A wide electric tilt and slide sunroof with automatic roll blind also comes fitted to ‘First Edition’ grade, along with LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights, an electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, smart entry system with engine start/stop button and an eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with wireless mobile phone charger. Extra safety systems include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Following Assist (LFA) is available on DCT models only.

Range

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EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

16" Alloy Wheels

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High Gloss Black Radiator Grille

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Body Coloured Bumpers

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Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles

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Body Coloured Door Mirrors

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Chrome Window Surrounds

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Rear Spoiler

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Tinted Glass

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Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

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Wide Sunroof with Tilting / Sliding Function & Automatic Electric Roll Blind

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Projection Headlights with Cornering Lights

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LED Bi-Function Headlights with Cornering Lights

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Automatic Headlight Control

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Front Fog Lights

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LED Daytime Running Lights

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LED Rear Lights

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LED High-mounted Brake Light

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Rain Sensing Front Wipers

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Front Wiper De-icer

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Wide-view Driver's Door Mirror

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Electrically Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors

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Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators and Kerbside Lights

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Exterior Front Door Handle Illumination

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Rear Wiper/Washer

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Heated Rear Window with Timer

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Standard Paint

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Optional Paint

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Premium Paint

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INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

 

Black 'Premium' Cloth Seat Trim

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Black Cloth Seat Trim with Black Faux Leather Bolsters

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Black Leather Seats with Contrast Grey Stitching*

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Cloth Door Centre Trim

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Faux Leather Door Centre Trim

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Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

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Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster

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Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger)

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10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Memory Seat (Tilting, Sliding, Reclining, Lumbar, Height Adjustment) with Power Lumbar Support on Front Passenger's Side

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Heated Front Seats

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Heated Rear Seats

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Ventilated Front Seats

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Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment

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Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

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Heated Steering Wheel

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Leather Trimmed Handbrake

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Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

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Black High Gloss Front Console Garnish & Door Trim

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Light Grey Headlining

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Silver Finish Interior Door Handles

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Satin Chrome Finish Interior Door Handles

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Silver Finish Fascia Trim

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Satin Chrome Fascia Trim

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Centre Console with Storage Box and Armrest

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Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest

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Rear Centre Armrest

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Stainless Steel Pedals

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Air Conditioning

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Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

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Automatic Defog System

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Rear Air Ventilation

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Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

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All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function

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All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function

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Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

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Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Functionality

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Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

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Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder (Driver & Front Passenger)

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Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key

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Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

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STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

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3 x Passenger Assist Grips

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2 x 12V Power Sockets (Front Centre Console)

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USB Fast Charger (Front Centre Console)

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Rear Coat Hooks

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Centre Console Cupholders

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Premium Centre Console with Sliding Cupholder Cover

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Rear Cupholders in Rear Armrest

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Front Seatback Pockets

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Front & Rear Door Storage

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Centre Console Storage Box

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Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch

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Ambient Light (Driver's Footwell)

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USB & AUX Ports Illumination

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Ignition Keyhole Illumination

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Engine Start/Stop button with Smart Entry System

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Front Cabin Map Light with Sunglasses Case

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Front Cabin LED Map Light with Sunglasses Case

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Temporary Spare Wheel (Space Saver)

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Tyre Mobility Kit

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Luggage 12V Power Socket

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Dual Height Luggage Area Floor

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Luggage Area Light

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Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

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Luggage Hooks

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AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

6-speaker Audio System

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8-Speaker JBL® Premium Sound System

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DAB Radio Audio with MP3 Compatibility

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USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

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Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming**

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Android Auto™ with Voice Control**

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Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control**

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Wireless Mobile Phone Charger**

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7" Colour Touchscreen Audio Display

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8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping  & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

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Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® Live**

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Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines (Integrated into Centre Fascia Screen)

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Rear Parking Sensors***

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Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) Parallel/Perpendicular/reverse with Front & Rear Parking Sensors***

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3.5" Supervision Cluster Display

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4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display

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Trip Computer

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Windscreen Washer Level Warning

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ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

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Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City

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Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian

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Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)

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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)  

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ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

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Emergency Stop Signalling

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Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Gear Shift Indicator

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Dual Horn

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Drive Mode Select (Normal & Sport)

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Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

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PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

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Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

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Twin Side Airbags (Front)

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Twin Curtain Airbags

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All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

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ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

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All-round 3-point Seatbelts

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Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

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Seatbelt Reminder Warning

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Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

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*Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather         

**Please check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ via connectivity         

***Parking Sensors may not match exterior body colour

∆∆ Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP), comprises of FCA - Pedestrian. Option available for £250 (inc.VAT).      

∆ Cruise Pack, comprises of FCA - Pedestrian, Smart Cruise Control and Electronic Parking Brake. Option available for £750 (inc.VAT).       

 

8          COST-CUTTER

 CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km

Kia's ultimate goal is to decarbonise road transport completely, and the company is actively working on all forms of alternative powertrain, including a hydrogen fuel-cell car, and already has electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the line-up. But Kia is also realistic enough to know that combustion engines will be the mainstay of personal transport for many years to come and is putting huge efforts into reducing the environmental impact of petrol and diesel power units. Kia is investing more than £6 billion and recruiting some 7,300 research and development engineers with this in mind.

The Ceed has been engineered to exceed the Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations and the new 1.6-litre CRDi ‘U3’ diesel engine manages to achieve 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km when fitted with the ‘ECO’ pack on ‘2’ grade models. This makes it highly attractive for private buyers and business users alike with a low company car Benefit-in-kind taxation rate of 24 per cent.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model

Urban

Extra Urban

Combined

CO2

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

44.8

58.9

52.3

122

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

67.3

78.5

74.3

99

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

43.5

56.5

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

64.2

76.3

70.6

103

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

62.8

68.9

67.3

108

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED bands (2018-19)

Model

Combined mpg

CO2

Vehicle Excise Duty year 1/year 2

BIK rate

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

52.3

122

£165 / £140

25%

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

74.3

99

£145 / £140

24%

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

70.6

103

£165 / £140

25%

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

67.3

108

£165 / £140

26%

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

 

Insurance

Model

Group

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

12

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

15

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

19

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

19

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

18

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

18

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

15

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

15

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

20

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

20

 

Servicing

Servicing is required every 20,000 miles (10,000 miles for the T-GDi engines) or once a year, whichever comes soonest. The Ceed is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

The magnificent seven-year warranty

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge, as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

9          MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                          

European-made in Slovakia

Kia’s European factory at Žilina in Slovakia is the exclusive manufacturing base for the Ceed. Ceed is built alongside the stylish Sportage and the practical and spacious Venga. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d, and to date, more than 1.3 million units have been built.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant mid-sized three- and five-door hatchbacks and an estate to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. But it also opened up the possibility for Kia’s compact crossover, the Sportage, to be made much closer to its European customer base, which was increasingly important with the growth in sales for cars of this type.    

Žilina was chosen because Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such areas as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule, and the quality of the pilot production cars towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the consistent quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Kia Motors Slovakia began production of the first-generation cee’d in 2007, building 640,000 units in total. In 2012, the second-generation cee’d was launched, with over 660,000 units produced during its life cycle, making a total of 1.3 million units in its 11 year history. Production of the cee’d represented a 29 per cent share of the total production, with 98,533 cee’d models made at the Žilina plant during 2017. The factory now has a total capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually, and Žilina-built models are exported to more than 80 markets around the world.

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.   

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and became a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported. 73 per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, worth €3.8 billion, according to a 2017 London Economics report, ‘The economic and societal benefits deriving from the presence of Kia in Europe.’ This helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in winter temperatures dip to minus -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed.

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate, in less than one millisecond, defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere.

All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure Žilina-built cars are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cars made at Žilina come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

 

10        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

            We've anticipated what you're likely to ask us

Q. Which engines are you forecasting to be the best sellers in the Ceed line-up?
The Ceed’s 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engines meet the needs of the majority of buyers. Combined, we expect the T-GDi petrol engines to account for the highest proportion of sales. Our new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine will also account for a significant proportion of sales, particularly for fleet customers looking to reduce total running costs.

Q. Will there be ‘GT-Line’ versions of the Ceed?
We will reveal a ‘GT-Line’ version of the Ceed later in 2018.

Q. Is there going to be a replacement for the high-performance cee’d GT?
We will reveal a GT version of the Ceed later in 2018.

Q. Are you looking to replace the three-door pro_cee’d?
Demand for traditional three-door hatchbacks is decreasing – there are no plans to introduce a three-door Ceed to the range at this time. The three-door pro_cee’d made up only a very small proportion of total Ceed sales – buyers favoured the five-door hatchback and Sportswagon.

Q. Will Kia consider launching a four-door saloon version of the Ceed?
There are no plans at this time to offer a Ceed saloon in Europe.

Q. Are there any plans for mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric versions of the all-new Ceed?
We have the technology for a range of electrified powertrains and can confirm that the Ceed will get our 48V mild-hybrid technology during 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are being considered for later in the Ceed’s life. We are evaluating electric powertrains for all of our future products, but we have no immediate plans for an electric Ceed at this time

Q. Crossover vehicles are becoming increasing popular. Are there any plans for a crossover edition of the Ceed?
It is too early to say exactly which bodystyles will be added to the Ceed range. We will announce details of future versions of the Ceed later this year.

Q. How long will the ‘First Edition’ be available for? Are the volumes limited, or is it on-sale for a set period of time?
Traditionally the feature rich ‘First Edition’ models are on sale for approximately one year, while we assess the viability of launching a permanent addition to the model line-up.

Q. Which C-segment cars has Kia identified as the Ceed development benchmarks?
The segment has a number of very strong contenders, with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus the key benchmark models for the Ceed, particularly in terms of packaging and driving performance.

Q. Has Albert Biermann played a role in the development of the new Ceed?
The dynamic development programme for the new Ceed has been overseen by Albert Biermann. The development of the car has taken place in Europe, with significant input from engineers both here in Europe and at Kia’s Namyang research and development centre in Korea.

Q. Will the Ceed’s new diesel engine be introduced to other Kia models?
Yes. The new engine is designed to replace our existing 1.6 and 1.7-litre ‘U2’ diesel engines. The new powerplant is also being introduced into the recently upgraded Optima, Stonic and Sportage, with other Kia models to follow in the future.

Q. Under the new WLTP emissions test, how will official CO2 emissions from the new Ceed compare to the old model?
As with the majority of other manufacturers, we expect official WLTP CO2 (converted back to NEDC 2.0) ratings to come in slightly higher than earlier models tested under NEDC conditions. However, we have introduced two new engines (1.4-litre T-GDi petrol and 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel) and made significant modifications to other engines.

Q. Does the new diesel engine require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to meet emissions regulations? How often will buyers have to refill the Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank?
Like many of its rivals, the Ceed’s new diesel engine requires urea for its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions control system. The SCR system enables the Ceed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations – it is fully compliant with the 6d TEMP regulations. Depending on use, buyers will need to top-up the 12-litre tank after around 5,000 miles, though that varies from model to model. The car alerts the driver when the tank gets low and, if ignored, will eventually prevent the car from starting.

11        FIVE MINUTES WITH PAUL PHILPOTT

 Burning questions you would love to ask our President and CEO

Q. How important is the Ceed in the UK?
Currently it is our third best-selling model in the UK, accounting for around 10 per cent of our sales. Globally, the first- and second-generation cee’d has sold more than 1.28 million units in its relatively short 11-year life, and we anticipate that the new Ceed will sell at an even quicker rate.

Q. What sales targets have you set for the all-new Ceed for the UK market?
We never release sales or production targets for individual models; however, we expect the five-door hatchback and the upcoming Sportswagon models to outsell their predecessors.

Q. And what sales targets have you set for the Kia brand as a whole in the UK?
Despite some challenges in the UK new car market we fully expect to reach a new sales record in 2018 in excess of 95,000 units. At the end of the first half of the year we had passed 51,000 sales – an increase for Kia in a market that was down overall – and despite the run-out of the old model cee’d we are confident that the all-new Ceed will contribute strongly to our performance in the remainder of 2018.

Q. What elements of the Ceed make you proud to be leading Kia Motors UK?
The all-new Ceed continues the remarkable trend established by our first European design, engineered and built version launches in 2007. It has played a significant role in the growth of the Kia brand both in the UK and across Europe and I believe the new car will continue that performance. This latest version answers every challenge that has been levelled at cee’d in the past. Vehicle dynamics are transformed. Refinement reaches a new level. Safety and driver assistance technology sets new standards in the class. Plus the all-new Ceed has stand-out styling in a segment where many contenders are somewhat anonymous.

Q. Are you worried about the downturn in diesel sales?
Yes of course we are concerned, but we think the launch of our new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ engine is quite timely, as it’s very clean and efficient. It exceeds the requirements of the latest, most demanding emissions regulations, including Euro 6d TEMP, and it is one of the most efficient diesel engines in the C-segment. Diesel power has traditionally been very popular in the Ceed’s predecessor, however if buyers want to opt for petrol, we have a range of highly efficient, cutting-edge turbocharged petrol engines that will exceed their expectations.

Q. What message would you like to send to potential diesel customers?
With the introduction of the latest emissions regulations, specifically the upcoming Euro 6d TEMP standards, Kia diesel engines have never been cleaner. They are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. For higher mileage users, diesel cars make total sense, delivering low running costs and exceptional fuel economy figures.

Q. How important are fleet sales for the all-new Ceed?
Previous generations have always been essential in our plan for sustainable fleet and business growth and I am certain that the all-new Ceed will continue that trend. Kia’s strategy in the business market in the UK has been to deliver sensible choices for business users where residual values contribute to excellent operating costs. Ceed delivers the technology, safety, reliability and appeal that the fleet market demands in a stylish, comfortable and satisfying package.

THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.0 T-GDi with ‘ECO’ pack

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 118 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 172 @ 1,500-4,000

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.955

 1.286

 0.971

 0.774

 0.639

 3.700

 4.059

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-inch alloy

 Tyres

 205/55/R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,297

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.9

 Maximum speed

 mph

 116

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 44.8/58.9/52.3

 CO2 emissions

 g/km

 122

 


1.0 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 118 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 172 @ 1,500-4,000

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.955

 1.286

 0.971

 0.774

 0.639

 3.700

 4.267

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-or 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 205/55/R16 / 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,297

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.7

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 43.5/56.5/50.4

 CO2

 g/km

 127

 


1.4 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1353

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71.6 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 138 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 242 @ 1,500-3,200

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.962

 1.257

 0.951

 0.778

 0.633

 -

 3.583

 4.188

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.070

 0.822

 0.884

 0.721

 5.304

FGR 1: 4.294

FGR 2: 3.174

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil  

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil  

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel (‘3’ and ‘First Edition’)

 Tyre Repair Kit (‘Blue Edition’)

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,315

 1,345

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,000/450

 1,000/450

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 8.6

 8.9

 Maximum speed

 mph

 130

 127

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 38.7 / 57.6 / 48.7

 42.8 / 57.6 / 50.4

 CO2

 g/km

 132

 127

 


1.6 CRDi with ‘ECO’ pack

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 114 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-2,750

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.769

 2.040

 1.189

 0.804

 0.660

 0.549

 3.583

 3.250

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-inch alloys

 Tyres

 205/55/R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,388

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.6

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 67.3 / 78.5 / 74.3

 CO2

 g/km

 99

 


1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 114 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-2,750  6-speed Manual

 300 @ 1,500-2,750  7-speed DCT

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.636

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 -

 3.583

 3.471

 3.786

 2.261

 1.957

 1.023

 0.778

 0.837

 0.681

 5.074

 FGR 1: 4.176

 FGR 2: 3.087

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary Spare Wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,388

 1,415

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 50 litres

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12 litres

 12 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.5

 10.5

 Maximum speed

 mph

 119

 119

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 64.2/76.3/70.6

 62.8/68.9/67.3

 CO2

 g/km

 103

 108

 

GENERAL

THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

Short story

  • Athletic new design for Kia’s C-segment hatchback
  • Name updated: cee’d becomes Ceed
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • New from the ground up with latest technology
  • All engines meet the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions regulations
  • New safety and advanced driver assistance systems
  • First Kia to offer Lane Following Assist technology
  • 11 variants based on three engines, two transmissions and four trim lines
  • On sale in the UK from 1 August

Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.3 million units have been built. More than 660,000 of the second-generation model have been built since production began in 2012. A new naming format for the latest generation car – cee’d becomes Ceed – consolidates its reputation as a car for the Community of Europe, with European Design. As it enters its third iteration, the all-new Ceed is expected to account for an even greater proportion of Kia’s European sales.

Like its predecessors, the Ceed has been designed, developed and engineered in Frankfurt by Kia’s European design, product development and R&D teams. It will be manufactured at the brand’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia, alongside the Sportage and Venga models.

In 2017, the C-segment accounted for 22 per cent of all European vehicle sales and is consistently one of the two largest segments by volume. The outgoing cee’d accounted for 16 per cent of Kia’s total European sales in 2017 and has regularly ranked alongside the Sportage as one of the brand’s best-selling models in Europe in recent years.

Since the introduction of the cee’d, Kia’s annual European sales have more than doubled, from 225,000 in 2006 to more than 472,000 in 2017. In the medium term, Kia is targeting annual sales of more than 500,000 vehicles. The Ceed model family will therefore continue to underpin the sustained growth of the Kia brand for years to come, remaining one of Kia’s best-selling product lines. The Ceed occupies a unique position in the Kia line-up, perceived by buyers as the most dynamic and sporty volume car to drive, while also being one of the most reliable, practical and recognisable.

All-New Kia Ceed is lower, wider and with a dynamic and sportier appearance

The Ceed has been designed at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer. Carrying over the sporty, emotional design character of the Stinger, the Ceed conveys a more self-confident new look – one that is both emotive and precise in its execution.

Lower, wider, and with a longer rear overhang than the car it replaces, the Ceed’s cab-rearward silhouette exhibits a more mature sense of athleticism. Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor, evolving the front of the car with a wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake, and precise, linear shapes framing its ‘face’. The new model features ‘ice cube’ LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier cee’d GT and ‘GT-Line’ models.

In profile, the sharp, straight lines visually lengthen the bonnet. A greater sense of maturity and strength is created in its shoulder line, which now runs along a more horizontal plane. The model adopts the wide C-pillar that has become a hallmark of Kia design in recent years, enhancing its cab-rearward stance. This also gives the upper window-line a sleek new ‘half-moon’ shape. At the rear, new LED daytime running lights give the Ceed greater visibility – and recognition – on the road. Paired with straight lines in the bodywork and a subtle rear boot spoiler, the Ceed presents a more stable overall appearance.

Constructed on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform, the Ceed is 20mm wider (1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2,650mm, with the front overhang shortened by 20mm (to 880mm), and rear overhang extended by 20mm (now 780mm). The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging. The model boasts a larger, 395-litre boot, as well as greater shoulder room for rear passengers, more headroom in the front row, and a lower driving position.

From launch, the Ceed five-door hatchback will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, or 17-inch two-tone diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels are available.

There are 11 versions of the Ceed, based on four trim levels –‘2’, ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’, ‘First Edition’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door hatchback bodystyle. This car is the first of a whole all-new family of Ceed models to be launched over the next two years.

Interior inspired by Stinger

Inside the cabin, the Ceed is more ergonomic than ever, and with higher-quality materials used throughout. The cabin architecture from the most recent Kia vehicles has been adapted for the Ceed, with the dashboard laid out horizontally for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. This design also creates greater space and a sense of openness for the front passenger, allowing more space in the footwell and a clearer view ahead.

The dashboard is split into an upper area – for the ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system – and lower level, housing controls for audio and heating and ventilation. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver’s seat for ease of use on the move. The interior is finished in a higher proportion of sophisticated soft-touch materials throughout, subtly intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin. Surfaces are finished with metallic or satin chrome trim. Cloth, cloth with faux leather bolsters or genuine leather upholstery are available depending on trim. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear stick are also available as standard.

Engineered for UK roads

Tested exhaustively on European roads – including the UK – Kia’s test tracks in Korea and at the infamous Nürburgring race circuit in Germany, the Kia Ceed will provide relaxed and safe family motoring and easy, economical long-distance motorway cruising for those who use their cars for business or travel.

The ride and handling characteristics of the Ceed have been tuned to elevate the Ceed over its predecessor in terms of dynamism and driver engagement. The new fully-independent suspension system will provide drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by revised spring and damper rates and a faster steering rack. The ride has been developed on Europe’s wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds.

The Ceed range will be powered by a wide choice of powertrains developed to meet diverse buyer needs. Petrol options include an updated version of Kia’s popular 1.0-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) engine, producing 118bhp, as well as an all-new 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit. Replacing the earlier 1.6-litre GDi engine, the ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi engine produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions, while also reducing emissions.

The Ceed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro-6d-Temp emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) unit uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. The engine produces 114bhp and 280Nm of torque when paired with a manual gearbox or 300Nm of torque when fitted with Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) and is available with an ECO Pack on manual gearbox derivatives. Fitted with the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi engine, the Ceed’s carbon dioxide emissions are designed to be as low as 99g/km using the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), when converted to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

On Ceed’s fitted with the ECO pack, an Active Air Flap opens and closes depending on engine cooling requirements, enhancing the car’s aerodynamic efficiency for greater fuel economy. The ECO Pack also features an underbody cover and lower suspension, aiding air flow beneath the vehicle, as well as low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.

Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are also available with Kia’s seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Technological innovation to enhance enjoyment

Innovation sits at the heart of the Kia Ceed, which will become the most high-tech car in its class. The cabin features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is available as a 7-inch touchscreen audio system, or an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. Standard technologies include full Bluetooth smartphone integration, Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® smartphone compatibility. A powerful JBL® Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration and a wireless smartphone charger is standard on the ‘First Edition’.

A Drive Mode Select system with Normal and Sport modes will enable owners to tailor their driving experience on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades with DCT transmission. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to alter the level of effort required to steer the car, while each mode subtly changes the character of the engine. ‘Normal’ mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs, while ‘Sport’ enhances throttle responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

On the outside, the Ceed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRLs) as standard. Previously, these were only featured on sportier models, embedded into the front bumper – the ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every variant in the range. Full LED headlamps are standard on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

Advanced safety and driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s seven standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. Standard safety technologies include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).

A first for any Kia sold in Europe, the Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist (LFA). Fitted as standard to ‘First Edition’ DCT models, Lane Following Assist detects road markings to keep the Ceed in the centre of its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

Additional technologies on ‘First Edition’ grades include Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) and pedestrian recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system. Every Ceed is equipped as standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), ensuring stability when braking and cornering by controlling the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.

Specification highlights

All versions of the Ceed are comprehensively equipped and feature an extensive package of comfort, convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more luxurious with every step up the range.

Grade ‘2’ are fitted with many features that are usually a cost option on rivals, including cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, an alarm system, front wiper de-icer, electric windows all-round and automatic headlight control. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, front fog lights, projection headlights and cornering lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors in body colour, a high gloss black front grille, chrome window surrounds and LED rear lights. Moving inside, there’s black premium cloth seat trim, a leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake and a rear centre armrest. A seven-inch touchscreen audio display is provided, along with a reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, DAB radio, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility with voice control. Safety has been given a high priority with Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA) all included as standard.

The ‘Blue Edition’ grade is a special version of the Ceed available from launch and is paired with the 1.4 T-GDi engine. It is finished in the premium launch colour, Blue Flame. It features all the equipment of the ‘2’ grade and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, rear parking sensors and LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights. Inside the Ceed ‘Blue Edition’, it comes kitted out with black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters, stainless steel pedals and a USB fast charger in the front centre console. In addition, an eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is standard, along with Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Customers opting for the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) version also have the benefit of drive mode select.

Grade ‘3’ builds on the comprehensive equipment levels you’ll find on grade ‘2’, with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and rain sensing front wipers, in addition to black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and power lumbar support for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is provided alongside Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Other equipment includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors, in addition to a 4.2-inch supervision colour cluster display, a USB fast charger in the front centre console and a dual-tone horn. The central fascia is in high gloss black, while the interior door handles have a satin chrome finish. Manual gearbox variants have the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA) upgraded to include pedestrian detection.

The ‘First Edition’ grade sits at the top-of-the Ceed range and is the model of choice for technology fans. A Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) integrates front and rear parking sensors with the ability to automatically park in parallel or perpendicular spaces, while smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a Drive Mode Selector are featured when the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is chosen. There’s black leather seats with contrast grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory. A wide electric tilt and slide sunroof with automatic roll blind also comes fitted to ‘First Edition’ grade, along with LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights, an electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, smart entry system with engine start/stop button and an eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with wireless mobile phone charger. Extra safety systems include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection. Lane Following Assist (LFA) is also available on the DCT version.

Warranty and after-care

In keeping with every Kia, the Ceed comes with a unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.

The Ceed is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

UK all-new Ceed line-up

Range

Model

Mid

'2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'2' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG

Special Edition

'Blue Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'Blue Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

Mid/High

'3' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

 

'3' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'3' 1.6 CRDi 114bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

Top

'First Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 6-speed manual ISG

 

'First Edition' 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp 7-speed DCT ISG

 

For full technical specification and pricing, please visit www.all-newceeduklaunch.co.uk

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

Stephen Kitson
Director of Corporate Communications

E: skitson@kia.co.uk  
T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936

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Press Relations Manager

E: dsayles@kia.co.uk 
T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149

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Senior Press Officer

E: srobinson@kia.co.uk
T: 01932 832072 M: 07919 482 332

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Press Officer (events)

E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk 
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Press Officer (press fleet)

E: lmartin@kia.co.uk
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2      THE ALL-NEW CEED ON (JUST OVER) A PAGE                                                        

A quick resume of the Ceed for those with an urgent deadline

General

  • Name updated: cee’d becomes Ceed
  • Third-generation car, built in Žilina, Slovakia
  • More than 1.3 million first- and second-generation cee’d models have been built
  • Designed, engineered and built in Europe
  • Extensive testing completed on European roads and at the Nürburgring race circuit, with validation testing on UK roads
  • On sale in the UK from 1 August
  • 11-model range based on three engines, two transmissions and four trim grades
  • Five-door hatchback is the first of a whole family of all-new Ceed models to be launched over the next two years
  • Important car for Kia in the UK. It’s the third best-selling model behind Sportage and Picanto and accounts for almost 10 per cent of the company’s sales

Body

  • Inspired by the emotional design character of the Stinger
  • Designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer
  • New from the ground up, built on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform
  • Lower, wider and with a dynamic and sportier appearance
  • Wheelbase and overall length remains the same as before, but with 80mm shorter front overhang and 80mm extended rear overhang
  • Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor
  • Wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake
  • ‘Ice cube’ LED front daytime running lights integrated into the headlights as standard on all models
  • New rear daytime running lights delivers greater visibility and recognition

Interior

  • More efficient packaging with more headroom in the front row and greater shoulder room for rear passengers
  • Better ergonomics with a lower driving position
  • Horizontal dashboard layout for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. The design creates greater space and a sense of openness for front seat passengers, with more footwell space and a clearer view ahead
  • Higher-quality materials used throughout the cabin, with a higher proportion of soft-touch materials intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin
  • 7- or 8-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system, depending on grade
  • 15 litres more luggage space (now 395 litres) with 87mm lower lift-over height, making it easier to load heavier items into the boot. Maximum boot capacity of 1,291 litres

Powertrains and running gear

  • Elevated dynamism and driver engagement
  • New fully independent suspension delivers greater agility and quicker handling responses, with revised spring and damper rates and a faster steering rack
  • All engines are turbocharged and meet the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations
  • All-new 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine with 242Nm of torque
  • All-new ‘U3’ 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine featuring Selective Catalyst Reduction emissions control technology to regulate emissions
  • 7DCT transmission available with 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines
  • Ceed models fitted with the ECO pack feature an Active Air Flap that opens and closes depending on engine cooling requirements, as well as an underbody cover, lowered suspension and low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.
  • Refinement enhanced with extra soundproofing

Technology and safety

  • First Kia to offer Lane Following Assist technology
  • Standard safety technologies on all grades include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and  Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) standard on ‘First Edition’
  • Drive Mode Select system with ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ modes fitted to DCT versions
  • 8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping standard on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ models
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility as standard
  • Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades
  • Eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration fitted to ‘First Edition’
  • Wireless phone charger on ‘First Edition’ grade
  • Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines standard on all grades
  • Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) with parallel, perpendicular and reverse parking capabilities on ‘First Edition’, as well as front and rear parking sensors

3          THE DESIGN STORY                                                                                                  

Wider, lower and with an athletic appearance

The Ceed has been designed at the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, European Head of Design, and Peter Schreyer, President of Design and Chief Design Officer. Carrying over the sporty, emotional design character of the Stinger, the Ceed conveys a more self-confident new look – one that is both emotive and precise in its execution.

Lower, wider, and with a longer rear overhang than the car it replaces, the Ceed’s cab-rearward silhouette exhibits a more mature sense of athleticism. Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of its predecessor, evolving the front of the car with a wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille and lower air intake, and precise, linear shapes framing its ‘face’. The new model features ‘ice cube’ LED daytime running lights as standard, echoing the appearance of earlier cee’d GT and ‘GT-Line’ models.

In profile, the sharp, straight lines visually lengthen the bonnet. A greater sense of maturity and strength is created in its shoulder line, which now runs along a more horizontal plane. The model adopts the wide C-pillar that has become a hallmark of Kia design in recent years, enhancing its cab-rearward stance. This also gives the upper window-line a sleek new ‘half-moon’ shape. At the rear, new LED daytime running lights give the Ceed greater visibility – and recognition – on the road. Paired with straight lines in the bodywork and a subtle rear boot spoiler, the Ceed presents a more stable overall appearance.

Constructed on Kia’s new ‘K2’ platform, the Ceed is 20mm wider (1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2,650mm, with the front overhang shortened by 20mm (to 880mm), and rear overhang extended by 20mm (now 780mm). The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging. The model boasts a larger, 395-litre boot, as well as greater shoulder room for rear passengers, more headroom in the front row, and a lower driving position.

Moving inside

Inside the cabin, the Ceed is more ergonomic than ever, and with higher-quality materials used throughout. The cabin architecture from the most recent Kia vehicles has been adapted for the Ceed, with the dashboard laid out horizontally for a more sculptural, seamless and slimline appearance. This design also creates greater space and a sense of openness for the front passenger, creating more room in the footwell and a clearer view ahead.

For all models, the dash is split into an upper area – for the ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system – and lower area, housing controls for audio and heating and ventilation. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver’s seat for ease of use on the move. The interior is finished in a higher proportion of sophisticated soft-touch materials throughout, subtly intensifying the refined and upscale ambience of the cabin. Surfaces are finished with metallic or satin chrome trim. Cloth, cloth with faux leather bolsters or genuine leather upholstery are available depending on trim. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearstick are standard on all grades

The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging, with a more spacious cabin than before. The wider body creates greater shoulder room for rear passengers (increased by 34mm to 1,406mm), while a 16mm-lower seating position in the rear creates sufficient knee and leg room for passengers in the second row. Despite the lower roofline, the platform and lowered front seating position create greater front-row headroom than before (now 987mm). The lower rear bench also ensures similar levels of headroom for rear passengers.

While the Ceed five-door hatchback occupies a similar on-road footprint to its predecessor, it boasts a larger 395-litre boot – increased in size by 15-litres. The boot lip is also substantially lower than before – the lift-over height is reduced by 87mm compared to the outgoing cee’d, making it easier to load heavier items into the boot. A split-level boot floor allows owners to lower or raise the height of the boot floor, to accommodate larger cargo or create a hidden compartment beneath.

Grade ‘2’ models feature black premium cloth seat upholstery, with ‘Blue Edition’ and grade ‘3’ versions boasting black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters. Crowning the line-up is the ‘First Edition’ with black leather seats with contrast grey stitching.

The fascia trim is either metallic effect on grade ‘2’ or high-gloss black on all other versions, with satin chrome finish interior door handles for ‘Blue Edition’, grade ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ models. The headlining across the range is in light grey. Stainless-steel pedals feature on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ versions. All Ceed models feature a handy centre console armrest with storage box, with sliding functionality on the ‘First Edition’.

4          THE TECHNICAL STORY

            Greater dynamism and new petrol and diesel engines

To coincide with the introduction of the Ceed, Kia is adding all-new petrol and diesel engines to the line-up. The company’s 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) power unit makes its debut in the Ceed and joins the 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi from its predecessor. A 7DCT (seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearbox is available on 1.4 T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi models, alongside a six-speed manual transmission. The powerplant is available on ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

An all-new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine makes its first appearance in the Ceed, before being rolled out to other models in the Kia range, including the Optima, Stonic and Sportage. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi (common-rail direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. Each of the powerplants are offered with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 114bhp engine is additionally available with an ECO pack in ‘2’ specification.

Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are available with Kia’s seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.

Engine power, performance and fuel economy figures

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‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

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‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

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74.3

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‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

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48.7

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‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

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‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

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172

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‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

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242

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48.7

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‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

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50.4

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‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

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280

10.5

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70.6

103

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

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300

10.5

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67.3

108

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

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242

8.6

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48.7

132

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

138

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50.4

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The petrol engines

Both petrol engines are turbocharged direct-injection (T-GDi) units from Kia's Kappa family. The 1.0-litre engine has been joined by an all-new 138bhp 1.4-litre version, replacing the 1.6 GDi unit used in the Ceed’s predecessor.

The 1.0-litre T-GDi engine fits in perfectly with Kia's downsizing strategy by delivering exceptional power and torque from only three cylinders and a cubic capacity of just 998cc, thanks to turbocharging and direct injection. The T-GDi unit sprays a fine mist of fuel directly into the cylinders through a high-pressure (up to 200 bar) injection system, resulting in highly efficient combustion. Direct injection with turbocharging also helps to boost low-speed response and driveability.

The key targets were instantaneous response, high combustion efficiency and exemplary torque across a wide portion of the rev band. The 1.0-litre 12-valve T-GDi engine develops 118bhp at 6,000rpm and 172Nm of torque continuously from 1,500rpm to 4,000rpm, and features a number of innovative technical solutions. There are laser-drilled injectors with six holes laid out in a pyramid shape so that the fine mist of fuel is spread evenly throughout the cylinders. A straight air intake port ends in a sharp air intake throat, reducing air resistance at all stages of the process. This improves cylinder tumble flow for faster, more efficient combustion while suppressing engine knocking.

There is a single-scroll turbocharger paired with an electric wastegate motor. This improves turbocharger performance while scavenging clean air for the engine to re-use for combustion. At the same time it allows the wastegate to open to improve the flow of spent exhaust gases. It is an innovative system which allows higher low-end torque, more immediate response at any throttle opening and improved fuel economy at high engine loads.

The engine is fitted with an integrated exhaust manifold in a one-piece casting, improving sealing, reducing weight and lowering exhaust gas temperatures. Lower temperatures result in cleaner emissions by allowing the catalytic converter to operate more effectively. Engine temperatures are closely regulated by a dual-thermostat split cooling system, which allows the block and cylinder heads to be cooled independently. The main thermostat controls the flow of coolant to the cylinder heads above 88ºC to reduce knocking, while the engine block thermostat shuts off coolant flow above 105ºC to reduce friction and improve efficiency.

There is continuously variable valve timing on the inlet and exhaust sides, electronic throttle control and light, low-friction moving parts. The crankshaft is offset from the centre-line to aid smoothness. As a result of these detailed engineering measures, the T-GDi engine exhibits minimal throttle lag – the delay between the driver pressing the accelerator and the turbocharger delivering boost. The turbocharger is integrated within the exhaust manifold.

For added durability, the cylinder block has been heat-treated and the crankshaft, pistons and connecting rods have been strengthened.

The 1.0 T-GDi engine accelerates the Ceed from standstill to 60mph in 10.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 116mph with the fuel efficient ‘ECO’ pack fitted on grade ‘2’. CO2 emissions are pegged at 122g/km, with 52.3mpg possible using the combined economy cycle. On the ‘3’ grade, the Ceed has a top speed of 118mph and can reach 60mph in 10.7 seconds.

An all-new ‘Kappa’ 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit replaces the earlier 1.6-litre GDi engine and produces 138bhp, four per cent more than its predecessor despite its lower displacement. The engine’s turbocharger ensures a wider torque band than the earlier 1.6-litre engine, making it more responsive in a wider range of driving conditions – while also reducing emissions. 242Nm torque is available from 1,500 to 3,200rpm, with emissions (on the WLTP cycle converted back to NEDC 2.0) as low as 127g/km when fitted with the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. Manual models emit 132g/km. Acceleration to 62mph is completed in just 8.6 seconds (8.9 seconds on DCT versions), with a top speed of 130mph for manual derivatives and 127mph on DCT versions.

Both 1.0- and 1.4-litre T-GDi engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter to further reduce tailpipe emissions, ensuring the Ceed goes beyond the requirements of the Euro 6d TEMP standard.

All-new U3 diesel engines

The Ceed is also available with Kia’s all-new ‘U3’ diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the ‘U3’ 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) uses Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. The 1.6-litre diesel powerplant produces 280Nm or 300Nm of torque in its lower state of tune when paired with manual or Dual-Clutch Transmissions respectively.

With a six-speed manual transmission, the 114bhp engine emits just 99g/km with the ECO Pack. (combined, WLTP, converted back to NEDC 2.0)

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and more insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

In 2019, the Ceed will be available with Kia’s all-new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, to further reduce CO2 emissions. The ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, while a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator unit extends engine ‘off time’ with a ‘Moving Stop & Start’ function. The technology makes its debut on the latest Sportage.

Transmissions

Apart from the 1.0-litre T-GDi powerplant where a six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, buyers of the Ceed have the option of a six-speed manual or Kia’s seven-speed dual-clutch (7-DCT) automatic transmission.

This transmission has been developed in-house with the aim of enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the comfort and smoothness of a torque converter transmission in automatic mode with the sportiness of a manual when the driver chooses to take control of gear changes.

The manual gearboxes in the Ceed are six-speed units with a wide spread of ratios and long final drives to help bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. They are light and compact with a short, slick shift.

Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG)

All versions of the Ceed are fitted with Kia's Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) stop-start system to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in traffic. As the name implies, this switches off the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gear stick into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, or brings the car to a stop with automatic transmission. The engine restarts instantly as soon as the clutch pedal is partially engaged again, or the driver releases the brake pedal in automatics. This feature means the car is not using fuel and no emissions are released when it is at rest.

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit. This operates the ISG starter, intelligent alternator and cluster. The air conditioning units and bonnet switch also feed into the ISG ECU.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crankshaft angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition and temperature, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when drivers wish to continue driving and ensure the engine is started. There is a brake booster pressure sensor to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

A new heavy-duty maintenance-free Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery during coasting and braking. The system has been engineered not to stop the engine during warm-up after a cold start or if the air conditioning is working hard. Drivers can also manually turn off ISG through a switch next to the gear stick.

5          RIDE, HANDLING AND NVH

Engineered for European roads and validated on UK roads

The Ceed has been engineered with European buyers in mind. Tested exhaustively on European roads – including the UK – Kia’s test tracks in Korea and at the infamous Nürburgring race circuit in Germany, the Kia Ceed will provide relaxed and safe family motoring and easy, economical long-distance motorway cruising for those who use their cars for business or travel.

The ride and handling characteristics of the new model have been tuned to elevate the Ceed over its predecessor in terms of dynamism and driver engagement. At the same time, a focus throughout the new model’s development on eliminating noise and vibrations means the cabin of the Ceed is more refined than ever.

The new fully-independent suspension system provides drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by revised spring and damper rates. The ride has been developed on Europe’s wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds.

The front springs are now 40 per cent stiffer and the torsional rigidity of the front stabiliser is reduced by 22 per cent. In addition to accommodating the lighter range of engines, these modifications enable more immediate handling responses and a flatter ride under cornering, reducing understeer and producing greater mechanical grip. The front suspension is aided by a new damper valve system to absorb smaller vibrations. Conversely, the rear spring rate has been relaxed by ten per cent, absorbing small vibrations and giving the Ceed a relaxed gait at a cruise or over broken road surfaces. The adoption of a newly designed rear stabiliser, new trailing arm bushings, and optimised shock absorber bushings ensures maximum body control under cornering.

The Ceed sports a 17 per cent more direct steering rack than its predecessor, with a 12.7:1 ratio from its electric motor-driven power steering system. Requiring just 2.44 turns of the wheel from lock-to-lock, the new model provides a more incisive response to drivers’ steering inputs.

Technology in the Ceed also plays a role in enhancing driver enjoyment, as well as safety. The front-wheel drive Ceed features Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system as standard. This enables the inclusion of Torque Vectoring by Braking technology, an additional electronic driver support feature which intelligently brakes the inside wheels to reduce understeer around corners – making the Ceed more enjoyable and confidence-inspiring to drive.

Refinement and the suppression of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) was a principal focus during the Ceed’s development. Engineers analysed every element of cabin, engine and suspension insulation and ‘transfer paths’ for NVH. Compared to the outgoing cee’d, the new model features thicker, more insulating dashboard padding, new, more sound-absorbent insulation around the rear wheel arches, and a new insulation layer beneath the cabin carpet, reducing engine and road noise. Reshaped windscreen side mouldings and new, more comprehensive sealing around the doors have led to a reduction in wind noise. The Ceed is therefore quieter than its predecessor at every engine speed, with road noise at 37.5mph (60kph) reduced from 67.5 to 66.5dB. Wind noise is also reduced, with 63dB registering in the cabin at 68.75mph (110kph), compared to 64dB in the second-generation model.

The chassis and bodyshell also contribute to lower levels of vibration from poor road surfaces. A thicker rear crossmember and additional reinforcement beneath the rear cabin and boot floors reduce the effect of vibrations from the rear axle. New anti-vibration pads are also fitted to the upper cowl, at the base of the windshield, reducing the effect of engine vibrations on the cabin.

The Ceed’s 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine features a range of additional components designed to improve sound insulation and refinement. These include a timing belt cover and more insulated cylinder block cover, engine undercover, and oil pan cover.

 

6          TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES                                                                             

Technological innovation to enhance comfort and convenience

Innovation sits at the heart of the Kia Ceed, which will become one of the most high-tech cars in its class.

The cabin features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is available as either a 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system or an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom®. The system enables full smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Android Auto™ is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. The Ceed’s Apple CarPlay™ system is compatible with the iPhone 5 and every iPhone released since. The Ceed ‘First Edition’ features a powerful JBL Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

A Drive Mode Select system on DCT versions will enable owners to tailor their driving experience, with Normal and Sport mode. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to alter the level of effort required to steer the car, while each mode subtly changes the character of the engine. Normal mode maximises the potential for greater fuel efficiency and offers more relaxed steering inputs. Sport mode enhances throttle responses, enables faster acceleration – from a standstill and at speed – and adapts the steering to offer additional weight and more decisive responses to driver inputs.

Standard technologies include full Bluetooth smartphone integration, as well as automatic lights and keyless entry on all versions. A wireless smartphone charger, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated outer rear seats are featured on the ‘First Edition’ grade.

On the outside, the Ceed is fitted with newly-designed ‘ice cube’ style LED daytime running lights (DRL) as standard. Previously, these were only featured on Kia GT and ‘GT Line’ models, embedded into the front bumper – the ‘ice cube’ DRLs are now integrated into the headlamp units on every model in the Ceed range. Full LED headlamps are also available on ‘Blue Edition’ and ‘First Edition’ grades.

The Ceed’s ECO Pack is fitted as standard to grade ‘2’ models and features an Active Air Flap, which closes and opens depending on engine cooling requirements, enhancing the car’s aerodynamic efficiency for greater fuel economy. The ECO Pack also features an underbody cover and lower suspension, aiding air flow beneath the vehicle, as well as low rolling resistance Michelin tyres.

Adoption of new driver assistance systems

In addition to the car’s seven standard airbags, advanced driver assistance technologies further enhance occupant protection, using active safety systems to mitigate the risk of collisions. Standard safety technologies include High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA).

A first for any Kia sold in Europe, the Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist (LFA). Fitted as standard to ‘First Edition’ DCT models, Lane Following Assist detects road markings to keep the Ceed in the centre of its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering. The system uses external sensors to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, operating between 0 and 81mph.

Additional available technologies include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS), and pedestrian recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system (FCA). These features are standard equipment on the ‘First Edition’.

Every Ceed is equipped as standard with Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). VSM ensures stability when braking and cornering by controlling the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) if it detects a loss of traction.

7         RANGE FINDER

Four-tier range structure

From launch, the Ceed five-door hatchback will be available in the UK with a choice of seven paint finishes. 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, or 17-inch two-tone diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels are available.

There are 11 versions of the Ceed, based on four trim levels –‘2’, ‘Blue Edition’, ‘3’, ‘First Edition’. All models are front-wheel-drive and feature a practical five-door hatchback bodystyle. This car is the first of a whole all-new family of Ceed models to be launched over the next two years.

Grade ‘2’ gives buyers the option of the 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine with ECO pack, or the new 114bhp 1.6-litre ‘U3’ 1.6 CRDi engine fitted with the ECO pack. The ‘Blue Edition’ is sold exclusively with the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine with a choice of six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox. Move up to ‘3’ specification and it is offered with the full range of Ceed engines, including the 118bhp 1.0-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engines and the 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi diesel unit. Both the more powerful petrol and the diesel engine can be specified with either a six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox. At the top of the Ceed range is the ‘First Edition’, which is paired to the 138bhp 1.4-litre T-GDi direct-injection petrol engine and offered with either a six-speed manual or 7DCT gearbox.

Highlights of the range model by model

All versions of the Ceed are comprehensively equipped and feature an extensive package of comfort, convenience and safety items which becomes progressively more luxurious with every step up the range.

Grade ‘2’ are fitted with many features that are usually a cost option on rivals, including cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, an alarm system, front wiper de-icer, electric windows all-round and automatic headlight control. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, front fog lights, projection headlights and cornering lights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors in body colour, a high gloss black front grille, chrome window surrounds and LED rear lights. Moving inside, there’s black premium cloth seat trim, a leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake and a rear centre armrest. An seven-inch touchscreen audio display is provided, along with a reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, DAB radio, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and music streaming Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone compatibility with voice control. Safety has been given a high priority with Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – City (FCA) all included as standard.

The ‘Blue Edition’ grade is a special version of the Ceed available from launch and is paired with the 1.4 T-GDi engine.  It is finished in the all-new Ceed premium launch colour, Blue Flame. It features all the equipment of the ‘2’ grade and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, rear parking sensors and LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights. Inside the Ceed ‘Blue Edition’, it comes kitted out with black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters, stainless steel pedals and a USB fast charger in the front centre console. In addition, an eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is standard, along with Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Customers opting for the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) version also have the benefit of drive mode select.

Grade ‘3’ builds on the comprehensive equipment levels you’ll find on grade ‘2’, with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and rain sensing front wipers, in addition to black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and power lumbar support for the front seats. An eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping and traffic messaging channel is provided alongside Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. Other equipment includes dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors, in addition to a 4.2-inch supervision colour cluster display, a USB fast charger in the front centre console and a dual-tone horn. The central fascia is in high gloss black, while the interior door handles have a chrome finish. Manual gearbox variants have the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system upgraded to include pedestrian detection.

The ‘First Edition’ grade sits at the top-of-the Ceed range and is the model of choice for technology fans. A Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) integrates front and rear parking sensors with the ability to automatically park in parallel or perpendicular spaces, while smart cruise control with stop and go functionality and a Drive Mode Selector are featured when the seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) is chosen. There are black leather seats with contrast grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outer rear seats and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory. A wide electric tilt and slide sunroof with automatic roll blind also comes fitted to ‘First Edition’ grade, along with LED bi-function headlights and cornering lights, an electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, smart entry system with engine start/stop button and an eight-speaker JBL® premium sound system with wireless mobile phone charger. Extra safety systems include Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Following Assist (LFA) is available on DCT models only.

Range

'2'

'Blue Edition'

 '3'

'First Edition'                

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

16" Alloy Wheels

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Black 'Premium' Cloth Seat Trim

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-

l

Rear Centre Armrest

l

l

l

l

Stainless Steel Pedals

-

l

-

l

Air Conditioning

l

l

-

-

Dual Automatic Air Conditioning

-

-

l

l

Automatic Defog System

-

-

l

l

Rear Air Ventilation

-

-

l

l

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

l

l

l

l

All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function

l

l

-

-

All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function

-

-

l

l

Cruise Control & Speed Limiter

l

l

l

Man Only

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Functionality

-

-

OPT

DCT only

Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror

-

-

l

l

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder (Driver & Front Passenger)

l

l

l

l

Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key

l

l

l

-

Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

-

-

-

l

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

l

l

l

l

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

l

l

l

l

2 x 12V Power Sockets (Front Centre Console)

l

-

-

-

USB Fast Charger (Front Centre Console)

-

l

l

l

Rear Coat Hooks

l

l

l

l

Centre Console Cupholders

l

l

l

l

Premium Centre Console with Sliding Cupholder Cover

-

-

-

l

Rear Cupholders in Rear Armrest

l

l

l

l

Front Seatback Pockets

l

l

l

l

Front & Rear Door Storage

l

l

l

l

Centre Console Storage Box

l

l

l

l

Dash Illumination Dimmer Switch

l

l

l

l

Ambient Light (Driver's Footwell)

-

-

-

l

USB & AUX Ports Illumination

l

l

l

l

Ignition Keyhole Illumination

l

l

l

-

Engine Start/Stop button with Smart Entry System

-

-

-

l

Front Cabin Map Light with Sunglasses Case

l

l

l

-

Front Cabin LED Map Light with Sunglasses Case

-

-

-

l

Temporary Spare Wheel (Space Saver)

l

-

l

l

Tyre Mobility Kit

-

l

-

-

Luggage 12V Power Socket

-

-

l

l

Dual Height Luggage Area Floor

l

l

l

l

Luggage Area Light

l

l

l

l

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

l

l

l

l

Luggage Hooks

l

l

l

l

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

6-speaker Audio System

l

l

l

-

8-Speaker JBL® Premium Sound System

-

-

-

l

DAB Radio Audio with MP3 Compatibility

l

l

l

l

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device

l

l

l

l

Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming**

l

l

l

l

Android Auto™ with Voice Control**

l

l

l

l

Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control**

l

l

l

l

Wireless Mobile Phone Charger**

-

-

-

l

7" Colour Touchscreen Audio Display

l

-

-

-

8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping  & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)

-

l

l

l

Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® Live**

-

l

l

l

Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines (Integrated into Centre Fascia Screen)

l

l

l

l

Rear Parking Sensors***

-

l

l

-

Smart Park Assist System (SPAS) Parallel/Perpendicular/reverse with Front & Rear Parking Sensors***

-

-

-

l

3.5" Supervision Cluster Display

l

l

-

-

4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display

-

-

l

l

Trip Computer

l

l

l

l

Windscreen Washer Level Warning

l

l

l

l

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)

-

-

-

l

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

l

l

l

l

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

-

-

-

DCT Only

High-Beam Assist (HBA)

l

l

l

l

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

l

l

l

l

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City

l

l

l

l

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian

OPT ∆∆

OPT ∆∆

Std Man only /
OPT

l

Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF)

-

-

-

l

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)  

l

l

l

l

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS)

l

l

l

l

Emergency Stop Signalling

l

l

l

l

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

l

l

l

l

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

l

l

l

l

Gear Shift Indicator

Man only

Man only

Man only

Man only

Motor Driven Power Steering

l

l

l

l

Dual Horn

-

l

l

l

Drive Mode Select (Normal & Sport)

-

DCT Only

DCT Only

DCT Only

Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

l

l

l

l

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

l

l

l

l

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

l

l

l

l

Twin Side Airbags (Front)

l

l

l

l

Twin Curtain Airbags

l

l

l

l

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

l

l

l

l

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

l

l

l

l

All-round 3-point Seatbelts

l

l

l

l

Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters

l

l

l

l

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

l

l

l

l

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

l

l

l

l

SECURITY

 

 

 

 

Alarm System

l

l

l

l

Locking Wheel Nuts

l

l

l

l

Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks

l

l

l

l

Child Safety Rear Door Locks

l

l

l

l

Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function

l

l

l

l

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Driver-activated feature)

l

l

l

l

 

*Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather         

**Please check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ via connectivity         

***Parking Sensors may not match exterior body colour

∆∆ Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP), comprises of FCA - Pedestrian. Option available for £250 (inc.VAT).      

∆ Cruise Pack, comprises of FCA - Pedestrian, Smart Cruise Control and Electronic Parking Brake. Option available for £750 (inc.VAT).       

 

8          COST-CUTTER

 CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km

Kia's ultimate goal is to decarbonise road transport completely, and the company is actively working on all forms of alternative powertrain, including a hydrogen fuel-cell car, and already has electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the line-up. But Kia is also realistic enough to know that combustion engines will be the mainstay of personal transport for many years to come and is putting huge efforts into reducing the environmental impact of petrol and diesel power units. Kia is investing more than £6 billion and recruiting some 7,300 research and development engineers with this in mind.

The Ceed has been engineered to exceed the Euro 6d TEMP emissions regulations and the new 1.6-litre CRDi ‘U3’ diesel engine manages to achieve 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km when fitted with the ‘ECO’ pack on ‘2’ grade models. This makes it highly attractive for private buyers and business users alike with a low company car Benefit-in-kind taxation rate of 24 per cent.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model

Urban

Extra Urban

Combined

CO2

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

44.8

58.9

52.3

122

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

67.3

78.5

74.3

99

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

43.5

56.5

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

64.2

76.3

70.6

103

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

62.8

68.9

67.3

108

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

38.7

57.6

48.7

132

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

42.8

57.6

50.4

127

 

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED bands (2018-19)

Model

Combined mpg

CO2

Vehicle Excise Duty year 1/year 2

BIK rate

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

52.3

122

£165 / £140

25%

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

74.3

99

£145 / £140

24%

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

70.6

103

£165 / £140

25%

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

67.3

108

£165 / £140

26%

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

48.7

132

£205 / £140

27%

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

50.4

127

£165 / £140

26%

 

Insurance

Model

Group

‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

12

‘2’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

15

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

19

‘Blue Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

19

‘3’ 1.0 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

13

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

18

‘3’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

18

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 6-speed manual ISG

15

‘3’ 1.6 CRDi 7-speed DCT ISG

15

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 6-speed manual ISG

20

‘First Edition’ 1.4 T-GDi 7-speed DCT ISG

20

 

Servicing

Servicing is required every 20,000 miles (10,000 miles for the T-GDi engines) or once a year, whichever comes soonest. The Ceed is available with Kia’s ‘Kia Care’ service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.

The service plans include a comprehensive range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty. The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of ownership for cars up to five years old.

The magnificent seven-year warranty

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products was subsequently extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge, as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty.

The Kia Promise

The Kia Promise was introduced to give customers the best ownership experience by giving them access to seven key benefits. The Kia Promise is activated after purchase and is done by simply registering on the online portal, MyKia. Along with the industry leading seven-year/100,000 mile warranty, other benefits of the Kia Promise include complimentary seven day insurance and £250 Insurance Excess Return for one year; easy to use Click & Collect on Genuine Kia accessories; convenient online service booking; Family-Like Care and Accident AfterCare. Every new Kia also comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance for 12 months. When a customer registers on MyKia, Kia Roadside Assistance Plus, the highest level of cover provided by the RAC, can be unlocked, which includes onward travel and European cover.

9          MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT                                                          

European-made in Slovakia

Kia’s European factory at Žilina in Slovakia is the exclusive manufacturing base for the Ceed. Ceed is built alongside the stylish Sportage and the practical and spacious Venga. Žilina passed a significant milestone in mid-2015 with the production of the one-millionth cee’d, and to date, more than 1.3 million units have been built.

The story of Žilina goes back to the mid-2000s, when Kia established a policy of building cars in and for the markets where they were to be sold, wherever possible. In Europe that meant mid-sized three- and five-door hatchbacks and an estate to compete in the most important market segment, the C-sector. But it also opened up the possibility for Kia’s compact crossover, the Sportage, to be made much closer to its European customer base, which was increasingly important with the growth in sales for cars of this type.    

Žilina was chosen because Slovakia, which had become a member of the EU in 2004, had a history in engineering, a highly qualified workforce, a well-developed transport infrastructure, an established automotive supply chain and a national government committed to helping new businesses. Kia was given tax-breaks and land incentives by the Slovakian government and has in turn worked with the authorities for the benefit of the local community.

The local authority has established a training centre close to the plant, where Kia has provided the expertise to develop courses in such areas as computer, hybrid and welding technologies. These courses are available for all people across the region.

The factory has brought a much-needed boost to Žilina. Some 10,000 jobs have been created nearby with more than a dozen parts and components suppliers. Employment at the factory was increased to 3,900 staff when the third shift came into effect in January 2012.

Žilina was completed ahead of schedule, and the quality of the pilot production cars towards the end of 2005 was so good that Kia took the confident decision to launch the cee’d with a seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty, subject to wear-and-tear limitations. That confidence has been more than justified by the consistent quality of the cars made at Žilina.

Kia Motors Slovakia began production of the first-generation cee’d in 2007, building 640,000 units in total. In 2012, the second-generation cee’d was launched, with over 660,000 units produced during its life cycle, making a total of 1.3 million units in its 11 year history. Production of the cee’d represented a 29 per cent share of the total production, with 98,533 cee’d models made at the Žilina plant during 2017. The factory now has a total capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually, and Žilina-built models are exported to more than 80 markets around the world.

Green from the word go

As an all-new, start-up facility, Kia was determined that Žilina would set the highest environmental standards. For Kia, environmental protection is not just about headline-grabbing tailpipe emissions figures. It encompasses every aspect of the manufacturing, distribution, sales, use and scrapping of cars. Kia was the first manufacturer in the world to establish a dedicated environmental research and development centre, at Mabuk, to the south-east of the Korean capital, Seoul. Mabuk was involved in the design and development of the Žilina plant.   

Manufacturing demands and environmental responsibility do not always go hand-in-hand, but Žilina sets the highest environmental standards and became a benchmark for the European automotive industry. Even the location is environmentally important, reducing the distances that cars need to be transported. 73 per cent of the parts used in the plant are sourced from Western Europe, worth €3.8 billion, according to a 2017 London Economics report, ‘The economic and societal benefits deriving from the presence of Kia in Europe.’ This helps to cut down on unnecessary transport.

The assembly shop uses revolutionary technology for improving air quality. The basic principle is that all vapours and gases are exhausted through the building’s floor rather than through the roof. This new under-floor extraction system stops harmful gases from circulating at higher levels where they could be inhaled by assembly line workers or vented to the outside.

A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) process is used to eliminate odour and hydrocarbons in the paint drying facility. RTO is also highly efficient in terms of energy conservation, greatly contributing to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

New approaches and technology are used wherever possible to reduce the environmental impact of the factory and the search for cleaner and more efficient processes is on-going. Bore holes are regularly drilled to make sure that no oils or pollutants make their way into the ground, while laboratories test the waste products.

International recognition

The hard work was rewarded as early as February 2008 when Žilina was formally certified as an environmentally-friendly facility. The International Certificate of Environmental Management, or ISO 14001, recognises the detailed work put into creating a state-of-the-art energy-efficient factory.

This was quickly followed by two more awards in May of the same year. Kia Motors received international certificates which recognise the advanced environmental design and manufacturing processes at Žilina. German-based TÜV presented Kia with DFE (Design for Environment) and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) environment certificates after rigorous inspection of the company’s design and manufacturing operations.

DFE (ISO 14062) evaluates a car’s environmental friendliness during its design and development, plus its recyclability. DFE also requires that the assembly plant for the car reaches ISO 14001. LCA (ISO 14040) examines the car’s overall manufacturing process and its lifetime environmental impact, including choice of materials and measures to reduce fuel consumption and engine exhaust emissions.

The weatherproof factory

Žilina lies deep in the Slovakian countryside at the foot of the Tatra mountains – lovely in the summer, but in winter temperatures dip to minus -28º C. Winter lasts a full six months, which greatly influenced the layout of the plant.

The press, body, paint and final assembly shops are constructed in a square so that cars and parts do not have to go outside at any point. The engines are assembled on a factory site next door and delivered to the final line by overground tunnel. This enclosed facility means that large exterior doors are not needed. In turn this reduces the need for high levels of heating as doors are not constantly being opened and closed.

Quality control

Žilina has state-of-the-art testing facilities at every stage of production. For example, panel quality in the press shop is controlled by a unique inspection system which can recognise and evaluate, in less than one millisecond, defects according to pre-determined quality tolerance levels.

Some 20 per cent of Žilina’s quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Some have returned to their home town after working at automotive manufacturing facilities elsewhere.

All cars are checked as they come off the line to make sure electrical systems and mechanical parts are working. This is followed by a drive around the factory’s test track to ensure there are no squeaks or rattles. Some two per cent of production undergoes a much closer inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment to ensure that fit and finish is up to specification.

Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting system to ensure Žilina-built cars are totally resistant to corrosion, and that their paintwork has a uniform lustre. Bodies are rotated through a forward somersault while immersed in the paint tank to achieve this. Kia is so confident in the process that cars made at Žilina come with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

 

10        FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

            We've anticipated what you're likely to ask us

Q. Which engines are you forecasting to be the best sellers in the Ceed line-up?
The Ceed’s 1.4-litre T-GDi and 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engines meet the needs of the majority of buyers. Combined, we expect the T-GDi petrol engines to account for the highest proportion of sales. Our new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel engine will also account for a significant proportion of sales, particularly for fleet customers looking to reduce total running costs.

Q. Will there be ‘GT-Line’ versions of the Ceed?
We will reveal a ‘GT-Line’ version of the Ceed later in 2018.

Q. Is there going to be a replacement for the high-performance cee’d GT?
We will reveal a GT version of the Ceed later in 2018.

Q. Are you looking to replace the three-door pro_cee’d?
Demand for traditional three-door hatchbacks is decreasing – there are no plans to introduce a three-door Ceed to the range at this time. The three-door pro_cee’d made up only a very small proportion of total Ceed sales – buyers favoured the five-door hatchback and Sportswagon.

Q. Will Kia consider launching a four-door saloon version of the Ceed?
There are no plans at this time to offer a Ceed saloon in Europe.

Q. Are there any plans for mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric versions of the all-new Ceed?
We have the technology for a range of electrified powertrains and can confirm that the Ceed will get our 48V mild-hybrid technology during 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are being considered for later in the Ceed’s life. We are evaluating electric powertrains for all of our future products, but we have no immediate plans for an electric Ceed at this time

Q. Crossover vehicles are becoming increasing popular. Are there any plans for a crossover edition of the Ceed?
It is too early to say exactly which bodystyles will be added to the Ceed range. We will announce details of future versions of the Ceed later this year.

Q. How long will the ‘First Edition’ be available for? Are the volumes limited, or is it on-sale for a set period of time?
Traditionally the feature rich ‘First Edition’ models are on sale for approximately one year, while we assess the viability of launching a permanent addition to the model line-up.

Q. Which C-segment cars has Kia identified as the Ceed development benchmarks?
The segment has a number of very strong contenders, with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus the key benchmark models for the Ceed, particularly in terms of packaging and driving performance.

Q. Has Albert Biermann played a role in the development of the new Ceed?
The dynamic development programme for the new Ceed has been overseen by Albert Biermann. The development of the car has taken place in Europe, with significant input from engineers both here in Europe and at Kia’s Namyang research and development centre in Korea.

Q. Will the Ceed’s new diesel engine be introduced to other Kia models?
Yes. The new engine is designed to replace our existing 1.6 and 1.7-litre ‘U2’ diesel engines. The new powerplant is also being introduced into the recently upgraded Optima, Stonic and Sportage, with other Kia models to follow in the future.

Q. Under the new WLTP emissions test, how will official CO2 emissions from the new Ceed compare to the old model?
As with the majority of other manufacturers, we expect official WLTP CO2 (converted back to NEDC 2.0) ratings to come in slightly higher than earlier models tested under NEDC conditions. However, we have introduced two new engines (1.4-litre T-GDi petrol and 1.6-litre ‘U3’ diesel) and made significant modifications to other engines.

Q. Does the new diesel engine require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to meet emissions regulations? How often will buyers have to refill the Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank?
Like many of its rivals, the Ceed’s new diesel engine requires urea for its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions control system. The SCR system enables the Ceed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations – it is fully compliant with the 6d TEMP regulations. Depending on use, buyers will need to top-up the 12-litre tank after around 5,000 miles, though that varies from model to model. The car alerts the driver when the tank gets low and, if ignored, will eventually prevent the car from starting.

11        FIVE MINUTES WITH PAUL PHILPOTT

 Burning questions you would love to ask our President and CEO

Q. How important is the Ceed in the UK?
Currently it is our third best-selling model in the UK, accounting for around 10 per cent of our sales. Globally, the first- and second-generation cee’d has sold more than 1.28 million units in its relatively short 11-year life, and we anticipate that the new Ceed will sell at an even quicker rate.

Q. What sales targets have you set for the all-new Ceed for the UK market?
We never release sales or production targets for individual models; however, we expect the five-door hatchback and the upcoming Sportswagon models to outsell their predecessors.

Q. And what sales targets have you set for the Kia brand as a whole in the UK?
Despite some challenges in the UK new car market we fully expect to reach a new sales record in 2018 in excess of 95,000 units. At the end of the first half of the year we had passed 51,000 sales – an increase for Kia in a market that was down overall – and despite the run-out of the old model cee’d we are confident that the all-new Ceed will contribute strongly to our performance in the remainder of 2018.

Q. What elements of the Ceed make you proud to be leading Kia Motors UK?
The all-new Ceed continues the remarkable trend established by our first European design, engineered and built version launches in 2007. It has played a significant role in the growth of the Kia brand both in the UK and across Europe and I believe the new car will continue that performance. This latest version answers every challenge that has been levelled at cee’d in the past. Vehicle dynamics are transformed. Refinement reaches a new level. Safety and driver assistance technology sets new standards in the class. Plus the all-new Ceed has stand-out styling in a segment where many contenders are somewhat anonymous.

Q. Are you worried about the downturn in diesel sales?
Yes of course we are concerned, but we think the launch of our new 1.6-litre ‘U3’ engine is quite timely, as it’s very clean and efficient. It exceeds the requirements of the latest, most demanding emissions regulations, including Euro 6d TEMP, and it is one of the most efficient diesel engines in the C-segment. Diesel power has traditionally been very popular in the Ceed’s predecessor, however if buyers want to opt for petrol, we have a range of highly efficient, cutting-edge turbocharged petrol engines that will exceed their expectations.

Q. What message would you like to send to potential diesel customers?
With the introduction of the latest emissions regulations, specifically the upcoming Euro 6d TEMP standards, Kia diesel engines have never been cleaner. They are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to regulate emissions. For higher mileage users, diesel cars make total sense, delivering low running costs and exceptional fuel economy figures.

Q. How important are fleet sales for the all-new Ceed?
Previous generations have always been essential in our plan for sustainable fleet and business growth and I am certain that the all-new Ceed will continue that trend. Kia’s strategy in the business market in the UK has been to deliver sensible choices for business users where residual values contribute to excellent operating costs. Ceed delivers the technology, safety, reliability and appeal that the fleet market demands in a stylish, comfortable and satisfying package.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

THE ALL-NEW KIA CEED

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

1.0 T-GDi with ‘ECO’ pack

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 118 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 172 @ 1,500-4,000

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.955

 1.286

 0.971

 0.774

 0.639

 3.700

 4.059

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-inch alloy

 Tyres

 205/55/R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,297

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.9

 Maximum speed

 mph

 116

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 44.8/58.9/52.3

 CO2 emissions

 g/km

 122

 


1.0 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3/12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 118 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 172 @ 1,500-4,000

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.955

 1.286

 0.971

 0.774

 0.639

 3.700

 4.267

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-or 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 205/55/R16 / 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,297

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.7

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 43.5/56.5/50.4

 CO2

 g/km

 127

 


1.4 T-GDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1353

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 71.6 x 84.0

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 138 @ 6,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 242 @ 1,500-3,200

 Compression ratio

 

 10.0:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.615

 1.962

 1.257

 0.951

 0.778

 0.633

 -

 3.583

 4.188

 3.929

 2.318

 2.043

 1.070

 0.822

 0.884

 0.721

 5.304

FGR 1: 4.294

FGR 2: 3.174

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil  

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil  

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel (‘3’ and ‘First Edition’)

 Tyre Repair Kit (‘Blue Edition’)

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,315

 1,345

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,000/450

 1,000/450

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 50 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 8.6

 8.9

 Maximum speed

 mph

 130

 127

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 38.7 / 57.6 / 48.7

 42.8 / 57.6 / 50.4

 CO2

 g/km

 132

 127

 


1.6 CRDi with ‘ECO’ pack

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 114 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-2,750

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.769

 2.040

 1.189

 0.804

 0.660

 0.549

 3.583

 3.250

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 16-inch alloys

 Tyres

 205/55/R16

 Spare wheel

 Temporary spare wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,388

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.6

 Maximum speed

 mph

 118

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 67.3 / 78.5 / 74.3

 CO2

 g/km

 99

 


1.6 CRDi

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4/16

 Displacement

 cc

 1598

 Bore/stroke

 mm

 77 x 85.8

 Power output

 bhp @ rpm

 114 @ 4,000

 Torque output

 Nm @ rpm

 280 @ 1,500-2,750  6-speed Manual

 300 @ 1,500-2,750  7-speed DCT

 Compression ratio

 

 15.9:1

 Engine details

 

 Turbocharged common-rail direct fuel injection

 Emissions

 

 Euro 6d TEMP

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 6-speed manual

 7-speed DCT

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 6th gear

 7th gear

 Reverse

 Final Gear

 3.636

 1.962

 1.189

 0.844

 0.702

 0.596

 -

 3.583

 3.471

 3.786

 2.261

 1.957

 1.023

 0.778

 0.837

 0.681

 5.074

 FGR 1: 4.176

 FGR 2: 3.087

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Fully-independent by subframe-mounted double wishbones, coil 

 springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Braking system

 Ventilated front discs 288x 25mm, solid rear discs (272 x 10mm)

 Steering

 Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering – 2.44

 turns lock-to-lock

 Wheels (alloy)

 17-inch alloys

 Tyres

 225/45/R17

 Spare wheel

 Temporary Spare Wheel

Dimensions and weights

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,650

 2,650

 Overall L/W/H

 mm

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 4,310/1,800/1,447

 Boot volume VDA (seats up/down)

 litres

 395/1,291

 395/1,291

 Kerb weight

 kg

 1,388

 1,415

 Tow weights (braked/unbraked)

 kg

 1,200/600

 1,200/600

 Tow ball weight

 kg

 75

 75

 Max roof weight

 kg

 80

 80

 Turning circle (diameter)

 metres

 10.6

 10.6

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.304

 0.304

 Fuel tank size

 litres

 50 litres

 50 litres

 SCR tank capacity

 litres

 12 litres

 12 litres

Performance and fuel consumption                                      

 

 

 6-speed manual ISG

 7-speed DCT

 Acceleration (0-60 mph)

 seconds

 10.5

 10.5

 Maximum speed

 mph

 119

 119

 Fuel consumption – urb/ex.urb/com

 mpg

 64.2/76.3/70.6

 62.8/68.9/67.3

 CO2

 g/km

 103

 108

 



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