Kia recently revealed their all-new third-generation hatchback, the Ceed. Yes, that’s right, it’s no longer the Cee’d, instead it is Ceed. And the name isn’t the only thing that has changed. The latest model will apparently come with “innovative new technologies, a mature and athletic new design, and a more engaging drive.”
The South Korean manufacturer claims that a new fully-independent suspension system will deliver a more involved driving experience, and reworked spring and damper rates along with a faster steering rack result in better handling.
It is clear that Kia has concentrated on comfort and convenience when it comes to the new Ceed. The interior of the car now incorporates higher-quality materials and surfaces finished with either metallic or satin chrome trim. The cabin is supposedly a lot more driver-focused with the introduction of a centre console that is angled slightly towards the driver’s seat.
As for technology, the car comes with a ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system, drive mode select and a whole host of driver safety assistance systems.
The Ceed is available with either a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine, 1.4-litre T-GDi petrol engine or 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine. The petrol engines produce 120ps (118 bhp) and 140ps (138 bhp) respectively, while the diesel engine is available with a choice of power outputs: 115ps (113 bhp) and 136ps (134 bhp).
The Ceed will be produced in Slovakia and is expected to go on-sale towards the end of June 2018. Every model will come with a 100,000-mile warranty.