Once Top Gear’s reasonably priced car, the Kia Ceed is a family hatchbacks the Brits are fond of the same way they’re fond of a Labrador. It’s cute, cuddly, benign, and just a good companion. The same goes for the latest 2019 Kia Ceed which has dropped its apostrophe. It’s just Ceed now, not cee’d. Boasting a sharper look than all of its predecessors, and pretty much all of its main rivals, the 2019 Kia Ceed benefits from the company’s latest design trends such as an aggressive tiger nose grille and wide and low-hanging bumpers, while maintaining the car’s own signature cues like the ‘ice cube’ LED daytime running. The car is also physically bigger and has more room inside, and rides on bigger 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels, or 17-inch two-tone diamond cut aluminium alloy wheels. One of the coolest parts of the 2019 Kia Ceed is the interior which is inspired by the Stinger gran turismo. The main highlight … [Read more...] about 2019 Kia Ceed Starts from £18,295 in the UK
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About half way through the launch press conference for the new Kia Ceed, senior engineer Gert-Jan Teunis explained the chassis changes they’d made to the third generation of this workaday hatchback. Still the same front MacPherson struts and multi-link independent rear suspension, but with a litany of spring, damper, geometry, steering ratio and roll-bar changes as long as your arm, and so much softening at the back you’d wonder how the old car got around corners at all. These are the sorts of things that race teams do, finessing and tittivating to make a car that grips, handles predictably and inspires confidence. Under Albert Biermann, formerly of BMW, that’s what Kia is doing; more than that, in fact, since it is also creating a legend and a driving characteristic for all Kia cars in much the same way that Richard Parry-Jones’s team at Ford did for the 1993 Mondeo and the 1998 Focus. It’s part of this South Korean car maker’s master plan; to … [Read more...] about Kia Ceed review: finally a match for the VW Golf?
Register for our free newsletterWhat is it? The family hatchback sector is under siege from SUVs, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead – far from it. There’s enough life in this market sector yet that Kia has gone in all guns blazing with this – the all-new Ceed. Though it may come from a Korean brand, the Ceed is designed, engineered, built and sold entirely in Europe, so in theory it should be perfect for European tastes. But there’s no denying the strong competition – the best-selling Ford Focus and VW Golf are both seriously good cars, with considerably more heritage than the 2006-born Ceed. What’s new? Let’s get the trifles out of the way first – the new car loses the apostrophe of the old Cee’d and simply becomes Ceed: Community Europe, European Design. Easy. Of more note is the new bodywork, which is wider and lower than the outgoing car, though identical in length and wheelbase. The styling’s sharper, … [Read more...] about First Drive: The new Kia Ceed gives the Focus and Golf something to think about
Elle devrait être la Ceed la plus puissante de la gamme Dévoilée au Salon de Genève cette année, la Kia Ceed de troisième génération fait encore parler d'elle. Après l'annonce d'une version Shooting Brake qui serait dévoilée au Mondial de l'Auto de Paris en octobre, David Labrosse, responsable du planning produit de Kia en Europe, a déclaré au site AutoRAI qu'une version sportive GT devrait être commercialisée en 2019. Nos photographes espion ont pu surprendre un prototype du modèle en cours de développement, que vous pourrez découvrir dans la galerie ci-après. Si c'est plutôt une bonne nouvelle, ne vous attendez pas à un moteur plus puissant puisque la nouvelle version développera environ 200 chevaux, pour rester dans l'esprit de la précédente mouture. Alors que cette dernière était disponible en version trois portes, le nouveau … [Read more...] about La future Kia Ceed GT surprise en cours d’essais
Kia has today announced details of a comprehensive upgrade to its increasingly popular 2016 Kia ceed, a model that has provided the foundation for Kia’s continuing success in Europe over recent years. Kia’s European designers have evolved the interior and exterior styling of the current cee’d into an exciting new look, with the powertrain team developing a wider range of engines and transmissions. The improvements include Kia’s all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre ecoTurbo engine, as well as a range of new safety, comfort and convenience upgrades. The changes apply to every model in the cee’d range, which now incorporates the five-door cee’d hatchback, Sportswagon and three-door pro_cee’d. The modifications applied to the cee’d range also include a range of visual and dynamic improvements to the high-powered cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models. Already among the best-looking cars in the C-segment ‘hot hatch’ segment, … [Read more...] about 2016 Kia ceed Facelift (All Details, Photos, Videos)