The cee'd is Kia's top-selling model in Europe and has been thoroughly re-engineered and restyled under the direction of Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, to feature the latest version of the company's signature grille – an evolving expression of the brand's design DNA.
Comprehensively updated, the new Kia cee'd range will deliver a host of customer benefits including numerous exterior and interior design refinements, upgraded standard equipment and technical innovations. The cee'd also gets a fully-revised suspension set-up.
The changes will also significantly reduce fuel consumption and in the new 'Intelligent Stop and Go' Eco-Dynamics version to be launched for the first time in the UK CO2 emissions are reduced to 110 g/km. On average emissions will be cut by five per cent across the cee'd line-up.
Kia Motors UK Limited Marketing Director, Simon Hetherington said: "The new cee'd is 25 mm longer and is more distinctive in appearance with a stronger road presence. Following our established model range line-up, customers will enjoy a thoroughly revised interior including a new-style steering wheel and gear lever, all-red instrument illumination, a new centre console and new audio systems, plus dual-zone climate control air-conditioning".
Technical innovations being introduced with new cee'd will include fuel-stretching ISG technology on the 1.6-litre diesel engines for the first time, a 'hill-holder' function for the ESP and brighter projection-style headlamps. The new 'U2' 1.6-litre diesel engine will be matched to a new six-speed manual transmission.