The Kia Ceed 2018 is here: new look, new name and much more technology

The Korean brand Kia has just shown its new Kia Ceed 2018 today , days before its official presentation at the Geneva Motor Show . The compact designed and manufactured in Europe, is renamed Ceed , instead of Cee’d .

The third generation of the Kia Ceed that has sold more than 1.28 million units since its birth in 2006, hopes to increase its sales with the latest model.

The Seed takes inspiration from the sports saloon Kia Stinger. Now it is lower , wider and has a greater rear overhang, and also leaves behind certain rounded elements and replaces them with straight lines and more marked angles. In general, a more muscular car.

The “tiger-nose” grill is also wider. The LED daytime running lights also have a new design, more similar to the previous GT and GT-Line versions. The brand promises a wide palette of body colors and many rim designs and sizes.

New platform and sensible engines

The Kia Ceed 2018 is built on the new K2 platform from Kia and, although its wheelbase remains with respect to its predecessor (2.65 meters), it is now 20 millimeters wider and 23 millimeters lower. Kia highlights a trunk of 395 liters .

The engines will have three options of gasoline: a 1.4-liter MPI access with 100 hp , a 1.0 T-GDi of 120 hp and the 1.4 T-GDi “Kappa” of 140 hp . On the other hand, there will be a new diesel engine “U3”, with a 1.6 liter CRDi block of 115 or 136 hp , and 280 Nm of maximum torque. With this engine, it is expected that CO2 emissions will be below 110 g / km in the new WLTP cycle.

All engines will be combined as standard with a six -ratio manual gearbox , although in the case of the 1.4 T-GDi and 1.6 CRDi, there will also be available a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox.

A lot of technology and assistance systems

In addition to the 7-inch floating screen -serial- or the 8-inch screen associated with the navigator, the Ceed has the factory keyless access, automatic lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a wireless charger for mobile phones or a driving mode selector.

In terms of assistance and safety systems, as standard, in addition to seven airbags, the automatic light assistant , driver attention control, lane maintenance assistant, frontal collision warning and frontal collision assistant.

In option there will also be from adaptive cruise control with automatic lane maintenance (autonomous level 2 driving) to dead angle alert, cross traffic alert, automatic parking assistant or pedestrian detection .


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