Kia Motors has carried out an upgrade of the Cee’d.
The improvements include Kia’s all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDI engine, as well as a range of new safety, comfort and convenience upgrades.
The changes apply to every model in the Cee’d range, the five-door Cee’d hatchback, Sportswagon and three-door Pro_cee’d.
The upgraded model will come with a new, sporty ‘GT Line’ specification, available on all three Cee’d body types.
The 2016 Cee’d will be available with a new interior colour package, a new ‘brown pack’ adding brown upholstery to the seats and doors.
The upgraded Cee’d offers a wider choice of engines, with all of them now compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard.
For the launch of the 2016 Cee’d, Kia is introducing its all-new 1.0-litre ‘T-GDI’ (turbo petrol direct injection) engine. This new downsized, three-cylinder power unit has been engineered to improve fuel consumption and emissions.
Kia’s new turbocharged engine features a high-pressure direct injection system, advanced engine cooling and an integrated exhaust manifold for cleaner emissions and efficient packaging
This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe, and will be available with a choice of two power outputs - 100PS and 172 Nm torque and a 120PS and the same torque.
The 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine has also been upgraded. A new high-pressure injection system and continuously-controlled variable oil pump reduce friction losses in the engine, with the lower powered 110PS version available in the standard Cee’d and new GT Line ranges.
CO2 emissions fall to 102 g/km, or just 94 g/km when fitted with Kia ISG (Idle Stop/Go).
Available with both the enhanced Cee’d range and the new GT Line variant, the higher powered 1.6 CRDi engine now produces 136PS (up from 128PS), and 285Nm torque (improved from 265Nm).
The Kia Cee’d will continue to be offered with the 128PS 1.6-litre GDI and 100PS 1.4-litre MPI (multi-point injection) petrol engines, as well as the 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine, all of which now also meet the Euro 6 emissions standard.
The Cee’d is now available with an optional ‘speed limit information function’ (SLIF), which uses a camera to identify speed limit signs and display them beside the speedometer and on the navigation screen.
Blind spot detection (BSD) and ‘rear cross traffic alert’ (RCTA) are also available as options, using sensors to monitor the side and rear of the Cee’d for other vehicles in the driver’s blind spots and give the driver a visual or audible alert.
The smart parking assist system (SPAS), has been improved, depending on market.
It uses side-mounted sensors and front and rear parking sensors, as well as the electric power steering system, to identify a suitable parking space and automatically steer the car into the space.
The upgraded Cee’d also features Kia’s latest audio-visual navigation system in a seven inch central fascia display. The system also supports the addition of DAB digital radio.
A new addition to the upgraded model is a new navigation system with Kia’s Connected Services, a package offering a wide range of up-to-date, driver-oriented information.
Powered by TomTom, the new connectivity features include live traffic updates, speed camera alerts, local search and weather forecasts. Providing useful real-time information,
On sale date
The upgraded Kia cee’d will be available from dealers across Europe from this month in the UK.