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Brand New Kia Ceed 1.5T GDi ISG GT-Line 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation including telematics4.2" supervision colour cluster display
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice controlBluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Cruise control + speed limiterDriver attention warning
Emergency stop signalling systemForward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian
Kia connected services featuring TomTom liveLane keep assist
Motor driven power steeringOutside temperature gauge
Rear parking sensorReversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Service interval indicatorTrip computer

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Entertainment

6 speaker audio systemDAB Radio with MP3
Illuminated USB & aux portsSteering wheel mounted controls
USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media DeviceUSB Fast Charger in Front Centre Console

Exterior Features

Air intake with black accent lower lipAll-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour exterior door handlesBody coloured rear spoiler with high gloss black trim
Chrome window surroundElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED Indicators and Kerbside Lights
Front fog lightsFront wiper de-icer
Heated rear window with timerHigh beam assist
High Gloss Black and Satin Chrome Radiator GrilleHigh gloss black door mirrors
High gloss black side sill mouldingsIlluminated front door handles
LED daytime running lightsLED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear fog lightLED rear lights
Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)Projection headlights
Rain sensing front wipersRear bumper with dual exhaust
Rear wash/wipeTinted glass
Wide view drivers door mirrorWindscreen Washer Level Warning

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 x passenger assist grips
60/40 split folding rear seatAll-round height adjustable headrests
Aluminium pedalsBlack headlining
Centre console storage box/armrestCloth/faux leather upholstery
Cupholders in centre consoleCupholders in rear armrest
Dash illumination dimmer switchDriver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar supportDriver's seat height adjuster
Dual Height Luggage Area FloorDual zone automatic air conditioning
Faux leather door trimFront and rear door storage
Front map light with sunglasses caseFront Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
Front seatback pocketsGear shift indicator
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Interior door lock/unlock functionISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather D-Cut steering wheel with grey stitchingLeather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gearshiftLuggage area light
Luggage area parcel shelfLuggage hooks
Rear centre armrestRear coat hooks
Satin chrome interior door handlesTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Passive Safety

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual front side airbagsDual horn
Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlockingRear door child safety locks
Seatbelt reminder warningTraction control
Twin Curtain AirbagsTwin front airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm systemEngine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry SystemLocking wheel nuts
Speed sensitive auto door locking 

Trim

Black high gloss front console tray garnish & door trimSatin Chrome Fascia Trim

Wheels

17" GT-Line alloy wheelsTyre mobility kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb129

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1482Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power158
Coin DescriptionGDiCoin SeriesGT-Line
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %88NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %52
NCAP Safety Assist %68Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

Engine Power - BHP158Engine Power - KW118
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT187
Engine Torque - MKG25.8Engine Torque - NM253
Engine Torque - RPM1500 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1442Length4325
Wheelbase2650Width1800

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1291
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)395Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Ceed

Kia has added a bit of extra polish to its third generation Ceed family hatch. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

This improved version of Kia's third generation Ceed has further sharpened its proposition in the Focus-class family hatchback segment, with smarter looks, extra technology and stronger standards of safety equipment. As before, value continues as a strong suit and there's an industry-leading warranty. Potentially then, there's a lot to like here.

Background

If you want to better appreciate just why Kia is one of the world's fastest growing automotive brands, you've only to look at this car, the Ceed family hatchback. The Slovakian factory that builds it only opened its doors in 2006 yet already, way over a million Ceed models have been built. Automotive historians will look back at the original version of this car (then badged 'cee'd') as a landmark design, the first to take on the European and Japanese market leaders on their own terms in the volume Focus and Golf-dominated Family Hatchback sector. Built in the heart of Europe, it was targeted at the heart of the European motor industry, hence the unusual name, a combination of the French abbreviation for European Community (CE) and this car's project title (ED). It shamed the established players by matching their quality while massively undercutting their prices and offering an astonishingly long 7-year warranty. But times change - and so do market segments. So in 2018, Kia re-designed this MK3 'CD'-series model with a more athletic look and added more efficient engines and extra technology. Then enhanced the whole package three years on, creating the car we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

A few things are new beneath the bonnet. For the petrol line-up, the previous 1.4 T-GDi unit is replaced by a cleaner 1.5 T-GDi engine offering a bit more power (158bhp) and paired to either 6-speed manual transmission or a '7DCT' dual-clutch auto. The 1.6-litre CRDi diesel got Kia's 48V mild hybrid tech towards the end of the pre-facelift MK3 model's production run and now Kia has paired this 134bhp unit with their latest 'iMT' manual transmission. This 'clutch-by-wire' system contributes to the MHEV system's enhanced fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions while retaining the driver engagement of a conventional manual gearbox. A '7DCT' auto is again optional. As before, most sales will be of the 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol three cylinder powerplant, with its manual gearbox and 118bhp output. While at the top of the range, a 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol turbo continues in the GT versions. Not too much has changed dynamically, but not too much needed to, Kia having benchmarked the family hatch class leaders when this MK3 Ceed was first introduced back in 2018. As before, its fully-independent suspension system is much more sophisticated than the cruder torsion beam arrangement you get on cheaper Golf and Focus models and aims to provide drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by carefully chosen spring and damper rates and quite a fast steering rack. The ride has been developed on Europe's wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds. Some of this tuning happened in the UK to ensure the Ceed performs well on our unique roads.

Design and Build

As before, there's a choice of five-door hatchback, Sportswagon estate and ProCeed shooting brake body styles. Facelifts are usually about a bit of a nip and tuck, but this one sees a completely redesigned front end, with smarter headlamps flanking a 'tiger nose' front grille upgraded to a black gloss finish with satin chrome highlights. Even more overt are the two large side air intakes shooting through the front bumper, creating a sportier look. At the rear, the surface between the LED combi lamps has been smoothed out to accommodate the company's latest brand emblem. And a glossy black diffuser has been added to the sportier rear bumper. It's all a bit more up-market inside too, Kia having worked on the interior decor, introducing sophisticated soothing colours and more tactile materials. Plusher grades get a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with high-resolution graphics. And a frameless 10.25-inch centrally mounted display with infotainment, navigation and telematics connectivity features. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver's seat for ease of use on the move. In the rear, there's decent shoulder room for rear passengers by class standards. And out back in the standard hatch, there's a reasonable 395-litre boot. It's 594-litre for the ProCeed shooting brake and 625-litres for the Sportswagon estate.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to sit in much the same £20,000 to £30,000 bracket as the earlier version of this third generation model, with most buyers choosing either the five-door hatchback body shape or the alternative Sportswagon estate. Expect the usual '2', '3', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S' trim levels. The stylised ProCeed shooting brake estate is priced from around £25,000. Whichever Ceed you choose, you'd expect to find it decently equipped - it is - but the key change with this update lies with the availability of even more 'ADAS' ('Advanced Driver Assist') systems, Kia having updated its 'Driver Attention Warning' and 'Blind-spot Warning' systems. In addition to the car's seven standard airbags, included safety kit runs to High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision Warning autonomous braking with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Connectivity's taken a step forward too - not only with the larger cabin screens (up to 12.3-inches for the instrument cluster and up to 10.25-inches for the centre stack monitor) but also with telematics. The brand now offers its 'Kia Connect' smartphone app which allows customers to connect remotely with their cars. A new 'User Profile Transfer' feature enables users to back up their in-vehicle Kia Connect preferences via the cloud and transfer settings from one vehicle to the next.

Cost of Ownership

The latest Smartstream engine technology in use here incorporates Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) to optimise performance. CVVD also serves to improve fuel efficiency alongside a Low-Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LP-EGR) system, which returns some of the hot gases produced by the engine to the combustion chamber to reduce pumping losses and improve fuel economy. So much for the tech; what about the WLTP results? Well, the latest 1.5 T-GDi petrol engine manages up to 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 129g/km - in manual form. The base 1.0 T-GDi three cylinder petrol powerplant improves that to 51.4mpg and 126g/km. For the 1.6-litre CRDi MHEV diesel, it's up to 62.8mpg and 120g/km. The top 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine used in the GT hot hatch manages 41.5mpg and 153g/km. As usual with Kia, there's a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty which, since it can be passed from owner to owner, should help the impressively strong residual values. You might want to note that roadside assistance cover is limited to one year, but you do get a long 12 year bodywork warranty. Maintenance costs can be kept down by opting for Kia's 'Care-3' or 'Care-3 Plus' servicing packages, which offer a fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing plan for the first three or five years, something which can also be passed on to subsequent owners.

Summary

There will still be people of course, who'll blindly buy a Focus, a Golf or some other family hatchback from a conventional mainstream brand without considering its Korean alternative. But these will largely be uninformed folk yet to fully cotton on to the way that products in this segment have changed. Thanks to the continuing success of this Ceed model line, there are fewer and fewer customers of this kind around. Of course, shortlist selection isn't the same as a sale. There are family hatch folk who'll want more powerful engines or more dynamic handling than this car can offer. But, I'd suggest, many more will enjoy this Kia's sharp looks, impressive quality, strong safety standards and low running costs. True, the asking prices may be a little higher than you might expect from a South Korean brand, but don't judge them until you've tried the product, a confident design from a very confident brand. We think you might like it.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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