The Kia Ceed goes through the restyling box. The facelift is above all aesthetic with the appearance of the brand’s new logo on the body. The engines remain unchanged or almost.
The Kia Ceed leads a rather discreet career within France . However, it nevertheless has a very complete range with no less than 4 different bodies : a 5-door sedan, a “classic” SW station wagon, a Proceed hunting station wagon as well as the XCeed crossover. For the first six months of 2021, a total of 3,850 units were sold, which is relatively few for all models.
For this month of July, it is therefore the three versions SW, Proceed and XCeed which will therefore go through the restyling box.
A visual restyling that stands out
What is striking from the outset is obviously the appearance of the new Kia logo on the body, which was inaugurated by the EV6 crossover a few months earlier, in April.
The radiator grille now features a much wider design, supported by chrome elements that can be seen in the upper and lower air intakes. On the GT Line and GT Sport versions , which are still available, the side air intakes at the wheel arches are larger. At the rear, the GT versions are distinguished from the standard models by a glossy black diffuser with chrome trim.
The interior revamp is understated: Customers can choose from eight different seat covers, while the GT and GT Line feature black suede upholstery and contrasting stitching. We find the 12.3 ? digital instrumentation combo as well as a 10.25 ? central touch screen. Connectivity improves with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which now work wirelessly.
The range of engines remains the same, or almost
The engine range of the Kia Ceed Facelift remains unchanged: despite the model update, the five-door version is still not available as a hybrid version. This engine is reserved for the SW station wagon. The range still includes four turbo petrol engines and a diesel combined with light hybridization. The entry-level engines are the 1.0 T-GDI three-cylinder with 100 or 120 hp. The 160 hp 1.5 T-GDI and the GT version with a 204 hp 1.6 T-GDI are positioned just above. The diesel version is the 136bhp 1.6-liter four-cylinder and the 48-volt mild hybrid system now features a smart manual gearbox with electronically controlled clutch.
The Kia Ceed Facelift will hit production lines from August 2021, for a market launch early in the fourth quarter of 2021.