Kia revealed the all-new Ceed hatch ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.28 million units have been built. The car also gets a new naming format and is now the Ceed instead of cee’d. The new Ceed is a modern looking hatch and is quite a large car (VW Golf size internationally) when you compare to hatchbacks in India.
On the insides the Ceed features a wide range of new technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for occupants. The ‘floating’ infotainment system is available as either a 5.0- or 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system, or 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system, with buyers able to specify a powerful JBL Premium sound system with Clari-Fi music restoration technology. Standard technologies include full Bluetooth smartphone integration, as well as automatic lights and keyless entry.
Powering the Ceed will be a range of engines which include a 1-litre and 1.4 litre petrol engines, the latter which will be available in two states of tunes. A 1.6 litre diesel will also be available which should be ideal if the car lands up on Indian shores. Kia had showcased its entire range of vehicles at the 2018 Auto Expo and we think they will bring in its entire portfolio in India which will include the new Ceed in 2019. Keep watching this space for more.