Test Kia cee’d 1.6 CRDi 136 HP DCT, the perfect balance


The engine 1.6 CRDi 136 CV offers a good response and a quiet operation

Kia cee’d 2016 refresh your appearance through a facelift. The renewed compact Korean also updates their lines of equipment: Concept, Drive, Tech, and GT Line, are the four finishes that are available. Versions GT-Line are new and are based on the Pro_cee’d GT 204 HP to offer an aesthetic, a lot more attractive and sporty. This finish is available in all the bodies of the cee’d (Pro_cee’d, 5 door and Sportswagon).

During his presentation we had the opportunity to perform a test of the petrol engines of the cee’d 2016. That is to say, the new three-cylinder 1.0 T-GDi of 100 and 120 HP, along with the already known 1.4 CVVT 100 HP. We have had the opportunity of making a new test drive and on this occasion we opted for a unit with the engine turbo 1.6 CRDi finishing with the Tech, which is perhaps the most balanced of the range, the new change automatic DCT.

After the facelift, this diesel engine of four cylinders and 1.6 liters has received a new injection system high-pressure oil pump of variable flow in addition to increase your power of 128 HP at the 136 CV. Like the rest of the propellers of the range for the compact Kia, meets the emission standard Euro 6.

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In general, the cee’d CRDi is shown as a car comfortable. The suspension offers a good compromise between stability and comfort, just feel vibrations in the interior and the engine has a very quiet operation although yes that comes in the passenger compartment, with more sharpness noise aerodynamic and rolling. The seats have a plush, firm, maybe too much, but it depends of tastes.

The mechanical diesel is very refined and can hardly be heard in the cabin thanks to the use of absorbent material of the noise used in the cylinder block, the oil filter and the particle filter. It has also been used to a dash of double foam and other insulating materials of the additional noise in the ventilation system and in the carpet.

this sense of pleasure in driving also contributes to the change automatic DCT dual-clutch seven-speed. It is a transmission developed by the Hyundai group-Kia and that is also used by the Hyundai i30, a model that the cee’d shares some of the features.


The modern automatic change of double clutch is the ideal complement for those who seek maximum comfort

With this box the steps between gears are almost imperceptible and not fast enough even practicing a driving cheerful. The changes can also be made in a sequential manner through the lever or by a cam that rotate in solidarity with the steering wheel. It is, in short, a transmission is very smooth and recommended that it will gradually be extended to other models of Kia like the new Sportage and Optima.

The case of a double clutch is exclusive to the 1.6 engine CRDi 136 HP and can only be associated optionally to the two levels of equipment more comprehensive-Tech and a GT Line-up. Equal equipment the change DCT has a surcharge of € 1,600 with respect to the change handbook six-speed.

The engine offers a linear response and progressive. Has good drive from low rpm thanks to the 300 Nm of torque available from only 1,750 rpm. In the version with manual transmission will have less torque (280 Nm), but it reaches its peak to less spin (1500 rpm).

is Not the only difference in performance of the 1.6 CRDi 136 according to their transmission. The box DCT also makes the cee’d is slower in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, which is encrypted in 10,6 seconds (0.4 seconds more than the manual) and that the use of combined media is greater the standardization of 4.4 l/100 km (0.4 l/100 km more than the manual).

In any case, the cee’d turbo with shift dual-clutch seems to keep consumption is quite reasonable. During our test, following the path of the organization -and therefore outside of our usual trips – we have been able to see that rolling with peace of mind the consumption has remained at about 5 l/100 km

The behavior on the road is levelled and twisty is quite agile, helped by the new system of vectoring torque that tries to keep the understeer by applying some of the brakes on the wheel inside of the curve. Even so, the cee’d 1.6 CRDi is not a car that invites to practice a sport driving mainly because the electric power steering transmits little feedback the driver. Yes, your level of assistance is adjustable in three levels.


This version is displayed as a purchase practical and intelligent


The version that we tested, the cee’d 5p 1.6 CRDi 136 HP DCT Tech is a success and, probably, the most interesting of the range. We have the diesel engine more powerful, the nice gearbox of double clutch and a finish that is very complete. The system of TomTom navigation is standard in this finish Tech and Kia provides free upgrades for 5 years.

The best thing is that this version is not missing anything that is relevant is that is on sale for 18.743 euros, a price which may be lowered at 750 euros, in the case of a benefit from the Plan PIVE. The price range of the Kia cee’d allow you to come up with a relationship price-excellent product, which in addition must be added the seven-year warranty that the brand offers Korean.