Test the new Kia cee’d, betting on the efficiency and the technology

The Kia cee’d has received a facelift to adopt some touch-ups and increase its appeal. Both the three-door body (Pro_cee’d), the five-door and the family (cee’d SW) to benefit from the developments that come on an aesthetic level, mechanical and equipment. Is on sale from 17.600 euros.

The compact Korean is one of the pillars of the range of Kia and the first model that was thought up by and for the european market: its design is the work of the Centre of Style that the brand has in the Frankfurt and its production takes place in Slovakia. From the beginning of production in 2006 have already been commercialized more than a million units in the whole of Europe.

In the recent unveiling of the Kia cee’d 2016 we had the opportunity to drive the petrol versions. Among them, it highlighted the new gasoline engine 1.0 T-GDi, a small block supercharged, three-cylinder and just 1.0 litres of displacement, which proved that the efficiency is not at odds with the performance. This mechanism is unprecedented, it is offered in two power levels: 100 and 120 HP.


Now we had a second approach to the cee’d, in which I have been able to get behind the wheel of the version with the diesel engine more powerful, the 1.6 CRDi which now reaches 136 HP. This motor stands out for its good balance between performance and consumption, is presented as one of the most interesting options of the range. To increase its attractiveness, in addition to the manual switch it is also possible to choose a new automatic transmission DCT.

The change DCT lowers the consumption up to 7%

this Is a automatic gearbox of double clutch and seven speeds that stands out for its smoothness of use. The gear changes are virtually imperceptible and can be done, if you wish, in a sequential manner by means of the lever itself or with a cam located upon the rim of the steering wheel. It is a great choice for those who seek a plus of comfort.


This unit had a great visual appeal to equip the new finish > Line, inspired in the version of the high-performance GT with 204 HP, and which can be furnished in any of the three bodies of the Korean model. This package provides bumper, sports side skirts, dual exhaust chrome, wheels of exclusive design, upholstery specific, a new leather steering wheel, bottom bracket, aluminum, a kit of interior lighting and a sport suspension.

In regard to your equipment, the cee’d has a greater allocation of series and new technological options. Between them, Kia offers the new multimedia system with digital radio, Bluetooth and navigator with maps, TomTom and 3D maps, warning of radar and weather information and real-time traffic. All of this is handled in an intuitive way through a touch screen of seven inches.

is Not the only novelty of the cee’d 2016 in this section. Among other innovations it is also possible to enjoy of an information system of speed limits, an alert, rear cross traffic, lane-keeping assistants, and even a practical system of automatic parking. More safety and comfort in the day-to-day.