Kia has just presented restyling of one of its flagship models, the Kia Cee’d . The three bodies of the compact model received a slight facelift, which is accompanied by the introduction of new mechanical and equipment remain in force among the other competitors. July this month hit the market the first units of this restyling of Kia Cee’d.
Cosmetic changes are not very deep and front affecting new bumpers , more modern look and a chrome frame for fog lights. The fabric of the front grille receives a new design. Alloy wheels 16 and 17 are released “while in the rear we encounter a new bumper and LED pilots with a new light signature.
Inside the changes are even more discreet, with small chrome around the box watches, ventilation outlets, the shifter and handcuffs. The dashboard also opens piano black trim. Diesel are some improvements that are not seen with the addition of more insulation to reduce noise and vibration from the cockpit.
New engine turbo three-cylinder 1.0
The engine range is a party benefited most from the restyling. Now all meet the Euro 6 legislation and the family adds the new three-cylinder 1.0 turbo . This engine will be available with horses 100 and 120 and, in any case, 172 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. Engines 1.4 MPI and 1.6 GDI 100 atmospheric and 128 horses remain in the Cee’d range.
On the side of the diesel engine find 1.6 CRDi , which has been updated and is now more efficient. Will be offered with 110 and 136 horses power, the latter increases its power from 128 horses. As access to the diesel range will remain 1.4 CRDi 90 hp. The most powerful diesel will be the only engine that can be associated with new gearbox DCT dual-clutch seven relations which replaces a torque converter box, while the 1.6 GDI petrol will continue offering with six-speed.
Improvements in equipment
A level of equipment the Kia Cee’d has significant improvements, with new optional equipment. Now available systems traffic sign recognition blind spot warning, cross-traffic alert parking assistant (depending on market) and a new navigation system with touch screen 7 “with the new Kia Connected Services with traffic information, radar, weather and so on.
But the changes do not end there. A level of chassis Kia has introduced some minor improvements provided enhance comfort modifying some stops and gaskets. It has also been recalibrated power steering assist and has a built torque vectoring system braking the inside wheel of the corner to avoid understeer.
Sport GT versions
The Kia pro_cee’d GT is the first sports brand model
The Kia Cee’d GT sports versions (in Spain only pro_cee’d GT offers) receive a more modest changes, such as alloy wheels 18 “. Inside a new sports steering wheel with flattened bottom and aluminum start button it is adopted. There are also new chrome. Is introduced likewise a emphasizing sound generator engine noise in the cabin if you press the Mode button GT.
Mechanically, the 1.6 T-GDI receives new supercharger system optimizes the delivery of low-end torque. Keeps 204 hp and 265 Nm of torque but improves by 0.1 seconds 0-100, hitting 7.6 seconds. Also incorporated 320mm disc brakes front (before 300mm) to improve braking 100-0 km / h 36.4 35 meters. The torque vectoring and better soundproofing are also improvements applied to this model.
Source – Kia
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