2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon Review – Nice Interior, Good Performance – The Korean brand presents a new version of the ceed of its family sedan in Geneva. Made in Europe for Europe, this vehicle is distinguished by its carrying capacity.
After more than half a million copies produced since 2007 in its factory in Zilina, Slovakia, Kia launches a ceed version (SW, for “Station Wagon”) of its own, which is in its third generation. Everything, or almost, is new. His name first. It is simply written in the Cee’d (instead of the apostrophe), thus abandoning the quote that one never knew very well where to place. The builder explicitly explains his surname by saying that it is a vehicle “intended for the European Community, with a European Design”.
2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon Dimension
This 2020 Kia Ceed is based on a new platform (“K2”). It is longer than the previous model (4 600 mm, or more 95 mm). It is also wider 20 mm (1 800 mm) and also 20 mm lower (1 465 mm). Its wheelbase remains unchanged at 2 650 mm. The front overhang was shortened, always 20 mm (to 880 mm), but the rear overhang was lengthened by 115 mm (raised to 1 070mm). This new station has a load capacity of 600 liters (+ 72 liters, or + 14%), which is a remarkable volume for the category (“segment C”). In addition, its threshold has been lowered.
An optional “smart” tailgate opens automatically when it detects the vehicle key in the immediate vicinity of the trunk.
Driving Assistance in traffic jams
Kia has multiplied the tricks to make this vehicle as practical as possible. In addition to a “40/20/40” fractionable bench, the seats are folded by a simple lever placed inside the tailgate. Once folded, they form a perfectly flat floor. The latter conceals a locker to hide in the eyes of small objects. A bag hook prevents the races from rickety. An optional “smart” tailgate opens automatically when it detects the vehicle key in the immediate vicinity of the trunk. As an option, also a safety net can be placed between the cockpit and the trunk, which will prove useful to isolate, for example, a large dog from the passengers. In front of the sedan, the rear suspension was optimized to take into account the increased loading capacity.
The 2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon offers the same engines as the sedan. In essence, the customer will have the choice between a 1.4 liter 100 hp, a 1.6 liter 204 hp and a three-cylinder 1 liter 120 hp, plus a new 1.4 liter 140 hp block. In a diesel, a 1.6-litre group succeeds 1.7 liters and is still available in two same capacities: 115 and 136 hp. These mechanics are coupled to a 6-speed manual or double-clutch automatic gearboxes (except 204 hp). Note, an optional “ECO” pack, which offers, in addition to a low-tensile suspension, and Michelin tires, a flap of active air opening and closing according to the engine’s cooling needs, in order to improve aerodynamic efficiency and So fuel consumption.
2020 Kia Ceed SW Interior
The cockpit accommodates an “infotainment” system manipulated by a 5 or 7-inch touchscreen with respect to the audio system (optional JBL Premium version) and another 8-inch touchscreen for browsing and connected services. The “Jam assist Traffic” is also offered by the 2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon, a driving assistance in traffic jams that represents a level 2 autonomous driving technology, or “eyes on” driving (stop, restart, keeps track). It’s operational from 0 to 130 km/h.
The 2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon, with their fuselages much more elegant than those of the SUV, still retain loyal supporters. “The Ceed is particularly popular with European customers, and 2020 Kia Ceed Sportwagon is no exception to the rule. Since 2007, it has generated almost as many sales as the five-door sedan, notes Michael Cole, the patron of Kia Motors Europe.