Now in the new generation, the 2020 Kia Ceed – designed, developed, engineered and built in Europe – strengthens Kia’s presence in the European.
For Kia, there is not an impregnable fortress. Even when it attacks to the famous segment C gathering with the Golf, the 308 and the Astra, a whopping three ‘car of the year’, but also a few best-sellers, including the Focus and the Megane, the Korean manufacturer does not drop the arms. In strategist, to conquer our old Continent and stick to our expectations, Kia has implemented, as early as 2003 and in partnership with Hyundai, engineering companies in Frankfurt, and then, in 2006, a factory in Slovakia where the Ceed, cornerstone occurred of the European offensive.
2020 Kia Ceed Redesign & Updates
After the first two generations to the lukewarm profile, Kia launched the third installment of his compact much more palatable. Group synergy requires, similarities exist with the i30 Hyundai appeared last year. This is true in general appearance, but also in the characteristics, using the same platform and many mechanical elements, including powertrains and transmissions. Apart from that, after a separate development, each trace his route, with its own personality.
According to the positioning of Kia, the Ceed endorses an image more toned that endorse its lines of sportsmanship and a few winks to the very racy Stinger 4-door coupe. The compact does not lose to the sense of reality, with a strong family orientation. While lowering a few millimeters, to refine the silhouette, but retaining the same wheelbase and without stretching in length (4.31 m), the 2020 Kia Ceed takes his ease in width (1,80 m) and is more spacious. The main beneficiaries are the occupants of the rear seats. The trunk also draw on the operation, estimated at 395 litres, it is now among the most welcoming of the segment.
More significant, but also more noticeable, is the desire to please in landscaping. The Ceed turns his back on the austerity of previous generations and the material foamed over the dashboard shows the progress in implementing. This perceived quality is confirmed by retail, particularly in assemblies, and stay on board turns out nice. Damage however that cylindrical counters don’t have no more inspired its designers; they are faithful in spirit to the model, but their appearance, as their needles, are dated.
Today, the battle is also winning in terms of connectivity and the infotainment, the Nice screen overlooking the imposing central console is tactile and very responsive. It’s on the front of the equipment the Excol account make the difference with the competition. Generous by nature, she always stood by with abundant endowments billed at the best rate. This third generation is no exception to the rule and ventured out even on the ground very for autonomy. The Ceed is, indeed, able to dispense with the driver in traffic, stop and restart including, up to 130 km/h; What does not need to be vigilant. This faculty to emancipate requires the deployment of multiple driving AIDS, an important asset in terms of security. When she leaves lead, the Ceed is not a bad student. European impregnation is certain. The presence of a Multilink rear axle and shock absorbers to gas, as well as their calibrations, attest to the willing the ess to shine in behavior. The result is not exempt of firmness, but the comfort is preserved. This is auspicious to meet the target.
2020 Kia Ceed Engine Specs
In the engine Department, the Ceed keeps to the catalog a 1.6 CRDi in 115 and 136 HP, but diesels no longer in the odour of sanctity on the segment, the main novelty in the form of a gas block supercharged. Available from 21 990 euros, this 4-cylinder 1.4 T – GDi, its turbo, and its 140 HP highlight the good provisions of the Ceed and approval is with the use of the dual-clutch seven-speed DCT box. Consumption in this configuration side and without forcing the pace, we found a little less 8.0 l / 100 km; the Ceed could do better. In the forecast, marketed from 20 990 euros and barely more efficient, the already known 3-cylinder 1.0 T – GDi 120 HP will represent the bulk of sales. Finally, for the rest of the program, “light” hybridization promises to also in the cards for the future.
The 2020 Kia Ceed is already, proposed for sale in 5-door sedan 3 doors having not survived the change of generation. As its declination on break, she involved not in dealerships in September. For a surcharge of a thousand euros, this SW version, stretched 4,60 m, will provide an impressive bunker; measured to 625 liters, only the 308 SW is better. Other surprises await us. Thus, and more executions GT Line always very popular, raised the curtain of the next global auto, beginning of October, we will discover a shooting brake (estate of hunting) Variant, as spectacular promise.
Our verdict about 2020 Kia Ceed
Aware of its shortcomings, by fully reviewing its copy, the 2020 Kia Ceed has made undeniable progress. With this new generation, in terms of behavior and enjoyment, here it is now closer to the references of the market, but not to match the dynamics of a 308 or the finishing of a golf course. Very smartly, the most European of Korean women so decided to outflank them by a profusion of equipment, up to propose an autonomous driving of level 2. More than this technological performance, by comparing allocations, it is the attractiveness of the rates that makes it relevant, especially when in addition the unstoppable argument of a warranty 7 years.
2020 Kia Ceed Specs
- Engine size: 1 353 cm3
- Type: 4-cylinder turbo petrol
- Power: 140 HP at 6,000 rpm
- Couple 242 Nm from 1,500 to 3,200 RPM
- Transmission: Traction, box Auto 7 reports
- Dimensions (L/w/h): 4 310 / 1 800/1 447 mm
- Chest: 395 dm
- Weight: 1 270 kg
- 0-100 mph: 9.2 s
- Speed: 206 km/h
- Drinks joint EU: 5.7 l / 100 km
- Emissions CO2: 127 g/km
- Price: 25 590 euros