The model was introduced to the global market in 2006 that supersedes the Kia Spectra. It was constructed in several body styles that include a hatchback with three and five doors with the name, Pro Ceed, and an Estate body style with five doors with the name, Ceed SW. Furthermore, Ceed is the first car of Kia to be introduced exclusively for the European market. During its survival, the model has come across two generations. The automaker has plans to release the third generation Ceed for the model year 2018 with the name 2018 Kia Ceed. It is expected that this five-door model will be unveiled at the 2017 Auto Show in Frankfurt or at the 2018 Auto Show to be held in Geneva.
2018 Kia Ceed Changes
Although Kia has not yet confirmed the external design of the new 2018 Kia Ceed, reliable company resources suggest that it will be more or less similar to the 2017 model Hyundai i30. However, buyers can expect their new model Ceed with the same tiger-snout grille in the front, more athletic bumper in the front, and a restyled tailgate. All the lights will be designed with the LED technology, and this time, the headlamps will be sharper than those of the earlier models. This will make the new vehicle appear unique in every angle. It also comes with a panoramic sunroof as standard.
It is also expected that there may be some updates in the wheels and the tires of the vehicle to make it appear more aggressive and modern. As a result, it is expected to be offered with a set of 16-inch steel wheels.
Kia Ceed 2018 Interior
The 2018 Ceed will be designed with a driver-focused cabin, which will be equipped with more driver assist features when compared to those of earlier model. The instrument cluster should be designed by keeping the convenience of the driver in mind. As a result, all easy-to-use controls are installed within the reach of the driver. The temperate shine of the ambient lights, together with several caring details offer a premium ambiance inside the cabin.
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Some of the convenience 2018 Kia Ceed features available should include:
Security rear alert system with four back sensors.
Automatic glow control.
Tire pressure monitoring system.
Rear cross traffic warning.
Blind spot discovery.
Lane departure alert system.
Smart parking support system.
Additionally, the all the seats should be upholstered in premium leather or cloth to off the cabin, a luxurious look and to passengers a comfortable ride. All seats will also be provided with headrest and the driver seat will be offered with lumbar support and headrest.
The new model comes with a roomy cabin that offers its backseat adults the sufficient head space and leg space to make their ride a comfortable one. It comes with a boot space of 528 liter, which is better when compared to that of Ford Focus Estate, but lesser than that of the Skoda Octavia Estate. It can be increased to maximum capacity 1642 liters when the seats at the back are folded.
The 2018 Kia Ceed is expected to be equipped with the same naturally aspirated engine with the capacity of 1.4 liters, found in the i30. This will offer the vehicle the essential power and twist of 98 horsepower and 99 lbs per foot respectively.
The next optional power unit will be a three-cylinder motor with the capacity of 1.0 liters, which will offer the vehicle the essential power and twist of 118 horsepower and 125 lbs per foot respectively.
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The third power unit that is going to operate the new vehicle is expected to be a four-cylinder mill with the capacity of 1.4 liters to offer the power and twist of 138 horsepower and 179 lbs per foot respectively.
Buyers who want their new Kia Ceed 2018 with a diesel unit can opt for the vehicle that comes equipped with a diesel engine with the capacity of 1.6 liters.
The entire power will be transmitted to the front wheels of the vehicle through a standard six-velocity manual gearbox. Buyers who would like to buy the vehicle with an automatic gearbox, they can get the new Ceed that comes equipped with a seven-velocity automatic double-clutch transmission system by paying the additional cost.
Date of release and base price
The 2018 Kia Ceed will be available for sale only after unveiling it at the Frankfurt and Geneva auto shows. Therefore, buyers can buy their preferred 2018 model Ceed only after the first quarter of 2018. The base price of the new Ceed is expected to be announced in any one of the auto shows.
2018 Kia Ceed spy photos