Kia’s European designers have evolved the interior and exterior styling of the current cee’d into an exciting new look, with the powertrain team developing a wider range of engines and transmissions.
The improvements include Kia’s all-new 100 and 120ps three-cylinder 1.0-litre ecoTurbo engine, as well as a range of new safety, comfort and convenience upgrades, including a seven-speed automatic on some top models.
The changes apply to every model in the cee’d range, which now incorporates the five-door cee’d hatchback, Sportswagon and three-door pro_cee’d.
The modifications applied to the cee’d range also include a range of visual and dynamic improvements to the high-powered cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models. Already among the best-looking cars in the C-segment ‘hot hatch’ segment, these changes will further strengthen the GT models’ appeal to buyers in this more emotive corner of the market.
The upgraded model will come with a new ‘GT Line’ specification, offering buyers the sporty looks and dynamics of the GT models and the versatility of the conventional cee’d model family. The GT Line specification is available on all three cee’d body types – five door cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon and three-door pro_cee’d.
The new range is due in UK this autumn when fuller specifications and prices will be given.
Exclusivity is guaranteed with the new Kia Sportage Axis Edition, a limited-run model of which only 1,200 will be made.
The Sportage ‘Axis Edition’ has been styled and equipped to provide retail and fleet customers with many of the features of a high-grade Sportage for a mid-range price, starting from just £20,995 on the road – on sale from 1 July.
Two sporty Chilli models have been added to the Kia Picanto range, which now features EU6-compliant engines.
In line with all Picanto Originals, the Chilli models offer a high specification for a mid-range price, sitting above the SR7 grade in the . The manual costs £11,495 on the road, while the automatic is £12,095, both are on sale from 1 July 2015. They sit above the SR7 models in the Picanto line-up.