Currently reading: 2022 Kia Ceed gets sharp new look and improved tech
Styling and safety tech updates introduced for Kia Ceed range, with sales to begin later this year
Joe Holding
4 mins read
14 July 2021

Kia has revealed pricing and specification details for the new, facelifted Ceed line-up, as orders open for the updated hatchback, Proceed shooting brake and Sportswagon estate models. 

The entry-level Ceed 2 hatchback kicks off the range from £20,105 and is equipped with 16in alloy wheels, electric and heated door mirrors, cruise control, an 8.0in infotainment system, reversing camera and lane assist. The 2 is also offered as a Sportwagon estate variant, with prices starting from £20,805.

The next-step Ceed Sportswagon 2 Nav starts from £24,045 and is offered with a larger, 10.25in touchscreen navigation system and UVO, Kia’s connected-car service.

The Ceed 3 specification introduces a more powerful, 158bhp 1.5-litre T-GDi petrol engine and a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 1.6-litre mild hybrid is also available with 134bhp for Sportswagon models. 

Prices start from £23,795 and rise to £27,410, with added equipment such as 17in alloy wheels, privacy glass, rain-sensing front wipers, automatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors and Drive Mode Select.  

Sporty GT-Line models feature bespoke styling changes, including 17in gloss black alloy wheels, black door mirrors and a D-cut leather steering wheel with grey stitching. Heating for the steering wheel and front seats is standard and the model gains aluminium pedals, paddle shifters and start-stop technology. Prices start from £24,625 and rise to £27,585.

The range-topping, shooting brake-styled Proceed is offered in three specification levels – GT-Line, GT-Line S and GT – with all variants offered with a turbocharged petrol engine.

Proceed GT-Line models are equipped with a 158bhp 1.5-litre T-GDi engine, with choice of manual or automatic transmissions and a starting price of £25,480. The model features 17in wheels, automatic wipers, cruise control, a 10.25in display, reversing camera, collision avoidance assist and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. 

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GT-Line S models are equipped with 18in alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, LED headlights, 10-way adjustable black leather and faux suede seats, heated rear seats, a smart tailgate, wireless phone charging and a premium eight-speaker JBL audio system. 

Capping off the Ceed range, the £30,280 Proceed GT is driven by a 1.6-litre T-GDi engine producing 201bhp, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. As well as all the equipment on the GT-Line model, the GT is fitted with 18in alloy wheels with red centre caps, a red insert on the front grille and rear diffuser, twin exhausts, red seat stitching and a digital ‘GT Performance’ instrument display.

The front has been heavily restyled, with the grille gaining a black gloss finish and satin chrome 'wings'. The headlight design has also been altered and GT-Line S and GT versions of the Proceed now carry daytime-running lights that also act as sequential indicators.

Meanwhile, the old Kia logo has been ditched in favour of the latest design, introduced earlier this year to mark a shift in the brand’s approach.

At the rear, the bumper has gained a glossy black diffuser, and GT-Line cars get a new tail-light made up of 48 honeycomb-shaped modules arranged into five rows, another example of several measures to make each trim level easier to distinguish. GT models have a variety of red accents for a sportier look.

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Two new exterior colours - Orange Fusion and Machined Bronze - replace the current model’s Copper Stone option. Three new alloy wheel designs bring the total available to six: additions include 16in alloys in silver and glossy black, 17in items on GT-Line cars and 18in alloys with red accents on GT cars.

The interior options list has had a similar refresh, with four new upholstery finishes. Higher-spec cars get a 12.3in digital instrument cluster and a 10.25in infotainment touchscreen, each with high-resolution graphics.

The most significant changes have been made to the Ceed’s suite of safety systems. The blindspot warning system can now steer away from a crash if it detects that a collision is imminent, and the rear cross-traffic alert system can now step in with emergency braking if required.

The driver awareness warning has been improved with a visual cue on the Ceed’s screen, alerting drivers when the car ahead has moved off from a set of lights, and a safe-exit warning system can alert users to approaching traffic when they open the door.

The engine line-up is unchanged, with the 1.5-litre T-GDi engine having replaced the old 1.4-litre unit earlier this year. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and produces 158bhp. The 1.6-litre diesel versions of the Ceed develop 134bhp and are mild hybrid only.


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catnip 14 July 2021

I'd noticed on the spec list for the Honda E that it alerted you if the car in front had moved off when in a queue, just like this now has. If you're remotely concentrating on your driving shouldn't that be something you'd notice?

FastRenaultFan 14 July 2021
Looks much better. It was already a good looking car but the previous model looked better but this has improved its looks again. No interior pics a pity. Sure I will find them on the other site.
xxxx 14 July 2021

If they are fake air inlets under the headlights they have to the biggest in class. Very forgettable.