The new Kia Cee’d will cost from £14,395 when it goes on sale in the UK in June and four engine variants will be offered
21 May 2012

The new Kia Cee’d will cost from £14,395 when it goes on sale in the UK in June.

Two petrol and two diesel engines are offered – a 98bhp 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol with 133bhp, an 89bhp 1.4-litre diesel and a 126bhp 1.6-litre oil-burner – and buyers can choose between five specification levels: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 4 Tech. 

Either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox will be fitted across the model range. 

Standard equipment on the new Kia Cee’d includes air conditioning, front electric windows and door mirrors, daytime running lights, a cooled glovebox and Bluetooth, iPod and USB connectivity. Hill start assist also makes the line-up.

Mid-spec ‘2’ cars cost from £16,395 and feature 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear centre armrest, all-round electric windows, cruise control with speed limiter and reversing sensors, while £18,995 ‘3’ models add tinted windows, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen sat-nav system and a reverse parking camera.

Cars carrying the ‘4’ badge cost from £20,595 and include 17-inch alloys, black leather front seats,  heated steering wheel, electronic parking brake, stop-start, while full-fat ‘4 Tech’ models add a panoramic sunroof, ‘Parallel Parking Assist System’ and Xenon adaptive front lights; prices start from £22,495.

Entry-level 1.4-litre petrol engine models achieve up to 47.1mpg with 139g/km CO2 emissions, while 1.6-litre cars achieve 52.3mpg and 124g/km CO2.

Cars fitted with Kia’s 1.4-litre diesel engine realise a claimed 68.9mpg and 109g/km CO2, with 1.6-litre CRDi cars achieving 76.3mpg and 97g/km CO2.

Our Verdict

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21 May 2012

If there is one thing I'd like to see less of on the Autocar website it's this sort of rehashed press release just to fill web space. Just my opinion, but dry facts (and dull ones at that) are hardly interesting reading.

21 May 2012

The front certainly looks more agressive than before. The back is typically bland as most other hatches. What KIA need in my opinion are engines to compete with VW's turbocharged direct injection engines, Fiat's MultiAir, etc.

21 May 2012

The interior looks nice though. Sort of Audi A4-ish.

Love the smell of a V8 in the morning.

21 May 2012

Ugh.....why does it post my signature to look as though it's part of my post?!?!?

Love the smell of a V8 in the morning.

21 May 2012

seems the bigger engines are also the cleanest, 1.6 petrol for only £95 road tax is pretty good, as is its 133 bhp

21 May 2012

It certainly looks alright in a,lets face it,bland class.Competitively priced and good engines too.

21 May 2012

Not sure why they feel they can charge the same as VW & Ford?

22 May 2012

"..Not sure why they feel they can charge the same as VW & Ford?

Those 7-years warranties don't come "free"

21 May 2012

It looks as though some interior designer got carried away with the number of buttons on the steering wheel.

AndyBatt

22 May 2012

The Kia isn't that bad at all!

Of all the new world brand they're certainly the ones who've made the biggest challenge to the establish Euro brands.   The only area that needs improvement with my mum's Venga is the engine isn't quite as smooth or efficient as it could be.   It's the 1.6 (needed the auto version) whereas the 1.4 seems to be a more modern and nippy engine when mated to a gear stick.

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