Kia Cee'd Facelift: Info And Official Images With the New Korean Compact Model
|   Friday, July 10, 2015
Kia cee`d gets a facelift but remains consistent in terms of technology. The second generation of the Korean compact, Kia cee`d, launched in 2012, passed through a restyling that aims to preserve competitiveness in one of the most disputed segment on the automotive market.

From an aesthetic point of view, novelties brought by cee'd are limited to new models of alloy wheels with diameters of 16 and 17 inches, a more massive front spoiler, which has chrome trim around the fog lamps, plus a spoiler and redesigned rear optical blocks.


The interior has been revised having received new chrome accents in the board instruments area and air vents. The center console is now covered by a glossy black plastic and stainless steel inserts appeared on the door handles and gear selector.

Kia promises a lower level of noise and vibration inside, thanks to an additional layer of soundproofing materials, in particular for diesel versions, where the focus was the antiphonary engine block and oil pan.

More consistent are the technical changes. First, Kia cee`d gets a new turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder direct injection gasoline fueled engine, called ecoTurbo, which is available in two power levels, 100 hp or 120 hp. Both versions develop the same amount of torque, amounting to 172 Nm. The petrol engine range is complemented by a 1.6-liter unit with 128 hp, plus one displacing 1.4 liters and 100 hp.

With regards to the offer of diesel engines, cee`d will continue to provide the 1.6-liter diesel engine available in two power versions. At the bottom end, we will find the 110 hp option, while those who want a more dynamic car will be offered a version with 136 hp and torque of 285 Nm (8 hp and 20 Nm more than before the facelift).

Another premiere introduced by the cee`d facelift is a double clutch transmission with seven gears, which promises a much improved energy efficiency. Coupled to the 136 hp diesel engine, it promises to provide a level of carbon emissions of 109 g/km. The remaining engine range will have a manual gearbox with six reports, and the 1.6 GDI engine is available with a dual clutch transmission and six reports.

The top version of the cee`d GT will receive the same novelties on the outside. Also new is the electronic amplification of the sound engine through the contribution of audio system, which will become active at pressing the GT Mode button.

The 1.6-liter petrol engine, currently on this version, develops 204 hp and 265 Nm of torque and promises to provide a better acceleration response thanks to a new turbochargers. Time to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h is reduced by 0.1 seconds compared to the pre-facelift model, and is now standing at 7.6 seconds.

The new cee'd comes equipped (optionally) with all kinds of amenities that enhance safety, from the blind spot assistant to the cameras that recognize road signs or automatic parking assistant. Towards the end of the year the Kia Connected Services will become available which provides in real time information about weather, traffic or police radars.
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