Now in its third generation, the all-new Kia Ceed comes with a range of powertrains, including the all-new Kia “U3” diesel engine.
Designed to go beyond the more stringent limits imposed by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, the new 1.6-liter CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) uses Active Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) significantly reduce emissions.
The new engine therefore produces less carbon dioxide, particulates and NOx than previous Kia diesel engines.
Available with a choice of output powers (115 and 136ps), the new 1.6-liter diesel engine produces 280 or 300 Nm of torque in its lower setting when paired with manual or dual-clutch transmissions (DCT).
The 136ps version of All-new Kia Ceed also produces 280 Nm when paired with a six-speed manual transmission, and 320 Nm with the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The new engine of All-new Kia Ceed emits less CO2 than others in the Ceed range. With a six-speed manual transmission, the 115 hp version emits only 101 g / km (combined, WLTP, reconverted into NEDC 2.0), or 99 g / km with the ECO Pack.
Models equipped with a dual-clutch transmission produce 105g / km for the low-power engine. Engine emissions at higher horsepower are as low as 106 g / km (104 g / km with Eco ECO) for manual models and 109 g / km with Kia’s dual-clutch transmission.
Petrol options include an updated version of Kia’s popular 1.0 liter T-GDI (Direct Fuel Turbocharger) engine. The engine produces 120ps and a torque of 172 Nm, with emissions of 125g / km, or 122g / km with the optional ECO pack (WLTP combined, converted back into NEDC 2.0). See “Technologies and Features” for more information on the ECO Pack.
A new 1.4-liter Kappa T-GDi powertrain replaces the previous 1.6-liter GDI engine and produces 140 ps, which is 4 percent more than its predecessor despite its lower engine capacity.
The engine turbocharger of All-new Kia Ceed provides a wider torque band than the previous 1.6-liter engine, making it more responsive to a wider range of driving conditions while reducing emissions. A torque of 242 Nm is available from 1,500 to 3,200 rpm, with combined emissions (on the WLTP cycle converted to NEDC 2.0) of 125 g / km with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Manual models emit 130g / km or 128g / km with the ECO Pack.
The two 1.0 and 1.4 liter T-GDi engines are equipped with a particulate filter to reduce exhaust emissions, allowing Ceed to go beyond the requirements of the Euro standard. 6d TEMP.
A 1.4-liter 1.4-liter MPi engine (multi-point injection) is also available, with a torque of 134 Nm. The 1.4-liter MPI emits 142g / km of carbon dioxide over the combined cycle (WLTP reconverted in NEDC 2.0), or 137g / km when equipped with the ECO Pack.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the new 1.4-liter T-GDi and 1.6-liter CRDi engines are available with Kia’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In 2019, Ceed will also be available with Kia’s new 48-volt “EcoDynamics +” light hybrid technology to further reduce CO2 emissions.
Powertrain “EcoDynamics +” completes the acceleration with the energy of a 48-volt battery, while a new Mild-Hybrid starter-alternator prolongs the engine downtime with a “Moving Stop &” function Start. ”
Emilio Herrera, Managing Director of Kia Motors Europe, said: “After more than a decade of sales, Kia Ceed continues to support the brand’s continued growth in Europe.
“Like its predecessors, the new model was designed and designed exclusively for European buyers, refined thanks to feedback from a growing customer base in Kia.”
He continued: “The new advanced technologies make the Ceed more comfortable, convenient to use and safe, while a range of new engines and a responsive driving and handling in Europe will make driving more enjoyable and enjoyable. Kia’s unique seven-year warranty offers customers an unparalleled guarantee of the quality of their new vehicle. ”
The Ceed five-door sedan and Ceed Sportswagon will be on sale in the UK on August 1, with prices starting at £ 18,295.
Built on Kia’s new K2 platform, the Ceed hatchback is 20mm wider (1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2.650mm, with the shortened front overhang of 20mm (at 880mm), and the extended rear overhang of 20mm (now 780mm).
Sharing dimensions almost identical to the five-door sedan, the Ceed Sportswagon has a longer loading area and a rear overhang.
Lying on the straight lines of the bodywork, and wearing a subtle tailgate fin, the Ceed Sportswagon associates its five-door hatchback sister to offer a sporty and stable aesthetic.
The rear overhang is extended by 115 mm (now 1,070 mm) compared to the outgoing model. With a total length of 4,600 mm – 95 mm more than its predecessor – the new model offers much more cargo space.
From the launch, the Ceed range will be available in a choice of 11 paint finishes. A selection of wheels and models is available, with buyers able to choose from 15-inch steel wheels, 16-inch steel or aluminum wheels, and 17-inch diamond-cut diamond alloy wheels.