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Kia CEED HATCHBACK 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]

Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
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Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]
Kia CEED 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr [Eco Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG52.30
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed118 mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP118
  • Torque127 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

Review

In this third generation guise, Kia's Ceed has further sharpened its proposition in the Focus-class family hatchback segment, with smart looks, extra technology and the option of clever 'level 2' camera safety technology. As before, value continues as a strong suit and there's an industry-leading warranty. Potentially then, there's a lot to like here.

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Kia has taken a further step forward in the family hatchback sector with the third generation Ceed. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version.

Background

If you want to better appreciate just why Kia is one of the world's fastest growing automotive brands, you've only to look at this car, the Ceed family hatchback. The Slovakian factory that builds it only opened its doors in 2006 yet already, well over a million cee'd models have been built. Automotive historians will look back at the original cee'd as a landmark design, the first to take on the European and Japanese market leaders on their own terms in the volume Focus and Golf-dominated Family Hatchback sector. Built in the heart of Europe, it was targeted at the heart of the European motor industry, hence the unusual 'cee'd' name, a combination of the French abbreviation for European Community (CE) and this car's project title (ED). It shamed the established players by matching their quality while massively undercutting their prices and offering an astonishingly long 7-year warranty. But times change - and so do market segments. So Kia has re-designed this car with a more athletic look and added more efficient engines and extra technology.

Driving Experience

You can't fault the way that Kia has gone about this. Clearly, someone in Seoul has looked at just what makes the best family hatchbacks great and gone to much trouble to try and emulate them. In fact, the latest fully-independent suspension system is much more sophisticated than the cruder torsion beam arrangement you get on mainstream Golf and Focus models and aims to provide drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by revised spring and damper rates and a faster steering rack. The ride has been developed on Europe's wide variety of road surfaces, remaining comfortable while giving drivers the confidence of tighter body control under cornering and stability at higher speeds. Some of this tuning happened in the UK to ensure the Ceed performs well on our unique roads. Under the bonnet, petrol options include an updated version of Kia's popular 1.0-litre T-Gdi engine, producing 118bhp, as well as a new 1.4-litre T-Gdi power unit. Replacing the earlier 1.6-litre GDI unit, the new 'Kappa' 1.4-litre T-Gdi powerplant produces 138bhp. In addition, this Ceed gets Kia's latest 'U3' diesel with 114bhp and 280Nm of torque. Every engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.4-litre T-Gdi and 1.6-litre CRDi engines are also available with Kia's seven-speed double-clutch transmission.

Design and Build

The look of this third generation Ceed is the work of Kia's styling chiefs Gregory Guillaume and Peter Schreyer and aims to carry forward the emotional appeal of recent brand models like the Stinger GT. It's constructed on Kia's latest 'K2' platform and is lower, wider and has a longer rear overhang than previous generation model, plus there's a 'cab-rearward' silhouette that's supposed to exhibit 'a more mature sense of athleticism'. Straight lines replace the rounded-off edges of the old generation Ceed, evolving the front of the car with a wider 'tiger-nose' grille and lower air intake, and precise, linear shapes framing its 'face'. Inside the cabin, the main recent change has been the adoption of a slightly larger 8-inch centre-dash media screen for standard models - which will be enlarged to 10.25-inches if you specify navigation. Top 'GT-Line S' variants get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster too. Otherwise, it's as before. There's decent headroom in the front row and a low-ish driving position. High-quality materials have been used throughout and surfaces are finished with metallic or satin chrome trim, with buyers able to choose from a range of cloth, synthetic leather or genuine leather upholstery. The dash is split into an upper area - for the 'floating' touchscreen infotainment system - and a lower area, housing controls for audio and heating and ventilation. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver's seat for ease of use on the move. Out back, there's a large 395-litre boot, as well as decent shoulder room for rear passengers.

Market and Model

Pricing sits in the £18,500 to £29,000 bracket for the five-door hatchback body shape - there's also an alternative Sportswagon estate variant. Whichever Ceed you choose, you'd expect to find it decently equipped - it is - but the key change this time round is the addition of much more safety technology. In addition to the car's seven standard airbags, included kit runs to High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision Warning autonomous braking with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Plus Kia's now moving into the realm of 'Level Two' autonomous driving technology. This MK3 Ceed is available with Lane Following Assist, which tracks vehicles in front of the vehicle in traffic, and identifies appropriate spaces in other lanes to move into safely to gain more ground in heavy congestion. It detects road markings to keep the Ceed in its lane on the motorway, and controls acceleration, braking and steering depending on the convoy of vehicles in front. Additional available technologies include Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Smart Parking Assist, and pedestrian recognition with haptic steering wheel warnings for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system.

Cost of Ownership

No car in this sector can afford to go to market with second-rate economy and emissions figures. So how does this one fare? The 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine delivers NEDC emissions rated at 115g/km. For the 1.4-litre T-GDi power unit, emissions are rated at 127g/km when fitted with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Manual models emit 131g/km. The big news with this third generation model is Kia's latest 'U3' diesel engine. Designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the latest Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard, this 1.6-litre CRDi (Common-Rail Direct injection) unit uses Selective Catalytic Reduction active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. Hence a reduction in particulate matter and Nox compared to earlier Kia diesel engines. And improved CO2 readings of course. With a six-speed manual transmission, the 114bhp version emits 100g/km of CO2. Models fitted with a dual-clutch transmission produce 108g/km. As usual, there's also Kia's lengthy 7-year warranty as part of the deal.

Summary

There will still be people of course, who'll blindly buy a Focus, a Golf or some other family hatchback from a conventional mainstream brand without considering its Korean alternative. But these will largely be uninformed folk yet to fully cotton on to the way that products in this segment have changed. Thanks to the continuing success of this Ceed model line, there are fewer and fewer customers of this kind around. Of course, shortlist selection isn't the same as a sale. There are family hatch folk who'll want more powerful engines or more dynamic handling than this car can offer. But, I'd suggest, many more will enjoy this Kia's sharp looks, impressive quality, strong safety standards and low running costs. True, the asking prices may be a little higher than you might expect from a South Korean brand, but don't judge them until you've tried the product, a confident design from a very confident brand. We think you might like it.

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Driver Convenience
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian
3.5" supervision cluster display
8" colour touchscreen audio display
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control
Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Cruise control + speed limiter
Driver attention warning
Emergency stop signalling system
Lane keep assist
Motor driven power steering
Outside temperature gauge
Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Service interval indicator
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Solid paint
All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function
Automatic headlights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour exterior door handles
Body coloured rear spoiler
Chrome window surround
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights
Front wiper de-icer
Heated rear window with timer
High beam assist
High gloss black radiator grille
LED daytime running lights
LED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear lights
Projection headlights with cornering lights
Rear wash/wipe
Tinted glass
Windscreen Washer Level Warning
Entertainment
6 speaker audio system
DAB Radio with MP3
Illuminated USB & aux ports
Steering wheel mounted controls
USB & AUX Ports for Connection of a Media Device
Interior Features
12V power socket in front console (x2)
3 x passenger assist grips
60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning
All-round height adjustable headrests
Centre console storage box/armrest
Cloth door trim
Cupholders in centre console
Cupholders in rear armrest
Dash illumination dimmer switch
Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder
Driver's seat height adjuster
Dual Height Luggage Area Floor
Front and rear door storage
Front map light with sunglasses case
Front seatback pockets
Gear shift indicator
Headlining in Light grey
Illuminated ignition key hole
Interior door lock/unlock function
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather handbrake
Leather steering wheel and gearshift
Luggage area light
Luggage area parcel shelf
Luggage hooks
Premium cloth upholstery
Rear centre armrest
Rear coat hooks
Silver Finish Interior Door Handle
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Safety
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual front side airbags
Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlocking
Rear door child safety locks
Seatbelt reminder warning
Traction control
Twin Curtain Airbags
Twin front airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system
Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central door locking with fold away key
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Technical
Intelligent Stop and Go
Trim
Silver fascia trim
Wheels
16" alloy wheels
Tyre mobility kit
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.121
CO2 (g/km) 115
HC 0.024
NOx 0.022
Particles 0.0005
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 125
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 55.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 64.2
EC Urban (mpg) 45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 46.3
WLTP - MPG - High 60.1
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 53.3
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 118
Coin Description GDi
Coin Series 2
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 8E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 88
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 52
NCAP Safety Assist % 68
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 7
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs) 10.7
Engine Power - BHP 118
Engine Power - KW 88
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 127
Engine Torque - MKG 17.5
Engine Torque - NM 172
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 118
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1447
Length 4310
Wheelbase 2650
Width 1800
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1291
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 395
Max. Loading Weight 503
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Minimum Kerbweight 1297
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £183.64 p/m £3.49 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £193.59 p/m £4.15 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £200.23 p/m £4.59 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £216.11 p/m £17.07 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £231.31 p/m £25.14 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £244.44 p/m £31.56 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £256.86 p/m £44.38 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £161.06 p/m £3.44 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £170.85 p/m £8.40 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £177.39 p/m £11.71 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £192.74 p/m £17.39 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £206.18 p/m £31.20 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £217.70 p/m £41.90 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £228.74 p/m £57.54 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £156.71 p/m £8.87 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £165.24 p/m £13.08 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £170.92 p/m £15.89 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £183.30 p/m £26.60 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £194.59 p/m £41.51 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £203.34 p/m £55.06 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £213.91 p/m £65.57 p/m
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* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Premium paint £580.00
Special paint £260.00
Packs
Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - Ceed 2/2 Nav £250.00
Paintwork
Premium paint - Dark penta metal £580.00
Premium paint - Fusion white £580.00
Premium paint - Infra red £580.00
Premium paint - Phantom black £580.00
Solid - Copper stone FOC
Special paint - Arctic White £260.00
Trim
Premium cloth - Black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated