New version of Kia’s top model goes on sale

First unveiled at this year’s Geneva Show the all new cee’d went on sale in Ireland in early May. The new cee’d model range will start the 5dr model in the coming weeks, the SW model will follow in September and the 3dr will arrive in January of next year.

First unveiled at this year’s Geneva Show the all new cee’d went on sale in Ireland in early May. The new cee’d model range will start the 5dr model in the coming weeks, the SW model will follow in September and the 3dr will arrive in January of next year.

More sophisticated, more efficient, more refined and with a more engaging driving experience than its predecessor, the new cee’d is expected to build on the success of the original model, further establishing Kia as one of the leading brands.

The model line for new cee’d in Ireland will comprise of three trim and engine choices. Trim levels comprise entry level TX, mid-level EX and top of the range Platinum. The TX will be available in 1.4 petrol and 1.4 D and 1.6 Diesel, the EX in 1.4 and 1.6 diesel whilst the top of the range model will available only with the higher powered diesel unit.

Standard features include Electronic Stability Programme; anti-lock braking system; emergency Brake Assist System; Hill Assist Control to prevent roll-back, Vehicle Stability Management and Emergency Stop Signal.

Each new cee’d is fitted with six airbags as standard - front, front side and full length curtain. Pedestrian safety is improved with the adoption of collapsible headlamps, a stiffer lower bumper lip, and shock-absorbing structures.

The three engines on offer are the 1.4 petrol, 1.4D and 1.6 D. The 1.4 petrol at 99hp has a CO2 of 139 and falls into Band B for road tax. The 89hp 1.4 diesel unit falls into the A Band (109 CO2) as does the 126 hp 1.6 diesel unit that returns a miserly 100 CO2 return.