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 automotive brands in Europe.
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.
All model variants come with a high level of standard trim. The TX features Bluetooth, Audio Remote controls, air-con, trip computer, electric mirrors and six speed transmission. The EX ( the most popular choice for customer ) also includes16” Alloys, Cruise Control, flex steering system, all round electric windows, front fogs, LED lights front and rear, leather covered steering wheel an rear parking sensors .
The Platinum model adds a host of other features including 17” Alloys, leather upholstery with heated front seats and driver seat memory, Smart Park Assist, Panoramic Sunroof, Navigation System, heated leather steering wheel, privacy glass, smart key entry and rain sensor front wipers.
Safety as usual is a priority and the car has been built to achieve a 5 Star NCAP rating. Standard on all models are ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), BAS (emergency Brake Assist System), HAC (Hill Assist Control) to prevent roll-back, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ESS (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 in the hood and its hinges.
The three engines on offer on the Irish Market are the 1.4 petrol, 1.4D and 1.6 D .The 1.4 petrol @ 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.