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Kia Ceed 1.5T GDi ISG GT-Line 5dr DCT Petrol Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,749 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Rear wash/wipe, Traction control, Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming, Rear parking sensor, Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System, Outside temperature gauge, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

This improved version of Kia's third generation Ceed has further sharpened its proposition in the Focus-class family hatchback segment, with smarter looks, extra technology and stronger standards of safety equipment. As before, value continues as a strong suit and there's an industry-leading warranty. Potentially then, there's a lot to like here.

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, way over a million Ceed models have been built. Automotive historians will look back at the original version of this car (then badged '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 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 in 2018, Kia re-designed this MK3 'CD'-series model with a more athletic look and added more efficient engines and extra technology. Then enhanced the whole package three years on, creating the car we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

A few things are new beneath the bonnet. For the petrol line-up, the previous 1.4 T-GDi unit is replaced by a cleaner 1.5 T-GDi engine offering a bit more power (158bhp) and paired to either 6-speed manual transmission or a '7DCT' dual-clutch auto. The 1.6-litre CRDi diesel got Kia's 48V mild hybrid tech towards the end of the pre-facelift MK3 model's production run and now Kia has paired this 134bhp unit with their latest 'iMT' manual transmission. This 'clutch-by-wire' system contributes to the MHEV system's enhanced fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions while retaining the driver engagement of a conventional manual gearbox. A '7DCT' auto is again optional. As before, most sales will be of the 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol three cylinder powerplant, with its manual gearbox and 118bhp output. While at the top of the range, a 201bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol turbo continues in the GT versions. Not too much has changed dynamically, but not too much needed to, Kia having benchmarked the family hatch class leaders when this MK3 Ceed was first introduced back in 2018. As before, its fully-independent suspension system is much more sophisticated than the cruder torsion beam arrangement you get on cheaper Golf and Focus models and aims to provide drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses, complemented by carefully chosen spring and damper rates and quite a fast 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.

Design and Build

As before, there's a choice of five-door hatchback, Sportswagon estate and ProCeed shooting brake body styles. Facelifts are usually about a bit of a nip and tuck, but this one sees a completely redesigned front end, with smarter headlamps flanking a 'tiger nose' front grille upgraded to a black gloss finish with satin chrome highlights. Even more overt are the two large side air intakes shooting through the front bumper, creating a sportier look. At the rear, the surface between the LED combi lamps has been smoothed out to accommodate the company's latest brand emblem. And a glossy black diffuser has been added to the sportier rear bumper. It's all a bit more up-market inside too, Kia having worked on the interior decor, introducing sophisticated soothing colours and more tactile materials. Plusher grades get a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with high-resolution graphics. And a frameless 10.25-inch centrally mounted display with infotainment, navigation and telematics connectivity features. Driver-centric in its layout, the centre console is angled slightly towards the driver's seat for ease of use on the move. In the rear, there's decent shoulder room for rear passengers by class standards. And out back in the standard hatch, there's a reasonable 395-litre boot. It's 594-litre for the ProCeed shooting brake and 625-litres for the Sportswagon estate.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to sit in much the same £20,000 to £30,000 bracket as the earlier version of this third generation model, with most buyers choosing either the five-door hatchback body shape or the alternative Sportswagon estate. Expect the usual '2', '3', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S' trim levels. The stylised ProCeed shooting brake estate is priced from around £25,000. Whichever Ceed you choose, you'd expect to find it decently equipped - it is - but the key change with this update lies with the availability of even more 'ADAS' ('Advanced Driver Assist') systems, Kia having updated its 'Driver Attention Warning' and 'Blind-spot Warning' systems. In addition to the car's seven standard airbags, included safety kit runs to High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision Warning autonomous braking with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Connectivity's taken a step forward too - not only with the larger cabin screens (up to 12.3-inches for the instrument cluster and up to 10.25-inches for the centre stack monitor) but also with telematics. The brand now offers its 'Kia Connect' smartphone app which allows customers to connect remotely with their cars. A new 'User Profile Transfer' feature enables users to back up their in-vehicle Kia Connect preferences via the cloud and transfer settings from one vehicle to the next.

Cost of Ownership

The latest Smartstream engine technology in use here incorporates Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) to optimise performance. CVVD also serves to improve fuel efficiency alongside a Low-Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LP-EGR) system, which returns some of the hot gases produced by the engine to the combustion chamber to reduce pumping losses and improve fuel economy. So much for the tech; what about the WLTP results? Well, the latest 1.5 T-GDi petrol engine manages up to 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 129g/km - in manual form. The base 1.0 T-GDi three cylinder petrol powerplant improves that to 51.4mpg and 126g/km. For the 1.6-litre CRDi MHEV diesel, it's up to 62.8mpg and 120g/km. The top 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine used in the GT hot hatch manages 41.5mpg and 153g/km. As usual with Kia, there's a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty which, since it can be passed from owner to owner, should help the impressively strong residual values. You might want to note that roadside assistance cover is limited to one year, but you do get a long 12 year bodywork warranty. Maintenance costs can be kept down by opting for Kia's 'Care-3' or 'Care-3 Plus' servicing packages, which offer a fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing plan for the first three or five years, something which can also be passed on to subsequent owners.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Silver frost
  • Solid paint
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian
  • Cloth/faux leather - Black/light grey

Body Glass

  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Tinted glass
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Automatic defog system
  • All-round Electric Windows with Front Auto Up & Down Function
  • Windscreen Washer Level Warning

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)

Communication

  • Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
  • Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control

Driver Aids

  • Rear parking sensor
  • Paddle shift controls
  • Lane keep assist
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Driver attention warning
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
  • Motor driven power steering

Driver Convenience

  • Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System

Driver Information

  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Trip computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • 4.2" Supervision Colour Cluster Display
  • Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom Live
  • 10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation including telematics

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • High gloss black door mirrors
  • Wide view Drivers Door Mirror
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED Indicators

Embellishment Trims

  • Satin Chrome Fascia Trim

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • DAB Radio with Mp3
  • 6 speaker audio System
  • Illuminated USB ports
  • USB port for connection of a media device

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour bumpers
  • Chrome window surround
  • Illuminated front door handles
  • Body Colour Exterior Door Handles
  • High gloss black side sill mouldings
  • Air intake with black accent lower lip
  • Body coloured rear spoiler with high gloss black trim
  • Rear bumper with dual exhaust
  • High Gloss Black and Satin Chrome Radiator Grille

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED rear lights
  • LED rear Fog Light
  • LED High-mounted Brake Light
  • Projection headlights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual Zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Rear centre armrest
  • Luggage hooks
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather handbrake
  • Cupholders in rear armrest
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black headlining
  • Cupholders in centre console
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Faux leather door trim
  • Cloth/faux leather upholstery
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Black High Gloss Front Console Tray garnish & door trim
  • 3 x Passenger Assist Grips
  • Dual Height Luggage Area Floor
  • USB Fast Charger in Front Centre Console
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
  • Leather D-Cut steering wheel with grey stitching
  • Leather gearshift

Interior Lights

  • Front map light with sunglasses case
  • Dash illumination dimmer switch
  • Luggage area light

Safety

  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Dual horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Dual front side airbags
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • All round 3-point Seatbelts
  • Twin front airbags
  • Seatbelt reminder warning
  • Twin Curtain Airbags

Seats

  • Heated front seats
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings

Security

  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Alarm system
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Intelligent Stop and Go
  • Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination & Ticket Holder

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" GT-Line alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre mobility kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.3
  • Engine Power - BHP 158
  • Engine Power - KW 118
  • Engine Power - PS False
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 187
  • Engine Torque - NM 253
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 130

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