It's pronounced 'seed' in case you're wondering. Unlike many invented car names, we think it's rather appropriate.
The Kia Ceed instantly grabs your attention: the bold design features a front grille framed by full LED headlamps and striking 'Ice-Cube' LED Daytime Running Lights, a chrome window line and 17" alloy wheels (grade dependent). In short, it has everything to put the fun back into driving.
The rules? Treat every journey as an expedition to more enjoyment. And sometimes, the fun begins at the end: the stylish rear with the aerodynamic spoiler, the eye-catching rear LED Daytime Running Lights and the chrome exhaust tip show off the Ceed’s sporty appeal. Time to get ready for an exciting driving experience.
The standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) detects vehicles in front of you using a camera and radar sensors, warning you visually if a collision risk arises. Opt for the pedestrian protection system* and the steering wheel vibrates if pedestrians enter the road. If you don't react, the car brakes automatically.
On cold days, seats in the front and rear heat up quickly, in addition to the heated steering wheel so you keep warm. On hot ones, stay cool in the ventilated front seats. An Integrated Memory System means the Ceed always knows your favourite driver seat settings.**
Parallel or perpendicular parking in the Ceed are both made easy with the Smart Park Assist (SPA) system**. Using front, side and rear sensors, it steers the car for you. All you need to do is handle the brake, accelerator and gears. The rear view camera shows dynamic guidelines on the touchscreen, guiding you into place. Finish by activating the electronic parking brake.
Stay in the know while on the go- with Kia's Connected Services powered by TomTom Live Services∆. The 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) helps make your journey a breeze while Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ keep you in tune while on the road.**
Using a combination of a camera and radar, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop and Go regulates the vehicle's speed and the distance to the car ahead**. If the preceding car speeds up, your Kia Ceed accelerates up to the pre-set speed. If it slows down, your car drops the speed or even stops, to maintain the pre-determined safety distance.
Relish the tunes you love in excellent sound while out and about in the Kia Ceed. A JBL Premium Sound System, with 8 speakers enhance MP3 quality, emitting high-definition sound throughout your car.**
Kia Ceed Models:
- Ceed '2'
- Ceed '2 Nav'
- Ceed '3'
- Ceed 'GT-Line'
- Ceed 'GT-Line Lunar Edition'
- Ceed 'GT-Line S'
The new Kia Ceed features an advanced mild hybrid powertrain, giving you low-emission everyday driving. By pairing the 1.6 diesel engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, it can reduce fuel consumption levels. What’s more, the integrated ‘e-system’ recovers kinetic energy during deceleration phases to provide torque assistance when accelerating. Available as a Mild Hybrid in all specifications except the GT and GT-Line S, it is available in automatic transmission in the GT-Line spec.
WHAT IS A MILD HYBRID (MHEV)?
A Mild Hybrid car is very similar to a Self-Charging Hybrid car, but with a smaller battery. So it can’t drive on battery power alone. The battery is there to help the petrol or diesel engine perform more economically.
Because the electric motor can assist with the acceleration there is less strain on the engine. It also allows the engine to switch off more regularly – when coasting for example. This means lower emissions and cleaner air for everybody.
REDUCED RUNNING COSTS
Using less fuel is not only good for the environment it’s also good for your finances! Improved fuel economy means less money spent on fuel, and less time wasted at the pumps. The lower emissions also mean a reduced VED rate and lower BIK tax.
LOWER COSTS WITHOUT CHANGING HOW YOU USE YOUR CAR
Not quite ready to switch to a plug-in vehicle, or don’t have the option of a home charge point? Then a hybrid car might be for you. It doesn’t require you to do anything different than you would do in a conventional car. Clever electronics take care of how the energy is recovered and used. All you have to worry about is keeping it topped up with fuel.
The assistance from the electric motor means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard and that makes for a quieter journey. The added torque also means effortless acceleration for a more relaxing driving experience.
LOWER INITIAL COST
While a mild hybrid doesn’t offer the same level of benefits as a full self-charging hybrid, the mild hybrid’s smaller battery means the initial purchase cost is lower.
Car Of The Year 2019 - Best Family Car
The Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 118 2 has won the WhatCar? Car of the Year 2019 Best Family Car for Less than £20,000.