Kia has officially pulled the wraps off a slightly updated version of the popular Cee’d compact car.
The 2016 Kia Cee’d is here. The model in question has received an updated front bumper, a different rear bumper, revised reflectors, chrome trim around the fog lights, an updated front grille and new graphics for the taillights. Inside we can find the chrome accents on the upper area of the instrument panel, on the air vents and on the instrument binnacle. The vehicle is also getting the glossy black anti-scratch surface on the central fascia panel, the new chrome trim on the temperature control dials, on the gear lever and on the door handles and several other tweaks.
The updated version of the Cee’d has also received, on the diesel powered models, the sound-absorbing material in the engine block. As far as the powertrain goes, this will get a new 1.0 liter 3-cylinder unit, on the GT Line, which will produce 100 HP (74 kW) and 120 HP (88 kW), with a peak torque of 172 Nm (127 lb-ft). The gasoline range will also include the 1.6 liter GDI with its 128 HP and the 1.4l MPI with 100 HP. The diesel range will be completed by the 1.6l CRDi, with 110 HP (81 kW) and with 136 HP (100 kW). A new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission has been added to the range, on the beefier diesel, while the rest of the lineup will get a 1.6l six-speed manual and the 6-speed dual-clutch on the 1.6l GDI. The Cee’d GT range-topping is getting a 1.6l unit with 204 HP and 265 Nm of torque and it can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds. The updated Cee’d will go on sale next month in Europe.