New Kia Ceed Gears Up For UK Debut, Has £18,295 Starting Price

Kia will open the order books for the third generation Ceed on August 1, in the United Kingdom.

In the meantime however, they have also detailed the hatchback’s range, which features four distinct trim levels, starting with the ‘2’ that can be had from £18,295 ($24,010). Cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, dusk-sensing headlights, heated side mirrors, leather trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and hand brake lever, rear center armrest and others are offered as standard.

The list includes a 7-inch infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, DAB radio, Bluetooth with voice recognition, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lights, too. Driving assistance features offered at no extra cost are the Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Hill Start Assist Control, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-City and High Beam Assist.

Upgrade to the ‘Blue Edition’ version from £21,095 ($27,684), and see your new Kia Ceed gain 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, electrically folding side mirrors with LED indicators, rear parking sensors and LED headlights.

Inside, this grade adds black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters, stainless steel pedals, USB fast charger, 8-inch infotainment with sat-nav, Kia Connected Services with TomTom Live and drive mode select for cars equipped with the dual-clutch seven-speed transmission.

While pricing for the grade ‘3’ has yet to be announced, Kia says this variant brings 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers, 8-inch infotainment with sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a 4.2-inch supervision cluster. It also comes with a dual-tone horn and a few front end upgrades, alongside Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection for models with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Sitting at the top of the new-gen Kia Ceed range is the ‘First Edition’ grade, with its black leather seats with grey stitching, heated and ventilated front seats, sunroof, electronic parking brake, heated steering wheel, JBL premium sound system and wireless mobile phone charger.

Blind Spot Collision Warning, Speed Limit Information Function, Lane Following Assist (on DCT models only) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection are standard too. Ultimately, the First Edition can be had from £25,750 ($33,793).

As for the new Kia Ceed’s available engines, there’s an updated 1.0-liter petrol unit with 118PS (116hp / 87kW), a new 1.4-liter that replaces the old 1.6-liter mill and makes 138PS (136hp / 101kW), plus a 1.6-liter diesel, rated at 114PS (112hp / 84kW) and 280Nm (207lb-ft) of torque.

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