Design & Technology / Product

Meet the enhanced Kia cee’d: More polished and powerful! June 29th, 2015

The enhanced Kia cee’d and pro_cee’d lines, set to go on sale from July 2015 all across Europe, have received a comprehensive upgrade, inside and out. The enhanced Kia cee’d line, including the five-door hatchback, cee’d SW and pro_cee’d, now come with elevated styling, more powerful engines, and more convenient features. Modifications have also been applied to the high-powered cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models, while the new ‘GT Line’ specification will provide all of the dynamics of the GT models and the versatility of the conventional cee’d model at the same time.


The enhanced Kia cee’d

The enhanced Kia cee’d

2016 Kia pro_cee'd

The enhanced Kia pro_cee’d

More stylish and modern design

The exterior and interior tweaks apply to all models in the lineup with a focus on creating a more modern look. While Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nosed’ grille remains, a more angular and wider bumper with chrome trim around the fog lamps provides a refreshed front look. The rear end features a reshaped bumper, reflectors and rear LED lamps. A number of improvements have also been made to interior, including styling updates such as chrome accents and the addition of a color package, as well as the improved NVH with added sound-deadening materials in the floor mats and ventilation system.


2016 Kia cee'd rear

2016 Kia cee'd interior

Enhanced powertrains and seven-speed double-clutch transmission


Kia Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI

1.0 litre T-GDI engine


The most significant changes can be found under the hood, as the enhanced cee’d line gets a new, highly efficient 1.0-liter T-GDI 3-cylinder turbocharged engine for the first time in Europe. The three-cylinder power unit has been downsized to make room for improvements in fuel consumption and emissions, producing 100 ps or 120 ps, depending on the power output, and 172 Nm torque. As a result, the new cee’d family will come with a wider choice of powertrains, with all engines compliant with Euro 6 admission standards.


Another major technology debut is the introduction of the new seven-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT), available on higher powered models with 136 ps 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine. With a higher capacity, Kia’s new DCT can handle the higher torque outputs of the modified engine, while boasting lower fuel consumption. It offers a sporty driving feel when in manual mode and an elevated level of comfort and smoothness when left in automatic mode.


Kia Seven-speed DCT 2

Seven-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT)

Improved features to ensure maximum safety and comfort

Kia engineers have also made multiple upgrades to improve the driving experience of our customers. The minimized NVH of the new model comes from the addition of a new torque vectoring system, the motor-driven power steering system, and new stoppers on the rear strut mount insulators. As for safety, an optional Speed Limit Information Function (SLIF), which uses a camera to identify speed limit signs on the road and notifies the driver of the speed limit on the dashboard and speedometer, has been added. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are also available.


Check out more photos of the new Kia cee’d family below. If you have any thoughts or questions, please feel free to let us know in the comments section!


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