Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia began the production of the new cee’d Sports Wagon (SW) on Wednesday becoming the second new model to be built at the facility this year. Demand for the new cee’d SW is expected to boost production at Zilina to 285,000 vehicles in 2012.
The previous cee’d SW accounted for more than 20% of the Zilina plant and this year, Zilina has produced 167,000 vehicles and 266,000 engines in the first seven months, recording 11% and 52% year-on-year increases respectively.
Kia’s new cee’d and cee’d SW were introduced at the 82nd International Motor Show in Geneva earlier this year, and the reaction from fans and auto enthusiasts alike has been more than welcoming. Like the new cee’d five door, the SW combines a sophisticated exterior styling with high-quality interior materials and class-leading levels of refinement. It offers a selection of two gasoline and two diesel engines, and the SW also provides impressive practicality, boasting a load space of 528 liters with the rear seats upright, and 1,642 liters with the rear seats folded down.
Kia’s Zilina manufacturing facility is also preparing for the launch of the new three-door pro_cee’d, which will begin production in early 2013.
cee’d/cee’d SW Promo Film 2012
- Check out the world premiere of cee’d and cee’d SW at the 82nd International Motor Show Geneva
- Our previous post, First Look at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show 2012
- For more cee’d SW images, check out our Flickr page