2018 Kia Ceed has exposed its new Ceed estate at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which will be badged as the Ceed SW when it goes on sale towards completion of 2018. It’ll have a raft of the most recent safety innovation and a lot more eye-catching design that hides a huge boot. At Geneva, Kia also showcased the brand-new Ceed hatchback and updates to the Optima and Rio range.
The Ceed SW has taken a couple of styling hints from the stylish looking Stinger, so it’s far sharper to look at than the outgoing design. Gone is the somewhat confidential side profile– rather, it’s rakish and clever, with a window line that’s reminiscent of a swoopy shooting brake. If you like the noise of that then Kia is likewise highlighting a shooting brake, three-door estate based on the Pro Ceed concept, which’ll sacrifice some of the SW’s functionality for even more, er– swoop!
The front of the SW is shared with the 2018 Ceed hatchback, which means an even more aggressive stance and a modified variation of Kia’s ‘tiger-nose’ grille. The car’s daytime running lights are 4 specific ‘ice’, which used to be conserved for the sportier GT designs.
You’re in for a reward if you’re utilized to the interior of the current Ceed. This new model will have a much posher-feeling interior with plush, soft-touch materials and a few of the latest technology. A brace of new, large touchscreens are readily available on all however the entry-level model, Bluetooth is standard and mobile phone matching can be had throughout the range.
It scores extremely on security tech, too. Kia’s advanced driving help consists of a drowsiness sensing unit, lane keep assist and auto emergency braking at city speeds.
The long rear window line recommends a large boot, but that’s not the case. It’s massive! At 600 litres, it’s a simple ten litres shy of the spacious Skoda Octavia Estate, and more capacious than many bigger cars too. You’ll get an extra 72 litres over the existing model, and an additional 200 litres over the new Ceed hatchback, which itself surpasses a great deal of its options.
The upgraded SW is around 20cm wider and a bit longer than the car it’ll change, so shoulder and leg room will be better. If you require rear headroom, you’ll want this vehicle or the upcoming Ceed SUV– they’ll use more than the hatchback and the shooting brake.
Three fuel engines and a diesel comprise the engine range for the new Ceed SW. A 120hp 1.0-litre turbo is joined by a 140hp 1.4-litre turbo and a brand-new 1.4-litre non-turbo engine with 100hp. You’ll most likely desire the highest-powered design unless you drive mostly in town– or the punchier 1.6-diesel engine with power outputs of 115hp and 136hp. The diesel motor will be the ones to opt for if you’ll be doing lots of freeway miles.
Kia has revealed that the Ceed SW will go on sale in the final few months of 2018, simply after the Ceed hatchback. Expect the new design to start from around ₤ 19,000– a little more than the present cars and truck– and top-spec designs should cost around ₤ 25,000.