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Revised Kia cee’d brings emissions from 94g/km

Due to start deliveries from 1 October, the range will see changes rolled out across the five-door cee’d, three-door pro_cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon and sporty cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models.

Under the changes, the cee’d family becomes the first range of models to be available with Kia’s new 1.0-litre ecoTurbo petrol engine as well as a new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel and seven-speed double-clutch (7-DCT) automatic gearbox. 

The ecoTurbo engines were revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and will be rolled out for a number of models. The three-cylinder units feature direct fuel injection and turbocharging. There are two versions, delivering 98 or 118bhp, for the cee’d and pro_cee’d, while the Sportswagon is available with the higher-powered unit. Depending on model, fuel economy is up to 57.6mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 113g/km. 

All three cee’d body styles are also available with a new 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine, which brings increased power – up from 126 to 134bhp. CO2 emissions are down by as much as 10g/km in manual versions and now start at 94g/km. However, the biggest improvement in emissions is seen in the CRDi engine paired with the new seven-speed DCT gearbox, with emissions dropping by almost 25%, from 145g/km to 109g/km, compared to the old six-speed auto.

All versions of the cee’d family have modified fully independent suspension to improve comfort and handling. There is also a new GT-Line trim package which is available with all three body styles powered by the higher-powered 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. This brings bespoke exterior styling, including dual exhausts or twin tailpipes on the Sportswagon, and bespoke 17-inch alloy wheels along with GT-Line interior details, such as the black cross-stitch upholstery with grey inserts.

The 2016 cee’d family also introduces a range of additional driver assistance and connectivity features. Depending on model, the cee’d is now available with a Speed Limit Information Function while Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available. And a perpendicular parking function has been added to the Parallel Park Assist System.

2016 models also bring the latest Kia Connected Services with a seven-inch central touchscreen offering access to European mapping, a Traffic Messaging Channel, full UK postcode entry and the choice of fast, short or economical route-planning, while TomTom Connected services provide additional driver information, including speed camera locations, live traffic updates and local search and weather details. The seven-inch touchscreen is linked to a colour reversing camera. Finally, a DAB radio with MP3 compatibility becomes standard.

Prices start at £14,905 (cee’d), £15,250 (pro_cee’d) and £16,750 (Sportswagon). The pro_cee’d GT is priced at £23,105 and the cee’d GT at £23,605.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.