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All new Kia Cee’d revealed

The all new Kia Cee’d has made its global premiere at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show

The all new Kia Cee’d has made its global premiere at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. This new model is more sophisticated, more efficient, more refined and with a more engaging driving experience than its predecessor.

The new Cee’d is both longer and lower than the previous model giving the five-door hatchback a more sporty profile. Overall length is increased by 50 mm (to 4,310 mm) and overall height has been reduced by 10 mm (to 1,470 mm) by lowering the ride height. A reduced windscreen angle, smooth covers beneath the engine bay and the central floor, a rear spoiler above the tailgate and carefully profiled rear lamp clusters all help the new Kia cee’d achieve a Cd figure of just 0.30, placing it among the best-in-class, and helping to reduce fuel consumption and cabin noise. The new cee’d is offered in a range of ten exterior colours including five new ones and will be the first to show the new look Kia badge on its bonnet.

A wide choice of engines will be offered with a choice of manual or automatic six-speed transmissions. Depending on the version, the 1.6 GDI will also be available with Kia’s all-new six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which improves fuel efficiency and delivers smooth automatic gear shifts for maximum comfort.

The powertrains, trim-level line-up, along with pricing, for UK models will be disclosed during the cee’d UK Media Launch in May 2012.