Kia Cee’d Sportswagon Goes on Sale in UK
As we have come to expect, the Slovakian-built car is pleasant to look at, even in estate guise and it comes to complete the Cee’d range in the Isles. It comes with a choice of two engines, both of which are diesels - a 1.4-liter unit with 89 hp and the highly-appreciated 1.6-liter unit which develops 126 hp and 260 Nm (191 lb-ft). Both engines get excellent fuel efficiency and emissions ratings, with the 1.4 achieving 67.3 mpg (4.2 l/100km) and the 1.6 getting 64.2 mpg (4.4 l/100km). All engines come equipped with six-speed manual gearboxes, with the 1.6-liter being available with a six-speed automatic.
Pricing starts at £16,895 for the base 1.4, in ‘1’ trim, and rises to £24,795 for a ‘4 Tech’ trim car, powered by the 1.6-liter unit. When it comes to equipment, even the base car comes decently specced, with roof rails, electric and heated mirrors, iPod connectivity, ESC and VSM, as well as Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). Opt for ‘2’, and you get LED DRLs, leather-clad steering wheel, four-electric windows, cruise control and parking sensors. The first two trim levels are so generous, that we say most sales will be of these two particular specs.