New 2012 Kia Cee'd Photos Released
The Cee’d is based on the same platform as the new Hyundai i30 hatch, and as such offers the same engine range. Depending on individual market preferences, the new cee'd will be available with a wide choice of engines offering power outputs from 90 to 135 PS.
Kia says that across most of Western Europe there will be two petrol engines on offer, namely a 1.4 MPI and a newer 1.6 GDI producing 100 and 135 PS respectively. On the diesel front, there are two options available, namely a 1.4 WGT with an output of 90 PS and 1.6 VGT diesel offered in two states of tune (110 and 128 PS). Certain markets in Europe will also offer a 1.6 MPI petrol unit producing 130 PS.
The most powerful of the engines, the 135 hp 1.6 GDI will propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.9 seconds, while also delivering uel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km (5.2 l/100 km with EcoDynamics), and tailpipe CO2 emissions from 119 g/km.
Whichever engine you go for, Kia will give you a choice between manual or automatic six-speed transmissions, while the 1.6 GDI is also available with optional six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
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