Just like our previous Kia Cee'd test drive, the car we got to drive wasn't the best-equipped in the range, so keep in mind we're only going to talk about a medium-specced model. For starters, we didn't exactly enjoy the fabric trim on the seats, since it was quite on the cheap side.
Second of all, although the center console, the steering wheel and even the gear shift lever have been either revamped or completely replaced, the hard plastics on the interior door panels remained, also giving somewhat of a cheap feeling.
Other than that, the usual pleasant surprises remained the same as on the non-facelift Cee'd: gigantic interior space (for a car in this segment, naturally) and perfectly tuned suspension. We have to add the fact that the suspension wasn't identical, but actually a bit better from both the comfort and dynamics involved in driving.
The "see-saw" movements we experienced with the older Cee'd were completely gone while doing higher speeds, thanks to an even more sport-oriented tuning of the suspension. Oddly, the comfort felt when driving over rough pavements was kept the same, or even slightly improved, thanks to the new gas-shocks.Continue reading