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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

After just three years on the market, the third generation of the Kia Ceed received a refreshed version, with a revised exterior design and improved powertrains.

When the Korean carmaker introduced its new logo and new corporate image, most of its cars were new and still had the older badge. Along with their facelifted versions, though, they received the new, clear logo. Moreover, when it updated the Ceed, the carmaker improved also the safety systems as well. Some of the changes were mandatory, while the carmaker offered others as a bonus package.

From the outside, the 2022 model-year Ceed showed a revised front fascia, sporting the new badge on the hood's edge. Also, the compact-segment vehicle featured a new grille with a restyled "tiger-nose" signature. In addition, Kia improved the design of the headlights with full-LED units for the GT-line package, which also sported a more aggressive front bumper, 17" light-alloy wheels, and a roof spoiler.

Inside, the carmaker installed bucket seats with a choice of nine upholstery finishes, including black suede leather with contrasting stitching in gray for the GT-Line, and signature red for the GT models. For the instrument panel, Kia installed a large, 12.3-inch display instead of the regular analog dials. It was complemented on the center stack by a 10.25" touch-screen for the infotainment unit.

Under the hood, the carmaker offered a choice of gasoline, diesel, and mild-hybrid drivetrains paired with either a manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch).

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KIA Ceed 2021 - Present
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.5L T-GDi 6MT (160 HP)
  • 1.5L T-GDi 7AT (160 HP)
  • GT 1.6L T-GDi 7AT (203 HP)
  2 mild hybrid diesel engines
  • 1.6L 67AT (136 HP)
  • 1.6L 6iMT (136 HP)

KIA Ceed 1.5L T-GDi 6MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L T-GDi 6MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
117.7 KW @ - RPM
160 HP @ - RPM
158 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs

KIA Ceed 1.5L T-GDi 7AT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L T-GDi 7AT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
117.7 KW @ - RPM
160 HP @ - RPM
158 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DCT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs

KIA Ceed GT 1.6L T-GDi 7AT (203 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  GT 1.6L T-GDi 7AT (203 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
149.9 KW @ - RPM
203.8 HP @ - RPM
201 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DCT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs

KIA Ceed 1.6L 67AT (136 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 67AT (136 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
99.9 KW @ - RPM
136 HP @ - RPM
134 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Mild Hybrid Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DCT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs

KIA Ceed 1.6L 6iMT (136 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 6iMT (136 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
99.9 KW @ - RPM
135.9 HP @ - RPM
134 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Mild Hybrid Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-intelligent manual transmission
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
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