Kia cee’d Facelift Spotted for the First Time

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The resfreshed Kia cee’d has been photographed for the first time testing near the Artic Circle.

Released in 2012, the second generation cee’d was designed and engineering in Europe for the European market and its available with a choice of MPi and GDi petrol engines. CRDi diesel engines are also availables. There also available a GT sporty range using the 1.6 T-GDi delivering 201 hp.

The spy shots do not allow us to discover significant differences compared to the current model, but we saw a different front and rear bumpers and also a new design for fog lights. The cee’d is already quite full covered by protective vinyl and not allow us to see all the details.

No indication also on the range of engines, which could still take advantage of the current range and introducing a new 1.0 Kappa TCi 3-cylinder petrol with tubo and delivering 106 hp and more availability of the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) at first, for diesel engines. A 1.2 T-GDi delivering 130 hp is expected.

Photo Source: [CarPix]

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  • Jimbo

    I’m a proud Ceed owner (4Tech DCT). Would love to know what they have planned for the facelift. I’m thinking headlight components rearrangement, different bottom air vents/fog lights and new mesh for the grill (similar to the facelift K9).

    Would also love to know if they will consider DCT for GT or perhaps a more powerful petrol for the UK market. My 1.6 is alright. But could use a bit more punch.

    • Jose Antonio López

      Looking at the latest Kia facelift, they will update only the front grille, bumpers and interior buttons and IT, just look on the sportage, rio or venga facelifts! Regards!

  • Kialover

    It seems that 2015 (and surely upcoming years) will be KIAs Year. So many new models , facelifts , high quality interiors, petrol (and diesel) turbo engines, electric and hydrogene transmissions at the same time. That shows that the Asian Tiger Attack has begun. I knew it from the day that i cared for KIA. Of course it will still take a little time but then they will make it to the top, for the passion of building quality cars and customers satisfaction.

  • Pauly

    Any news on the Pro Cee’d GT and Cee’d GT being fitted with the 7 speed DCT transmission with the update? Manual only Cee’d GT models is killing the car sales success in markets outside of Europe where manuals sell in tiny numbers compared to automatics.

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