What we know is a SUV & Shooting Brake models will become part of an expanded Ceed line-up that will include 5-door & Wagon. Despite this, the three-door variant will be axed as European customers are no longer interested in 3-door cars.
The 5-door model (which already known) is expected to be unveiled in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the wagon variant. Both models are selected to open the third generation of Kia’s dedicated C-segment model.
We don’t expect any changes under the hood compared to the current model, despite the addition of the 1.4-liter Turbo GDi pushing a total of 138 hp and 179 lb-ft of Torque. A 48-V mild hybrid will start with Kia’s aim to have a big range of hybrid-electric from now to 2020, so the Ceed will have also Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models arriving late 2019, and a Ceed EV for 2020.
Let’s not forget the Diesel option, which you can choose the U3 1.6-liter engine with two distinct outputs: 115 hp, and 136 hp. Depending on the engine the transmission will vary from the 6-speed manual or the 7-speed DCT.