Even though the old model, released in 2012 is still on the road, the new 2018 Kia Cee’d is planned for the next year as the redesigned version of the first one. The reason is serious competition among the cars in the class, including the Hyundai i30 as the main competitor of this car.
However, that should be a reason why the model shares the same platform as the current Hyundai and some details could be seen on this model, too. After we saw the car on spy photos, under the thick cover, the manufacturer has recognized what buyers love in these cars and why they are buying for.
We said that many things on 2018 Kia Cee’d are shared with the Hyundai, mostly because of the shared platform with it, but there are some details seen on Audi and other luxury models on the market. The long and wide car has an additional high truck door, with the rounded rear end, so the car looks like the crossover at first glance. The rear end, as much we could see, looks like on classic coupe cars, with the thin front lights, well incorporated in the hood, decorated with the curved lines on the top.
The cabin of 2018 Kia Cee’d is actually the only thing we could see in the spy photos, so we can share the design on it. However, for those who have driven these models before, the curved dashboard, contained from three parts is not so big surprise. In term of the equipment, it is good to mention high modernity, with the recognizable steering wheel, instrument cluster and sporty designed buttons and air vents. The feeling that you have set in the sporty car support the well shaped sporty seats with the additional parts and colors.
As on every other part, the engine on 2018 Kia Cee’d is the same as on the Hyundai i30, meaning small 1.0-liter engine with 120 horsepower. That supposes to be enough for this size car and buyers will accept it, mostly because of the great fuel economy. If that is not enough, there are planned another two version, 1.4-liter with 136 horsepower and in GT version which is planned to be a stronger 2.0-liter petrol engine. The information about the transmission is not clear, so there are three options, with the six, seven and eight-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Kia Cee’d
At the end of the year, 2018 Kia Cee’d be on the market for the starting price of $18,000 which can be higher for GT model and be $29,000.