New Kia Ceed estate revealed
Kia has revealed the Sportswagon estate version of the new Ceed, and it comes with a massive 600-litre boot.
The Sportswagon gets the same sharp-edged design that we've already seen in the five-door hatchback model, and around the back it has some very BMW-esque lights. Buyers will be able to choose from 11 paint and three wheel options, one of them a 17-inch diamond-cut alloy.
It's 20mm wider and lower than the old Sportswagon, with the same wheelbase of 2.6 metres, and a rear overhang extended by 115mm. That 600-litre boot is 70 litres larger than that of the outgoing Sportswagon, and it gets 40:20:40 split rear seats and a 'Smart' power tailgate that opens when it detects that the key is near the back of the car.
Engines will mirror those of the hatchback, starting with the 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol model with 120hp, and a new 140hp 1.4-litre petrol turbo four-cylinder. The 1.6-litre CRDi diesel has also been updated, and that will come with a choice of either 115hp or 136hp power outputs. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic will be available as an option.
Sales of the new Sportswagon will start towards the back end of this year.
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