New Kia Ceed estate revealed

New Kia Ceed estate revealed

Mar 9, 2018

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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