2018 Kia Ceed: Interesting styling disappears along with the apostrophe

The 2018 Kia Ceed has finally dropped the stupid apostrophe (good riddance cee’d!!), but it’s also now deathly boring. It’s a hatch. It will sell. Great.


The interior is better, touchscreen options go up to 8-inch, and there’s Lane Following Assist for level 2 autonomous driving.

Among the diesel engine options is the new U3 1.6-liter with 280Nm (207 lb-ft), and either 85kW (113hp) or 100kW (134hp).

Production in Slovakia begins in May, and European sales start at the end of Q2 2018. A 7-year, 100,000 mile (160,000km) warranty is standard on all models.

1,800mm) and 23mm lower (1,447mm) than the outgoing model. Its wheelbase remains the same at 2,650mm, with the front overhang shortened by 20mm (to 880mm), and rear overhang extended by 20mm (now 780mm). The new platform supports the Ceed’s more efficient packaging. The model boasts a larger, 395-litre boot,

Width: 1,800mm (+20mm)
Height: 1,447mm (-23mm)
Wheelbase: 2,650mm (unchanged)
Trunk space: 395L | 14 cu-ft



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Joshua Thompson

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News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.


2018 Kia Ceed: Interesting styling disappears along with the apostrophe