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Our Fleet: Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDI 3 Ecodynamics

Kia
BIK List Price
£20,040
Kia Cee'd BIK list price
BIK Percentage
15%
Kia Cee'd BIK Percent
CO2
100g/km
Kia Cee'd CO2
Combined MPG
74.3
Kia Cee'd MPG

Review

Spotting a previous generation Ceed recently made me appreciate how much better looking the current model is.

The old Ceed makes the words ‘bland’ and ‘conservative’ come to mind whereas the new model appears classy, with a nod towards sportier models thanks to its lower ride height and a coupé-like roofline.

Kia has also redesigned the badge and shifted it from the ‘tiger nose’ grille to the bonnet.

The most striking feature, though, is the wrap-around lamp clusters housing LED daytime running lights, which gives the Ceed a much more modern look.

A colleague agrees that the new model is much more upmarket. His verdict: “It wouldn’t look out of place next to a Volkswagen Golf.”

Inside, the premium feel continues with soft-touch plastics and high-quality materials, confirming that the brand is shaking off its budget image.

The price tag certainly isn’t budget although, as noted in the previous test, the Ceed comes with plenty of standard equipment.

The  design changes are likely to be influenced by ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer who oversaw the entire creation of the new Ceed.

Kia admits that when Schreyer joined he was only able to make his mark on “the smallest design details” of the previous Ceed.

Top Speed
122mph
Kia Cee'd Top Speed
VED band
A
Kia Cee'd Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Kia Cee'd Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £5,775
4 Year 80k : £4,375
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 35.21
4 Year 80k : 31.52

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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