Kia has revealed the facelifted Ceed range, which has been restyled with a sharper look and a refreshed engine line-up.
The new model will go on sale later this year, with updates applied to the hatchback, estate and Proceed shooting brake variant.
Visually, the car has a sportier look than before thanks to its re-designed bumpers and new LED light units.
Kia’s new logo takes a prominent place on the front and rear of the new Ceed, while distinctive element such as the ‘tiger nose’ grille are retained.
A new line-up of six alloy wheel designs, ranging from 16 to 18 inches are also introduced as part of the facelift.
Two new colours are added to the line-up to replace the current Copper Stone option: Orange Fusion and Machined Bronze.
On the inside, seating is available in nine upholstery finishes - four of which are new with this upgrade.
Sportier GT Line and GT models benefit from a newly designed gear knob, while DCT versions get a perforated leather gear knob.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is available on some models, paired with a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Kia says every aspect of the interior overhaul has been designed with usability in mind.
Safety features have been improved, such as the previous blind-spot warning, which is replaced by an active avoidance technology. When operating the turning signal to change lanes, if there is a risk of collision with a rear side vehicle, the new Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist will provide a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, the system actively controls the vehicle to help avoid a collision.
Driver Attention Warning has been updated to include leading vehicle departure alert tech, which provides a visual alert on the screen to inform the driver that the vehicle in front is driving away, such as at traffic lights or in slow-moving traffic.
The engine line-up for the new Ceed includes 1.0- and 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.6-litre diesel, all benefitting from Kia’s Smartstream technology. Power outputs range from 99-201PS.
Pricing and specifications for the new Ceed will be published shortly, ahead of the car’s official launch.