Kia will offer a new top-of-the-range 4 version to its range in the UK. The higher level of specification is available from 1st October.

2012 Kia cee'd 4 is powered by a 1.6 litre CRDi turbodiesel engine with 126BHP (93 kW) at 4000RPM and 255Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque at just 1900RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.

0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 196 km/h (122 mph). The engine achieves 62.8 mpg on combined cycle and emissions of just 119 g/km of CO2.

The exterior of 4 version boasts 17" alloy wheels, black bezel headlights and rear window privacy glass.  The side indicator repeaters have been integrated into the door mirrors.

Inside, there is a full black leather upholstery, combined with front heated seats, and a leather trimmed steering wheel and gear-knob add a luxurious feel.  Driver convenience has been enhanced by the addition of cruise control, with steering wheel mounted controls, and electrically-operated heated and folding door mirrors.

A 7" colour touch screen system acts as the infotainment hub and controls a fully-integrated colour satellite navigation system, complete with European mapping, as well as the radio, CD player, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free systems.

In addition, an advanced parking camera system offers a colour view of obstacles to the rear of the vehicle and is displayed on the same screen.  The cee'd SW version adds the extra convenience of audible reverse parking sensors to this list.

2012 Kia cee'd 4 and cee'd SW 4 are available to order now from £19 195 and £20 345, respectively OTR.

2012 KIA ceed 4 version

cee'd ‘4' cee'd SW ‘4' (Manual) cee'd SW ‘4' (Auto)
Economy (combined mpg) 62.8 60.1 48.7
CO2 emissions (g/km) 119 124 154
Acceleration (0-60mph) 10.6 10.8 12.1
Top speed (mph) 122 122 115

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Source: KIA