2016 Kia cee'd Facelift has been just unleashed! The car looks fantastic and includes upgrades in any aspect. Kia is also introducing a GT line specification for the first time in the cee'd range. More styling upgrades for the interior and exterior, new engines in the line-up and better transmission, are defining the feacelifted car.
The changes will be applied to every model in the cee'd range. It comprises of the following: five-door cee'd hatchback, Sportswagon and three-door pro_cee'd as well as the high-powered cee'd GT and pro_cee'd GT models. On the other hand, the exclusive GT Line specification will be available only to the first three cee'd body types.
The outer shell of the car now looks more contemporary than ever. 2016 Kia cee'd Facelift keeps the sleek and bold appearance and its characteristic elements like the grille, but adds more angular and wider bumper, with chrome trim around the fog lamps, and new oval-shaped grille mesh.
At the back, changes include new shapes for the bumpers and sporty-looking reflectors. At last, the LED rear lamps complete the back of the car. Changes in the alloys now include new 16- and 17-inch wheel designs.
Only subtle modifications have been applied to the cabin of 2016 Kia cee'd Facelift. Just like the exterior, the overall design has been kept. The added features here include new optional colour pack, chrome around the instrument binnacle, driver-side and central air vents and around the upper edge of the instrument panel.
Chrome has been also used on the gear-shift lever, door handles, and to the temperature control dials on the dashboard. Kia also says that it has improved the noise and vibration insulation for the diesel variants.
The major changes are probably found here. The upgraded range of Euro 6-compliant engines now features 1.0-litre ecoTurbo unit. The downsized and three-cylinder power engine delivers better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, but it also shows fantastic capabilities.
The ecoTurbo will be offered in 2016 Kia cee'd Facelift in two power outputs. The first one will produce no less than 98 hp (72 kW) and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque. The higher powered version will generate 118 hp (88 kW) and the same torque. The maximum engine torque is available from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm.
The other engines in the range are basically the same, but they come in an upgraded variant. The line-up features the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel unit with 110 hp (80 kW), producing CO2 emissions of to 102 g/km. The GT Line version of this same engine is capable of pumping out 136 hp (100 kW) and 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque.
At last, 2016 Kia cee'd Facelift will be also offered with the 128 hp (95 kW) 1.6-litre GDI petrol and the 100 hp (74 kW) 1.4-litre MPI (multi-point injection) gasoline as well as the popular 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine.
Oh, and the new seven-speed double-clutch transmission will be taking care of the fantastic fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
2016 Kia cee'd Facelift will go on sale next month.