After it was unveiled during this year Frankfurt Motor Show, the all new Kia cee’d facelift and its family will be ready to reach UK showrooms starting with October 1st. The revisions affect the five-door cee’d, three-door pro_cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon and sporty cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT.
The cars are priced from £14,905 (cee’d), £15,250 (pro_cee’d) and £16,750 (Sportswagon). Kia offers 19 versions of the five-door cee’d in the UK, nine of the pro_cee’d and 12 Sportswagons. Depending on body style, there are up to eight trim levels – 1, SR7, 2, 3, 4, 4 Tech, GT-Line and GT.
In the UK, cumulative cee’d family sales sit at 105,000. Kia sold 62,519 versions of the first-generation range, which was on sale from 2006 to 2012, while the current model has claimed close to 45,000 customers. It is Kia’s third-best-selling car in Britain, after the Sportage and Picanto. Around two-thirds of sales are of the five-door model.
Kia expects to sell 13,500 versions of the upgraded cee’d family in its first full year, with 9,100 going to fleet and business customers and 4,400 going to retail customers. The best-selling version among fleet buyers is predicted to be the five-door 1.6 CRDI diesel with grade 2 trim. The retail favourite is likely to be the petrol 1.4 SR7 special edition.
Every car in the cee’d family comes with seven years or 100,000 miles warranty.