Kia Ceed 1.4 CRDI – Korean with German Origin

Kia Ceed 1.4 CRDI – Korean with German Origin

Kia Ceed

Wanting to please European buyers and to come into play in the most selling segment on the old continent, Kia has created the Ceed’s model. And didn’t wrong because it was accepted great, with a quality level as European models, even better perhaps. This is second generation of Ceed’s  model and bigger part of it is constructed in Germany.

When you press till limits in a highway or a curve, you could notice the print of German engineers and the Geraman quality of the interior. The conclusion is made by Slovaks in one of the most modern factories in Europe, in Zilina. Recently tha factory has increased the number of employees and started to work in three shifts.

Last year from Zilina came out  292.006 vehicles which is 15% more then in 2011. In that factory are composed more then 464.000 engines, 29% more then last year. These figures show that Kia works well even during crises which results with bigger trust from the buyers.

2013 Kia Pro Ceed

Many epithets and superlatives

When in shortest lines should be described the new Ceed’s then many epithets and superlatives could be used.

Excellent, with good price and good 5 years guaranty that very few others offer at the market. Very good and quality production and materials. The design is modern, avant garde and likeable. Has superior ergonomics and practical layout commands. Fundamental sound insulation and good seats make the journey comfortable. Good servo and wheel assistance will be good benefit for gentler sex, especially when parking. Flex steer system is a great help when the car is passing through curves and containes three modes – normal, comfort and sport.

Has very large and well spaced stations for bottles like any other car can’t offer. The trip computer is simple to use and sound system quality is more than excellent.

You have camera for secure parking and 4.3 inches screen which helps looking back and can be used for the audio system. This vehicle is not very often on target  for thieves, because is not very interesting for them.

Increased dimensions

The new model has grown for 50 mm in lenght, but height and weight are smaller for 10 mm. Although the manufacturer claims that the new model is based on the new platform, the wheelbase has not changed, but the wheelbase is expanded and with the aditional tidy interior, passengers could expect more space and comfort. At the back seats can easy be placed three grown passengers that can travel comfortably even on a long distances.

There is 12mm more space for heads for the driver and with-driver. Luggage space is bigger too and now has capacity of 380 Litres, 30 litres more then the last generation had. If more space is needed rear bench can split 60/40 so the capacity grows to 1.318 litres, so now there’s more space for knees at the back seats for + 15 mm.

Kia Ceed inside

Saving diesel which can be usefull

Kia offers a choice of petrol and diesel engines. From buyers like most interesting was chosen the car with diesel aggregate of 90HP. Primarily because of the price, small consumption, low level of CO2 and because of the improved driving properties. It is an agregat that develops maximum power od 90HP and torque of 220 mm. His function is more ‘’family’’ – racional and economic, so you shouldn’t ask for a sports performances and fast startup. Engine is paired with six – speed gearbox what is an advantage that can easily be noticed.

Power is transferred to the front wheels so this propulsion assembly results with acceleration to 100 km/h in 13.5 seconds. Following the recommendations for changing the gears according to the instrument at the panel indicator, you’ll get closer to the ideal consumption that’s declared in the factory informations.

Kia Ceed engine

Technical informations

1.Engine – diesel engine mounted forward, 4/16 valve, 1396 cm2 , 66 kW (90 HP) at 4000 r/min, 220 Nm at 1500 – 2700 r/min.

2.Front wheel drive. Transmission speed manual and 6 speed gearbox. Breaks at the front, selfventilated discs, back drives, suspension, forward MacPherson, transverse struts, stabilizer, back multi link axle, gas absorbers.

3.Car-body: 4310 mm x 1780 mm x 1470 mm,

distance between the axles – 2650 mm, rack – 380 / 1318 liters, fuel tank – 53 liters, weight – 1183 kg.

4.Performances: maximum speed 170 km/h , acceleration 0 – 100 km/h for 13.5 seconds, consumption around town 5.3 liters, on open road – 3.5 liters, combined consumption – 4.1 liters on 100 km, average consumption at testing – 6.3 liters, emission – 105 g/km.

Standard equipment

6 airbags ( driver, passenger, side, curtain). Seat belts adjustable in height, ABS + ESC + BAS + TCM + HAC + CHD, back fog lamp, Air conditioning with cooling drawer, headrest height adjustable, at the front and at the back, remote central locking with alarm, cups holder at the central console box. Electricity for mirrors with heating, Third brake light, toned glasses. Audio controls on steering wheel, ISOFIX for child seat, trip computer, pollen filter, hight and depth adjustable steering wheel, safety locking at the back doors, height adjustament of driver’s seat, back bench spliting 60:40, an auxiliary spare wheel, door mirrors in color as the car body color is, back parking sensors, bluetooth, steering wheel and gear coated with leader, cruise control, electric rear windows with protection, speed limiter.


parking camera, audio system type ‘’B’’ – 4.3 inch touch screen, 16 inch alloy wheels with tires size 205/55R.

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