2018 Kia Ceed confirmed for Geneva debut

2018 Kia Ceed confirmed for Geneva debut

16th Feb 2018 6:00 am

Next-gen model will come in hatchback and estate form; shooting brake version to follow next year.

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Kia will unveil its Ford Focus-rivalling Ceed hatchback at the Geneva motor show in March. The carmaker will also be unveiling another hatch at the auto show, though they haven’t confirmed which one yet.

Kia will be making the car in five-door hatchback, estate and shooting brake forms, with the estate version joining the hatchback in March. The shooting brake version, though, is likely to arrive early next year and is thus expected to be revealed late in the summer.

Kia has released a single drawing of its next Ceed hatch, showing its concept for a more aggressive front-end design and sleeker window lines that taper towards the rear. Spy pictures of the next-generation Ceed show how this design philosophy will be tweaked for production. They also show the car's new dashboard design with a centrally mounted infotainment screen.

Alongside the new units that will replace the current car’s turbocharged four-cylinder engines, Kia will also promote its latest 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine from the Rio and Picanto into the Ceed. 

Also see:

Kia Ceed displayed at Auto Expo 2018

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