KIA'S Ceed range has been given a visual makeover inside and out and is due on sale later this year, when prices will be revealed.
The Ceed five-door hatchback, Ceed Sportswagon estate and ProCeed shooting brake versions have been given an entirely redesigned front-end, updates to the rear, restyled alloy wheels and new body colours and interior.
The new front end features Kia's new logo, a simplified graphic of the company name. Special attention has been given to make each variant (including GT Line and GT versions) more distinct from each other.
New headlamp designs have been introduced on all Ceed models, with full LED headlamps on ProCeed GT-Line and GT versions featuring daytime running lights for added road presence and safety.
The side view reveals new alloy designs across all variants in the line-up. Six styles are now available, three of which have been launched for the first time with this latest update: 16-inch alloys finished in silver; glossy black 17-inch alloy rims available exclusively on the GT-Line; and super sporty 18-inch alloys with red accents
Seating is available in nine upholstery finishes, four of which are new with this upgrade. Choices include the black suede leather bucket seats with contrasting edge stitching in grey on GT Line and signature red on GT models. DCT versions get an added touch of luxury with a perforated leather gear knob for an improved tactile experience.
Inside, on ProCeed GT-Line S models, a large 12.3-inch instrument cluster screen is paired with a 10.25-inch screen to further enhance driver interaction with the vehicle.
Depending on grade, the driver is greeted by a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster with high-resolution graphics, a choice of calming colourways, and four themes to customise the instrument cluster, including one which changes in line with the current weather conditions and the time of day.
On certain grades, sitting aside this instrument screen is a frameless 10.25-inch centrally mounted display with infotainment, navigation and telematics connectivity features.
Also included in the latest facelift across the range is software allowing users to connect remotely with their car via the Kia Connect smartphone app and use various on board features to improve interaction and understanding of the vehicle.
New connectivity features for the Ceed line-up include improved functionality for Bluetooth search via voice recognition, third party calendar link with navigation, valet mode to monitor the vehicle's location when others are driving, and last mile navigation with augmented reality.
The new Ceed range offers buyers a choice of powertrain configurations, including mild-hybrid diesel engines (MHEV), with horsepower ranging from 99bhp to 201bhp.
Ceed customers are also presented with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, the 1.0- and 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.6-litre diesel powertrains all using Kia's Smartstream technology.