Sometimes well-judged changes can improve an already good vehicle to a huge extent. The South Korean automaker seems not to waste time – the 2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon arrives in Geneva with a wide host of smart updates. What’s the odd between the older and latest versions? See it below.
1. Loses apostrophe. In order to make the name more universal, Kia has changed the name – now we write ‘Ceed’ instead of ‘Cee’d’. Keep it real.
2. Improved trunk. The cargo capacity is getting larger with whopping 600 liters and 14 percent bigger. It’s ballsta, lemme tell ya, even if compared to some mid-size wagons.
3. A new platform. The 2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon rides on the K2 platform – due to it, the interior is getting more spacious.
4. Boosted desirability. The hatchback boasts a refined European look with LED daytime running lights, distinctive taillights, a range of 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheels and a traditional ‘Tiger Nose’ grille. Well, the exterior plays deep.
5. For a sharper drive, the Sportswagon has gained a tuned suspension and a quicker steering.
6. Focusing on ergonomics and safety. A host of safety systems including driver attention warnings, lane keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist, easy parking or smart cruise control will make your drive safer.
7. Say ‘bye’ to the naturally aspirated 1.6 engine. A selection of the new engines is available – you can get the new 1.4-liter petrol or 1.6-liter diesel unit mated to a seven-speed double clutch transmission. Along with it, the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder (good for 118hp), 1.4-liter naturally aspirated (good for 99hp) and 1.4-liter turbocharged (good for 138hp) engines will be offered in Europe. They, however, will come with a six-speed manual.
8. 100,000-mile warranty for next 7 years.