2022 Kia Ceed facelift revealed
Added: 14 July 2021
2022 Kia Ceed facelift revealed
Kia's bestselling Ceed range has received bold and contemporary enhancements for 2021, including dynamic and athletic design accents. The five door hatchback, sports wagon estate and shooting brake versions will reveal an entirely redesigned frontend. Sporty updates to the rear, restyled alloys and refreshed body colours and interior. The range will also be available with new powertrains.
The most obvious of the changes will be the redesigned front grille with prominent metallic accents and a closed-off design on the plug-in hybrid version. It's flanked by new headlights highlighting the new three arrow-shaped elements serving as the daytime running lights.
The five-door hatchback is available in either the GT-Line or the flagship GT trim. Boasting restyled taillights with n 48 honeycomb-shaped elements covered with smoked glass. The rear clusters even feature dynamic lights as the LEDs light up in a progressive sequence when the turn signals are activated.
Kia's design team have also redesigned the bumpers. With the front adding a glossy black trim on the side serving as a visual extension of the faux air intakes. Rounding off the changes are new 17 and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. Along with four fresh body colours: Experience Green, Yucca Steel Grey, Machined Bronze, and Lemon Splash.
People view their car as an extension of their interconnected lifestyle and expect various technologies to be available at the click of a button. Connectivity in the upgraded Ceed is about more than just telematics, Kia wants the driver to feel connected to the drive, to other passengers and road users around them.
Depending on grade, the driver is immediately 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.
A new ‘User Profile Transfer’ feature enables users to back up their in-vehicle Kia Connect preferences via the cloud and transfer settings from one vehicle to the next. This is designed for customers who often switch between different Kia Connect equipped cars, such as fleet drivers who use pool cars, or families with more than one Kia Connect equipped vehicle in their household.
Occupants can use Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ by connecting their smartphone to the infotainment system to project their phone's display for an improved onboard experience and shared enjoyment. To maintain connectivity on the go, rear passengers are presented with a USB charging port in the centre console.
Engines and powertrains
The engine lineup includes a turbocharged 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine producing 120 bhp. It comes with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. Benefiting from a 48V mild-hybrid setup to cut fuel consumption and emissions.
The same three-cylinder engine is available in a 100-bhp bi-fuel version by accepting LPG. While a 1.6-litre diesel boasts a 136-bhp output and it too has a mild-hybrid configuration.
Available with the estate model, the plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a 1.6-litre GDI engine with a 44.5-kilowatt electric motor. With a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic. The PHEV estate offers a combined output of 141 bhp and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque.
If you would like more performance you can step up to the 1.5-litre petrol with 160 bhp or the larger 1.6-litre reserved for the GT models. Where it pumps out 204 bhp and is linked exclusively to the seven-speed DCT.
Kia is expected to commence production of the 2022 Ceed facelift in August at its factory in Žilina, Slovakia. With customer deliveries by aimed at starting in October. The revised lineup encompasses the hatchback, estate, and the stylish Proceed, with the XCeed crossover likely getting these styling revisions at some point next year.
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