At the auto show in Geneva in 2018, together with the KIA Ceed hatchback 3 generation debuted and the versatile Sportswagon on its base. The car became noticeably longer, which provided an impressive increase in the volume of the trunk, and expensive versions can boast a decent level of equipment.
Completely new KIA Ceed Sportwagon 2018-2019 (photo, price) in front of the original copy hatch, and from the car of the previous generation it is distinguished by a different grille, another optics and a re-decorated bumper with vertical sections on the Ceed and prescribed in them DRL strips.
In the profile, the station wagon is distinguished by a huge window of the cargo hold, the contours of which are familiar to us on the hybrid Hyundai i30 Wagon. It should be noted that the predecessor in this respect looks much more elegant. Finish the image of the converted luggage compartment cover with a small spoiler under the rear window and fitted under it horizontal lights with diode sections.
In the cabin, KIA Ceed Sportswagon in the new body again is no different from its source – here the instrument panel with two wells and a large screen of the onboard computer between them, the same steering wheel and the entire front panel. Between the central ventilation deflectors is a display of a multimedia system, which can be five, seven or eight inches.
The overall length of the station wagon is 4,600 mm (the hatch is shorter by 300 mm, and the old SW is 95), the wheelbase is 2,650, the width is 1,800 (+ 20), and the height is 1,465 (-20). The volume of the trunk grew by 72 liters – up to 600 liters (this is 395 liters more than the hatch). The compartment itself is equipped with hooks and guides, and the backs of the second row, when folded, form an even floor.
The basis of the car lay the K2 platform with multi-link suspension in the front and rear and sharper steering. In the European market, the model is available with turbo engines T-GDI with a working volume of 1.0 (120 hp) and 1.4 (140 hp) liters, as well as a new 1.6-liter turbodiesel CRDI series U3 115 or 136 forces).
At the base, all the engines are paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, but diesel engines and a top-end gasoline engine can be ordered in conjunction with a seven-band robot with two clutches. And the car will be offered with a 1.4-liter atmospheric per 100 “horses”, whereas we will not have an initial three-cylinder engine and diesel engines.
Packages and prices
The start of sales of the new KIA Ceed SW in the market is planned for the third quarter of 2018, there is no information on the trim levels and prices yet. Most likely, the cost of the car noticeably grows up, because the car has got quite expensive equipment.
For example, here there was an upholstery of the salon with natural leather, JBL Premium audio system, LED head optics, electric drive of the fifth door, and a complex of security systems.
The latter includes automatic switching of the main beam to the near, adaptive cruise control with the function of recognition of pedestrians, the function of holding in the lane, preventing frontal collisions and monitoring the condition of the driver.