The next Kia Ceed was recently surprised during road tests, hidden under multiple layers of camouflage.
The exterior camouflage does not allow to discover much, but this new opus of model Kia best sold in Europe should be inspired the Kia Rio unveiled at the Mondial de l’Auto last September. It should adopt the latest evolution of the famous grille Tiger Nose by Peter Schreyer.
The Kia Ceed photographed happily unveils a bit more about its interior. The dashboard keeps its center console oriented towards the driver in its lower part while the upper part is inspired by the latest creations of the brand with a central screen surrounded by two aerators. The small size of the screen 5 inches of infodivertsmentment suggests that the photographed version is an entry-level finish. An 8.5-inch screen should be available for the finest finish with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features.
Technically, the Kia Ceed shares its bases with the Hyundai i30. As a safety issue, the Kia Ceed is expected to offer the AEBS (Autonomous Emergency Braking with collision warning), adaptive cruise control ACC (but not to complete shutdown), blind spot monitoring, Rear market traffic, queue support, traffic sign recognition, automatic code / headlight switching and driver attention monitoring.
The third generation of the Kia Ceed should be officially revealed at the next Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017.
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