It was first presented in 2006 and received its first retreading in 2012 (2nd generation). This is taken up quite benevolently with praise for better equipment and especially processing. The engines pleased not quite as good.
The first two letters are, according to the Senior Vice President of KIA for the production in Europe and the last two for the design. In addition, the word seed for the sales success, which intended to rise obviously with this car.
The cee'd is produced in Žilina (Slovakia), the design comes from Rüsselsheim. Facelift 2015: Outside only rear bumper and taillights. The GT-design (available for a surcharge) is new for all models, to recognise at the four LED 'ice cubes' below. Then also the otherwise relaxing chassis is tuned harder.
Anyone who expects miracles from the new supercharged three-cylinder, will be disappointed, e.g. in view of good 11 seconds at the variant with 88 kW (120 HP). The noise level can convince however. If the turbo lag is overcome by high rotational speeds, the engine is also still thirsty.
The powerful diesel engine has gained performance and is also available with a dual clutch gearbox with seven gears instead of the thirsty converter automatic. However, the other engines must be content with an optional dual-clutch and six gears.
Nicely, the interior has become. Maybe a little flamboyant steering wheel, depending on the equipment and an imbalance between r.p.m. counter left and fuel gauge right. But great, the interior of the speedometer is used for the diverse display ads.
Assistants monitor traffic signs, the tracking, the blind spot, the parking and the cross traffic. However, the smartphone port causes still difficulties. Otherwise, there is more piano lacquer and soft plastic appearance in the interior. The car is praised also as quietly. By the way, it's amazing that Kia still does not allow direct downloading of brochures 09/15