The Korean automaker is seriously prepared for the upcoming International Motor Show in Frankfurt, which will be held in September this year. From the point of view of Russian consumers and motorists from the CIS countries, the greatest interest is the updated 2018-2019 Kia Ceed.
It is noteworthy that the company has updated its entire line, from the five-door hatchback and the SW wagon, ending the three-door version of the Pro Ceed and charged modification GT.
We can not say that global changes. Especially when it comes to appearance. However, changes have occurred, and did not notice them quite difficult. The most important thing – 2018-2019 Kia seriously touched the technical part and has made significant adjustments in this component.
Recall that the first Sid appeared in 2006. Since then he has regularly ranked in the top of the most popular models in Europe. This is clearly evidenced by the figures. So, for the period from 2006 to May , it has sold over one million different versions of the 2018-2019 Kia Ceed. In , sales in Europe about 75 thousand cars KIA Sid second generation. Actually, it was the second generation of the manufacturer decided to upgrade to the year.
Exterior 2018-2019 Kia Sid
Judging from the photo and video materials, innovations on the body is really not very much. But the updated elements visible to the naked eye.
The front part is now decorated with new fog lamps, massive bumpers and correct. Fog lights, by the way, concluded the chrome edging, which gave more expressive front fascia. Raised grille also slightly changed, but it has retained its tiger’s nose.
Sideways designers did not create anything new. And if it was necessary? But now buyers can choose among an expanded range of new wheel design. All are made of light alloy and has a diameter of 16-17 inches.
The rear part has got a new bumper, correct lines, as well as altered marker lamps with LED filling.
Interior 2018-2019 Kia Ceed
Long rant on the subject of the interior does not make sense. All because there was no absolutely no change.
How can we explain such a decision by 2018-2019 Kia? Pretty simple. According to the research of the consumer market, customers were satisfied with the quality and level of ergonomics salon. Therefore, why change something that is pleasant to buyers?
Interior modern meets the current requirements and standards, provides a comfortable fit front and rear, has an impressive volume of the luggage compartment, and so on. Because we can safely move on to the next section of our review.
Only the producer raising the quality of finishing materials, improved sound insulation and sound insulation. This, incidentally, one of the few moments in which consumers have had complaints. It is obvious that the Korean automaker is listening to its customers and has a close relationship with them. Not surprisingly, the 2018-2019 Kia is so popular around the world.
As for equipment, it largely depends on the amount that the customer is willing to pay for a car of Korean production. Plus, different versions have their own equipment nuances.
Anyway, the most interesting to the list of equipment proposed for 2018-2019 Kia Ceed family include:
- dual-zone climate control;
- the drive for the driver’s seat;
- position memory settings, heated driver’s seat;
- TFT display;
- panoramic sunroof;
- LED and xenon head optics swivel function when entering the turns;
- help system for parallel parking;
- leather upholstery;
- multi-function steering wheel;
- advanced audio system;
- multimedia system with a color touch screen and so on.
Of course, basically it can be obtained in a variety of complete versions of 2018-2019 Kia Ceed or for a fee.
It is important to note the emergence of new options available for the updated Ceed family car:
- tracking system for objects in the blind spot;
- warning system about the speed limits on the road;
- assistance system when driving in traffic conditions;
- upgraded the parking assistance system.
Price 2018-2019 Kia Sid
Despite a number of changes, the emergence of new equipment and improvement of some of the nuances of the car, the manufacturer is not going to overstate the starting prices, and plans to keep them at the level dorestaylingovoy versions.
Recall that the current price for the base version of the 2018-2019 Kia Sid is from 600 rubles for Russian consumers. As the car equipment with additional options, as well as more powerful engines, the price tag could rise to 24 thousand dollars.
We note also that the production of an updated version of the 2018-2019 Kia family of Sid started at the beginning of July this year. The place of manufacture cars became the city Zilina located in Slovakia. It was from there the cars will go to Europe, Russia and other countries of the priority list for the Korean automaker.
Now we can talk about where there was, perhaps, the greatest number of changes within the restyling – the technical characteristics of the Korean car 2018-2019 Kia family of Sid.
Engineers have improved the suspension, reduced the level of vibration, lowered noise in the cabin. 2018-2019 Kia also now uses the new reliance on the rear rack, other ball bearings and anti-roll bars are hollow now. Also, certain adjustments provided for steering and front axle.
As for the engines, here too there are newcomers.
- Attractive looks new base powerplant. In his role as advocates turbocharged petrol engine with three-cylinder volume of 1.0 liters. Depending on the factory settings, its capacity can be 100 or 120 horsepower. Torque is thus unchanged – 172 Nm.
- Save and two petrol engines from dorestaylingovoy version – of 1.4 and 1.6 liters capacity of 100 and 128 horsepower respectively.
- Regarding diesel engines, it is one, but in three versions. With the volume of 1.6 liters, the power generated can be 110, 128 or 136 horsepower.
You can choose from for all engines of the two gearshift options:
- six-speed manual gearbox;
- dedicated six speed automatic transmission.
Of special mention is the new gearbox, which will be available only for the most powerful diesel engine capacity of 136 horsepower – 7 DCT. It semidiapazonny robot with two clutches.
Video Test Drive 2018-2019 Kia Sid
2018-2019 Kia has done a good job, correcting some mistakes and improving its already good, reliable and high-quality car.
In fact, the popularity of 2018-2019 Kia Sid is caused by such factors. Consumers like 2018-2019 Kia pricing and what they get for the money. 2018-2019 Kia Ceed and its model – is a good example of what modern consumers want from a modern car.