The Kia Cee’d is a well proportioned and good-looking hatchback, with plenty of equipment on offer. It also comes with an impressive seven-year warranty, meaning that customers needn’t worry about servicing costs after purchasing. However, with large model range, it can be difficult to pick out the right one for you. Luckily, we’ve done just that. We’ve picked out three cars taking three budgets into account.
The smart choice for saving money – Cee’d ‘I’
At £14,405 the Cee’d I is the cheapest car in the range, but that doesn’t mean that it falls short when it comes to standard equipment. Inside, there’s air conditioning, electric windows with auto up and down function, as well as USB ports to plug in MP3 players and smartphones. You’ll also find a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and music streaming.
On the outside, daytime running lights give the Cee’d a futuristic look and these incorporate projection headlights which provide an excellent amount of light during night time driving. Follow-me-home lights also make walking away from the car at night much safer, too. The car’s wing mirrors are also electrically adjustable and heated, meaning they’re much quicker to de-ice in winter.
The smart choice for those on a budget – Cee’d 4
The Cee’d 4 builds on the base car’s already impressive list of standard equipment. The biggest addition to the interior comes in the form of a 7-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, which includes European maps. The full map coverage makes it perfect for trips to the continent. Integrated into this is a reversing camera system, which allows for perfect manoeuvres every time.
Customers choosing the 4 are also treated to full leather seats, with the front two heated. A heated steering wheel is also included.
Outside, the biggest change sees 17-inch alloy wheels placed at each corner of the car, along with a graphite grille surround which gives the Cee’d a more purposeful look. Cornering lights make driving in the dark even easier, while rain sensing wipers add to the already strong list of included technology.
The smart choice for technophiles – Cee’d GT Line
The GT Line sits at the top of the Cee’d range and represents the very highest specification of car. With ice cube LED daytime running lights and newly-designed 17-inch alloy wheels, the GT Line looks noticeable different to the rest of the range. It also benefits from side sill mouldings that give the car a sportier look.
Although coming in at £19,320, the Cee’d GT Line is definitely the best car for those who love pressing buttons and trying out new technology. Driver and front passenger are treated to power lumbar support seats, while chrome interior door handles and dials help lift the cabin’s look. Stainless steel pedals finish off the GT Line’s sport feel.
While the Cee’d does have some definite differences between individual models in the range, all cars included benefit from exceptionally good standards of fit-and-finish as well as that all-important warranty. Whichever model you choose, you’re bound to enjoy many years of hassle-free motoring.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 15, 2016