2019 Kia Ceed SUV
Kia all but validated to carwow that an SUV based upon the Ceed will join the line-up, when we spoke to the company at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. There will be an SW-badged estate and trendy shooting brake en route too. The as-yet-unnamed SUV will squeeze between the Stonic and Sportage in both size and price, and is anticipated to be exposed in a year or so prior to going on sale in late 2019.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Styling
If the Ceed SUV shares the sharp styling of the updated Ceed hatchback– on sale in mid-2018– then it’ll be rather a handsome thing. Expect the Ceed’s Stinger-inspired front end, complete with that pinched ‘tiger-nose’ grille, to be modified and made larger, and it’s likely to retain a comparable shape and window line to the standard Ceed.
Some critics have called the styling of the Stonic too plain, and the Sportage has also gotten mixed reviews. The Ceed SUV could strike a fine balance in between the two and offer a more flamboyant style than some other mid-size SUVs– in a market as crowded as this, and with numerous competent options, the Ceed SUV will need to look excellent. While there will be greater ground clearance and rugged-looking touches such as black plastic wheel arches, it’ll look more restrained than such cars as the Hyundai Kona.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Interior
Kia has actually taken the Ceed hatchback upmarket with its brand-new model, with a completely upgraded interior. The Ceed SUV will likely have a cabin that is extremely comparable, if not similar, which implies a sleeker centre console with a new touchscreen infotainment system poking up from the control panel.
The Ceed SUV will have a taller and larger body than the car on which it’ll be based, so it may be the one to choose if you’re vertically gifted. That stated, the 2018 Ceed has visibly more head and legroom than the outbound model, recommending that you won’t be left desiring for area in either car.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Practicality
If you ‘d like extra boot area over the Ceed however can’t see yourself in the Ceed SW estate, the SUV will definitely deserve considering. Anticipate around 460 litres of boot space– that ‘d be an extra 65 litres over the hatchback, and roughly ten litres more than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It’s not likely to have as much boot capability as cars such as the Peugeot 3008 due to the fact that it’s set to be smaller sized– the Sportage is a more direct alternative to cars like that. However, the boot is most likely to have lots of smart, well-thought-out features, such as an adjustable boot floor that’ll make it much easier to fill.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Engines and Driving
In the Ceed hatchback, the engine range consists of a 120hp 1.0-litre fuel, a 140hp 1.4-litre gas and a 1.6-litre diesel with power outputs of 115hp and 136hp. All of these will be readily available on the SUV, with perhaps a larger engine joining the line-up– potentially the 174hp 1.6-litre turbo gas offered on the Sportage.
Unlike the Stonic, the Ceed SUV is likely to have a four-wheel-drive option. It will not be able to match a Land Rover’s off-road capabilities and would just be readily available on the most pricey models, but it’ll offer an additional bit of security through the worst winter season weather condition.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Price and Release Date
Kia has actually simply confirmed that it’ll build a Ceed SUV, so we are at least a year from seeing a car that’s almost ready to go on sale. It’s expected to go on sale towards completion of 2019 or early in 2020, and will begin with somewhere near the ₤ 18,000 mark. Top-spec four-wheel-drive models will command nearly ₤ 30,000 prior to choices.