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2012 Kia cee’d revealed

Wed, 15 Feb 2012

The 2012 Kia cee’d debuts at Geneva

After a single photo of the 2012 Kia cee’d in January, Kia now reveals its new cee’d ahead of a Geneva debut.

Just like sibling Hyundai, Kia is on the up and the new 2012 Kia cee’d promises another jump in quality and appeal when it arrives in the UK in June after a public debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next month.

We had one photo of the new Kia cee’d last month, but now Kia has really pushed the boat out and sent us a whole four photos of their new Golf-sized offering. Not much to go on, we admit, but it’s what we expected; decent tweaks to the cee’d all round.

The new cee’d is longer and wider than the current cee’d, and it sits lower too. Up front there’s the new Kia ‘Tiger-Nose’ grill, wraparound headlights with LED running lights and prominent wings. There’s also a new Kia badge, stuck on the bonnet instead of the grill and chrome trim round the windows.

Inside, Kia has pushed the cee’d more upmarket with new materials, switchgear, touchscreen stuff and an improved driving position. Kia say the cockpit is ‘Aircraft-Themed’ with the main control panel wrapped round the steering wheel so everything is within easy reach for the driver. Expect engines to be tweaked versions of the current cee’d although we’re expecting a ‘Hot’ cee’d with the turbo from the Veloster in 2013.

The new Kia cee’d will debut at Geneva next month and go on sale in the UK in June.

(4 photos – click any thumbnail for full size)

By Cars UK