2019 Kia Ceed SUV all but confirmed to carwow that an SUV based upon the Ceed will sign up with the line-up, when we spoke to the company at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. There will be an SW-badged estate and elegant shooting brake en route too. The as-yet-unnamed SUV will squeeze in between the Stonic and Sportage in both size and price, and is anticipated to be exposed in a year or so before going on sale in late 2019.
If the Ceed SUV shares the sharp styling of the updated Ceed hatchback– on sale in mid-2018– then it’ll be quite a good-looking thing. Expect the Ceed’s Stinger-inspired front end, total with that pinched ‘tiger-nose’ grille, to be modified and made bigger, and it’s likely to keep a similar shape and window line to the basic Ceed.
Some critics have actually called the styling of the Stonic too plain, and the Sportage has actually also gotten blended evaluations. The Ceed SUV might strike a great balance in between the 2 and use a more flamboyant design than some other mid-size SUVs– in a market as crowded as this, and with so many qualified alternatives, the Ceed SUV will need to look great. While there will be higher ground clearance and rugged-looking touches such as black plastic wheel arches, it’ll look more restrained than such vehicles as the Hyundai Kona.
Kia has actually taken the Ceed hatchback upmarket with its new design, with an entirely upgraded interior. The Ceed SUV will almost certainly have a cabin that is exceptionally similar, if not identical, which suggests a sleeker centre console with a brand-new touchscreen infotainment system poking up from the dashboard.
The Ceed SUV will have a taller and bigger body than the automobile on which it’ll be based, so it may be the one to choose if you’re vertically talented. That said, the 2018 Ceed has significantly more head and legroom than the outgoing model, recommending that you will not be left desiring for area in either cars and truck.
If you ‘d like extra boot area over the Ceed but can’t see yourself in the Ceed SW estate, the SUV will definitely deserve thinking about. Anticipate around 460 litres of boot area– that ‘d be an additional 65 litres over the hatchback, and roughly 10 litres more than the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It’s unlikely to have as much boot capability as cars and trucks 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 vehicles like that. Nevertheless, the boot is likely to have lots of clever, well-thought-out features, such as an adjustable boot flooring that’ll make it simpler to load.
In the Ceed hatchback, the engine range consists of a 120hp 1.0-litre fuel, a 140hp 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel with power outputs of 115hp and 136hp. All of these will be readily available on the SUV, with maybe a bigger engine joining the line-up– possibly the 174hp 1.6-litre turbo gas readily available on the Sportage.
Unlike the Stonic, the Ceed SUV is likely to have a four-wheel-drive choice. It will not be able to match a Land Rover’s off-road capabilities and would just be readily available on the most expensive models, however it’ll provide an additional bit of security through the worst winter season weather.
2019 Kia Ceed SUV Price and Release Date
Kia has simply verified that it’ll develop a Ceed SUV, so we are at least a year from seeing a vehicle that’s almost prepared to go on sale. It’s expected to go on sale towards the end of 2019 or early in 2020, and will start from someplace near the ₤ 18,000 mark. Top-spec four-wheel-drive designs will command nearly ₤ 30,000 before choices.