A hatchback that holds its own with the Astra, Fiesta and Golf
Korean car firm Kia used to stand for value for money - now you can add style to the reasons to buy.
And the Ceed is the perfect example of how far Kia have come in the style stakes in a very short period of time.
This is a hatchback that can more than hold its own if you park it next to a VW Golf, Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Astra. The style revolution is just as noticeable on the inside. Just a few years a go Kia interiors were a sea of grey plastics. Now the Ceed features premium piano black and mock aluminium trim on the centre console and the cabin had a much more upmarket feel.
On higher grade models you get half leather seats and all the luxuries you’d expect on an executive car costing twice the money, including Sat Nav, cruise control, reversing parking camera to alloy wheels and even electric folding wing mirrors.
The Ceed is a nice car to drive with a selection of petrol and diesel engines, but the one to go for is the 1.6 litre diesel that returns between 65 and over 70 mpg. It’s also got plenty of interior space for five and a 362litre boot along with folding rear seats for added practicality.
If that wasn't enough Kia has retained its great value for money with a seven year warranty to add peace of mind to its other strengths, which make it a sensible allround buy.
* Smart styling * Great value * Economical and practical *