Hatchback Kia Ceed 3 generation presented officially on February 15, 2020, without waiting for the Geneva International Motor Show , where the novelty will mark the world premiere. The “third” hatchback Kia Ceed with the change of generations received not only a simplified name (the previous two generations were called Kia cee’d ), but also lost three-door versions. However, the Kia Sid universal has been preserved in the production program of the Korean company and will be shown in Geneva. In our review of Kia Ceed 3, 2019-2020, photos and videos, the price and specifications, the specifications of the Korean hatchback C-Class Kia Sid 3 2020 in Russia, a car created in Europe and for Europe. Production of a new generation of Kia Sid is scheduled to begin in May 2020 at the plant Kia Motors Slovakia in the city of Zilina. The start of European sales will be at the end of the second quarter of this year, and until Russia the new Ceed will get in the fall. According to preliminary information, the price of the new Kia Ceed 3 in the basic configuration with a 100-horsepower 1.4-liter atmospheric engine will be just over 15,000 euros.
Since entering the market in December 2006 as of the beginning of 2020, the Kia cee’d family cars of the first and second generation have sold in Europe with a total circulation exceeding 1280,000 copies. At the same time, thanks to Kia Sid, the Korean company increased its sales in Europe more than twice from 2006 to 2019, from 225,000 to 472,000 cars. In 2020, Kia Motors Europe plans to sell more than 500,000 cars. By the way, Kia Ceed and crossover Kia Sportage provide the Korean company in the European market with more than 32% of the total sales.
As already mentioned, the new Kia Sid is completely created in Europe and for Europe, however, like the predecessors of the novelty. The new generation of the model was created in Frankfurt, Germany under the leadership of designers Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume, and received from the creators of the body, made in the style of “Mature athleticism”. It sounds cool, and you can even say pathetic, but … the sedan for the American market Kia Forte 3 generation (the American version of the new Kia Cerato) looks more vivid, and the budget Kia Rio looks no worse.
In a word, in the exterior design of the new generation Kia Ceed body, evolutionary processes are observed and nothing more. In this case, the appearance of the “third” Ceed may even seem boring and ordinary, and the brightest details on the body of the hatchback are the headlights of the head light (optional as an LED), the front bumper with a large mouth of the air intake and a chic splitter, with a stylish LED pattern.
At the heart of the third generation of Kia Sid lies the new K2 platform. That’s just “new” it can be called with great reserve. In fact, we have before us a modernized and improved “cart” of the previous generation model with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link rear, but … the geometry of the suspension has been completely changed, the steering shows more acuity, and in addition a mass of electronic assistants and assistants, .
For the hatchback, the Lane Follow Assist system is available that monitors the marking and moving cars ahead, providing acceleration and braking at speeds up to 130 km / h. For a surcharge Smart Cruise Control with the function of Stop & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system with pedestrian detection and Smart Parking Assist.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Kia Ceed 2019-2020 year are 4310 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, 1447 mm in height, with 2650 mm of wheelbase.
- The “third” Ceed retained identical body length and wheelbase dimensions with the predecessor Kia cee’d 2 generations, but the body of the novelty was 20 mm wider and 23 mm lower.
- For the new generation of hatchback, 12 enamel colors and a wide selection of wheel disks are available: steel R15, light alloy and steel R16, as well as light-alloy aluminum with diamond cut and two-color R17.
Salon of the new generation of the Korean hatchback Kia Sid became more hospitable, and the useful cargo volume of the luggage compartment increased to 395 liters. For furnish of an interior fabric, artificial or natural leather, stylish decorative inserts “under metal” are offered. The design of the front part of the cabin pleases with the carefully thought out arrangement of all the equipment providing high ergonomics and comfortable driving.
The C-Class hatchback comes with a 7-pillow airbag, light and rain sensors, keyless entry system, a highly informative dashboard with a color on-board computer screen, a multimedia system with screen sizes of 5, 7 and 8 inches, air conditioning or dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, the driver’s and front passenger’s seats with heating and ventilation, as well as the electric adjustment of the driver’s seat. You can buy a regular navigator and audio system JBL Premium.
There is a Drive Mode Select system that allows you to select Normal or Sport modes (different engine, gearbox and steering characteristics). As an option, the ECO Pack system (active Active Air Flap louvres, special Michelin tires with reduced rolling resistance, understated suspension).
Specifications Kia Ceed 2019-2020 year.
For the 3rd generation of the Kia Sid hatchback, the manufacturer intends to offer gasoline engines (atmospheric and turbocharged) and newest turbodiesels (model U3) equipped with a urea system for neutralizing exhaust gases (meeting the stringent Euro 6d-TEMP requirements). For all engines, by default, 6 MKPPs are offered, but for the most powerful petrol and diesel engines, a 7-step “robot” with a pair of clutch discs is available as an option.
Gasoline engines for Kia Ceed 3 2020:
- Atmospheric four-cylinder 1.4-liter MPI (100 HP 172 Nm) with 6 manual.
- The turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-liter T-GDI (120 HP 172 Nm) paired with 6 manual transmissions.
- The turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4-liter T-GDI (140 hp) in the campaign with 6 MKPP or 7 DCT.
Diesel for Kia Ceed 3 generation of 2020:
- Four-cylinder turbo diesel engine 1.6 CRDi is offered in two variants of 115 power in tandem with 6 manual gearboxes and 136 forces, capable of being aggregated with both 6 manual gearboxes and with an optional 7-speed robotic gearbox. At the diesel engine, regardless of the power, the maximum torque is 280 Nm. The manufacturer claims a very modest fuel consumption of the newest turbo diesel engines at 3.8-4.1 liters in mixed mode of motion.