New Kia Ceed and ProCeed revealed: price, specs and release date

John Tallodi
July 15, 2021

The facelifted Kia Ceed and ProCeed have just been revealed with a number of exterior and interior updates. Read on for more details on this popular family car.

  • Facelifted Kia Ceed and ProCeed revealed
  • Completely redesigned front end
  • New full LED headlight units
  • Revised interior
  • Over-the-air updates introduced
  • Updated driver assistance systems
  • A range of updated petrol, diesel and hybrid engines to be offered
  • Pricing likely to increase slightly
  • One sale in October 2021

The popular Kia Ceed and ProCeed have just been updated to help these practical family cars stay competitive against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

Along with a comprehensive exterior refresh to the hatchback, ProCeed shooting brake and Sportswagon estate body styles, the Ceed also gets updated engines and new in-car tech.

New Kia Ceed design

The Kia Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon estate and ProCeed have undergone a comprehensive update with a totally redesigned front end. There is now a new Kia logo on the trademark tiger-nose grille, large air intakes below the new LED headlamp units to give these cars a sportier and more purposeful look.

There are now six alloy wheel designs to choose from while the rear bumper has more pronounced plastic inserts and eye-catching LED taillights. In addition, Kia says that each body style and trim get unique design cues to better differentiate the lineup. There are now 13 paint colours for you to choose from, including four all-new hues: Machined Bronze, Lemon Splash, Yucca Steel Gray and Experience Green.

New Kia Ceed interior

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The new Kia Ceed’s interior has received a mild visual update. Nine upholstery finishes are available, 4 of which are all new. The optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch touchscreen remain and now offer remote connectivity with the Kia Connect smartphone app. Features include a valet mode and remote battery charging control on plug-in hybrids.

New Kia Ceed engines and driving

The Kia Ceed’s driver assistance package has been updated. Now the blind-spot warning system features active avoidance to help stop you from driving into the path of other cars while the driver attention warning system is also more advanced.

A full range of engines from petrol and diesel engines to mild and plug-in hybrids will be available. Power outputs range from 100hp to 204hp. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be on offer.

A plug-in hybrid offering up to 35.4 miles of pure electric range from its 8.9kWh battery pack will be best-suited to city commutes, while the top-spec 204hp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be available on the sporty GT models.

New Kia Ceed price and release date

The Kia Ceed is due for release in the fourth quarter (October onwards) of 2021. Prices have yet to be announced but as is usually the case with an updated product you can expect a slight increase over the current range.

This means an entry-level Kia Ceed should cost slightly more than £20,000, top-spec models will set you back around £28,000 and plug-in hybrids could set you back closer to £31,000.

Can’t wait for this new model to go on sale? Check out the latest Kia Ceed deals available through carwow or compare the top 10 hatchbacks you can buy now. 

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