The 2018 Kia Cee’d has appeared almost completely undisguised in South Korea. Spy shots published on Bobaedream.co.kr show the car undergoing emissions test without any camouflage at the rear.
The third generation Kia C’eed’s design was previewed by the Kia Proceed Concept at IAA 2017. The concept’s influence is evident on the 2018 Kia Cee’d’s sides, where it incorporates a raised shoulder line and a notably slimmer greenhouse. At the rear, the compact hatchback features a more aggressive bumper with sharper ends, sportier tail lamps and fully redesigned tailgate. One of the spy shots reveals the car’s front-end and gives a glimpse of the redesigned bumper and grille layout as well as the new four-element headlamps.
The 2018 Kia Cee’d is expected to share its engines with the latest Hyundai i30. The Hyundai offering is available with 100 PS 1.4-litre MPI, 120 PS 1.0-litre T-GDI, 127.5 PS 1.6-litre MPI, 140 PS 1.4-litre T-GDI and 164 PS 1.6-litre GDi petrol engines and 95 PS 1.6-litre CRDi, 110 PS 1.6-litre CRDi and 136 PS 1.6-litre diesel engines. Transmission choices may include 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.
Reports say that the 2018 Kia Cee’d will have its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. Kia is yet to make an official announcement.