Two more body versions – a shooting brake and a SUV will join the latest-generation Kia Ceed hatchback, apart from already unveiled Sportswagon.
The hatch will enter the market in August, and the sports wagon – at the end of this year. The shooting break will be presented at the Motor Show in Paris in October under the Proceed name, which was used for the three-door Cee’d and the concept shown at last year’s auto show in Frankfurt. As in the case of the hatchback, the name will lose its apostrophe and underscore.
Kia positions the SUV and the shooting break as more premium than a standard hatchback, which could be a rival to the Audi A3, Mercedes A-Class and BMW 1-Series. The shooting break is expected to be available on sale in 2019, and the SUV – in 2020.
The company has also confirmed that there will the Ceed with a mild-hybrid 48-volt technology, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. All modifications of the model will be built on the K2 platform.
The lineup of engines for top trim levels of the SUV and the shooting brake will include more powerful petrol and diesel motors, as well as advanced safety systems, level two autonomous technology and the latest connectivity.
Source: Auto Express
Photo: 2019 Kia Ceed Sportswagon