(PRWEB UK) 13 September 2012
Hendy Kia is delighted to announce to Portsmouth and Eastleigh local motorists the arrival of the new cee'd Sportswagon that began production at Kia’s European manufacturing plant in Slovakia. The cee’d Sportswagon is the second new model to be built at the facility this year and will be available on Hendy Kia forecourts from 10 September.
Mark Busby, New Car Sales Director, Hendy Kia said: "We’re very excited to see the arrival of the cee’d Sportswagon just three months after the arrival of the stylish all-new Kia cee’d hatchback. Its predecessor, the cee’d SW, was a major success in the UK fleet and business market, and popular with family motorists – I’ve no doubt that the new model will equally capture the hearts and minds of our community in Portsmouth and Eastleigh.”
Replacing the former cee’d SW, the cee’d Sportswagon introduces a new model name which perfectly captures the new car’s character: adventurous, sporty, modern and technologically advanced, but with even more of the practicality and value.
On a practical level the new cee’d Sportswagon will appeal to those looking for a stylish and capacious estate car with the smallest possible footprint. The 1.4-litre CRDi cee’d Sportswagon is capable of 67.3mpg and has CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km, which means a Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) taxation rate of 15 per cent in 2012-13. Manual 1.6-litre CRDi versions, with CO2 emissions of 116g/km, fall into the 17 per cent BIK band, and are almost as sparing in their use of fuel, with official combined economy of 64.2mpg. With prices starting at £16,895 and rising to £24,795, and low maintenance and insurance costs, the new Kia cee’d Sportswagon will be an inexpensive car to run for business motorists and fleet operators, as well as private consumers.
With the fleet market so dominant, the cee’d Sportswagon will be sold exclusively in the UK with advanced and highly efficient turbodiesel engines. With their high torque outputs and low operating and running costs, they are ideally suited to the heavy loads and high mileages often inflicted on estate cars by business operators.
Like the new cee'd 5-door, introduced earlier this year, the new Sportswagon combines a sophisticated exterior design with high-quality interior materials and class-leading levels of refinement, while offering a selection of two petrol and two diesel engines across Europe.
As with every Kia, the new cee’d Sportswagon comes with a fully transferable seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
For details and to test drive the new cee’d Sportswagon, contact Hendy Kia Eastleigh on 02380 271271 or visit the showroom at Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9PT
Contact Hendy Kia Portsmouth on 02392 322900 or visit the showroom at Southampton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4RW
Notes to editors – about the cee’d Sportswagon
The cee’d Sportswagon is available in four trim grades – named ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’ in the now-customary Kia UK fashion – with the option of a ‘4 Tech’ version of the cee’d Sportswagon ‘4’.
All models from the ‘1’ feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including luggage area under-floor tray and side tray, a retractable and removable load cover, a boot light and a rear 12-volt power socket and roof rails. Also standard are electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows with auto up and down function, daytime running lights, remote central locking, cooled glovebox, flat-folding 60:40 split rear seats, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system with radio and CD player, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity, ESC and VSM, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), six airbags, speed-sensitive auto door locking and alloy wheels on all 1.6-litre versions.
cee’d Sportswagon ‘2’ adds cornering lights, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, electrically folding and heated door mirrors with LED indicators and kerbside lights, leather trim on the steering wheel, gearshifter and handbrake, greater use of chrome highlights, a rear centre armrest, all-round electric windows, luggage net, cruise control with speed limiter, reversing sensors and the Flex Steer function.
cee’d Sportswagon ‘3’ has in addition privacy glass, automatic headlights with a ‘follow-me-home’ function, rain-sensing front wipers with de-icing elements, a height-adjustable front passenger’s seat, electric lumbar support on both front seats, black and silver seat cloth, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with two-step air-flow control and a seven-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with European mapping, UK postcode entry with built-in colour reversing camera.
cee’d Sportswagon ‘4’ introduces the luggage area rail and partition system and barrier net, larger (17-inch) alloys, exterior illumination on the front door handles, black leather seats with contrasting grey inserts and three-stage heating, a heated steering wheel and electronic parking brake, an engine stop/start button and smart entry system, rear air ventilation, a premium centre console with sliding cover and a speed and multi-function LCD high-definition colour display, while the cee’d ‘4 Tech’ is distinguished by its panoramic sunroof, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, Parallel Park Assist System including front parking sensors, Lane Departure Warning System and Xenon adaptive front lighting system with automatic levelling.
Notes to Editors - The Hendy Group
Hendy Group Ltd
Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
Telephone: 023 8027 1271
Fax: 023 8062 7539
Hendy Group Ltd is a premier family motor group with in excess of 20 premises stretching across Southern England from Devon to West Sussex.
Hendy holds Ford, Mazda, Kia and Honda franchises, plus Ford and Iveco van and truck franchises. The company handles all aspects including sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit centres. Specialist operations include Liquid Petroleum Gas conversions, engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.
Hendy was founded in 1852 and whilst having grown to a company of significant geographical and economic size, the Hendy Group remains a closely-knit family concern. Currently, both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business.
Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice - grasping opportunities as they've appeared, reviewing operations in order to remain efficient and keeping up with manufacturers' changing demands. Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.