...the new model cee’d proves that Kia is serious about good-looking cars and quality engineering that delivers low running costs and an enjoyable drive.
(PRWEB UK) 12 June 2012
Less than six years ago the Kia cee’d was launched to critical acclaim. Now, Hendy Kia is delighted to be launching an all-new second-generation cee’d to build on its predecessor’s pioneering work. The new Kia cee’d is now available to residents in Southampton, Eastleigh and Portsmouth from £14,395.
Mark Busby, New Car Sales & Marketing Director, Hendy Kia commented: “The first cee’d model changed everything for Kia. The quality was like nothing ever seen before from the manufacturer. Now, every model that Kia produces manages to turn heads, and the new cee’d will be no different; new model cee’d proves that Kia is serious about good-looking cars and quality engineering that delivers low running costs and an enjoyable drive.”
The cee’d was the first car to be offered with Kia’s industry-leading seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty – a feature now standard on every model in the range, and will be standard for the all-new cee’d launched at the start of this month.
The second-generation cee’d raises the benchmark for fuel-efficiency in its class, with average fuel consumption reductions of 4 per cent and CO2 emissions as low as 97g/km for the 1.6-litre diesel model – a remarkably low figure for a non-hybrid car.
All 1.6-litre manual versions of the cee’d are equipped with ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go), Kia’s engine stop/start system which is a major contributor to the efficiency improvements of the new range. By shutting down the engine when the car comes to rest and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch, it ensures that no fuel is used and no CO2 is emitted while waiting in traffic. The engine restarts as soon as the clutch is pressed.
The extensive standard and passive safety equipment of the previous cee’d – including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and six airbags – has been supplemented with new features. All versions of the new cee’d have Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) which causes the rear brake lamps to flash in an emergency stop to alert following drivers.
The new and improved audio system on cee’d incorporates Bluetooth with voice recognition in 10 languages, music streaming, iPod connectivity through the original iPod cable and 600Mb of MP3 memory within the headunit.
The new cee’d 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 cee’d ‘4’. All feature a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including 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, projection headlights, daytime running lights, remote central locking, a cooled glovebox, a flat-folding 60:40 split rear seat, ambient front lighting, an iPod-compatible audio system with radio and CD player, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity, ESP and VSM, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking.
The new cee’d, like its predecessor, was designed and engineered at Kia’s Frankfurt design studios and technical centre and is made at the company’s Ž ilina plant in Slovakia. Unlike the previous model, the new cee’d has been designed from the ground up by Kia’s celebrated Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.
As with all Kias, the cee’d comes with Kia's unique seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, which is fully transferable to subsequent owners.
For more details, contact:
Hendy Kia Eastleigh on 02380 271271 or visit the showroom at Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9PT
Hendy Kia Portsmouth on 02392 322900 or visit the showroom at Southampton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4RW
Information for Editors:
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 around 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 of sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit. Specialist operations include engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.
Hendy was founded in 1859 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 by grasping opportunities as they've appeared, and reviewed operations in order to remain efficient. 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.