The Plug-in Hybrid edition of the Ceed Sportswagon is designed to sit at the top of the estate car range, with a generous specification and long list of standard equipment. Equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and combined with a closed ‘tiger-nose’ grille, which aid air flow and deliver a sportier overall appearance.
All of the exterior lights feature LED technology, including bi-function LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LEDs for the taillight clusters and high-mounted brake lights. Automatic headlight control, rain sensing front wipers and a front wiper de-icer all combine to assist the driver during inclement weather conditions. Roof rails provide a practical touch, while the stylish design is reinforced by fitment of privacy glass to the rear windows and tailgate.
Inside, the level ‘3’ model features black cloth seat trim and faux leather bolsters, in addition to a leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift, while a satin chrome finish is applied to the fascia trim and interior door handles, delivering an upmarket ambience. Dual automatic air conditioning, cruise control and speed limiter, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, drive mode select and an engine start/stop button with Smart Entry system completes the car’s interior attributes.
Ceed Sportswagon PHEV owners have access to a new 10.25-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation system, European mapping and a Traffic Messaging Channel. These are linked to a reversing camera integrated with the navigation screen. It also features Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom® Live. The infotainment system includes DAB radio with MP3 compatability and Kia’s new UVO CONNECT telematics system. UVO CONNECT puts a raft of information at owners’ fingertips, including live traffic, weather, and parking availability. The infotainment system allows smartphone users access to both Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM, and it is Bluetooth® multi connection-enabled, allowing occupants to connect two mobile devices at once for hands-free phone calls and music streaming.
Safety equipment includes six airbags (front, side and curtain with front passenger cut-off switch), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with city and pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High-Beam Assist (HBA) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC).
In EV mode, the Ceed Sporstwagon Plug-in Hybrid has the ability to travel up to 37 miles using a 3.3kW AC charger, the battery pack can be replenished to 100 per cent in just 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The new Ceed Sportswagon ‘3’ Plug-in Hybrid is available to order now from Kia showrooms, with the first vehicles arriving in the UK in April 2020.