After just three years on the market, the third generation of the Kia Ceed received a refreshed version, with a revised exterior design and improved powertrains.
When the Korean carmaker introduced its new logo and new corporate image, most of its cars were new and still had the older badge. Along with their facelifted versions, though, they received the new, clear logo. Moreover, when it updated the Ceed, the carmaker improved also the safety systems as well. Some of the changes were mandatory, while the carmaker offered others as a bonus package.
From the outside, the 2022 model-year Ceed showed a revised front fascia, sporting the new badge on the hood’s edge. Also, the compact-segment vehicle featured a new grille with a restyled “tiger-nose” signature. In addition, Kia improved the design of the headlights with full-LED units for the GT-line package, which also sported a more aggressive front bumper, 17” light-alloy wheels, and a roof spoiler.
Inside, the carmaker installed bucket seats with a choice of nine upholstery finishes, including black suede leather with contrasting stitching in gray for the GT-Line, and signature red for the GT models. For the instrument panel, Kia installed a large, 12.3-inch display instead of the regular analog dials. It was complemented on the center stack by a 10.25” touch-screen for the infotainment unit.
Under the hood, the carmaker offered a choice of gasoline, diesel, and mild-hybrid drivetrains paired with either a manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic (dual-clutch).