GENEVA MOTORSHOW 2018
THE NEW KIA CEED AND A RANGE OF OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2018
Find out what we got up to at this year’s Geneva Motor Show as we showcased the latest exciting innovations and outstanding additions to the Kia line-up. Including the world premiere of the new Kia Ceed: our strongest design statement for the new iconic hatchback to date, equipped with some of the most advanced technologies in its class. Plus, the new Kia Ceed Sportswagon, delivering exceptional spaciousness and versatility in addition.
Also making its world premiere in Geneva was the new Kia Rio GT Line. Debuting for the first time in its new sport-infused GT-Line specification, it is ready to impress you with gran turismo-inspired design details inside and out, a responsive turbocharged engine and the latest technology and safety features. We were also very proud to showcase the new Kia Optima Sportswagon, which pairs tourer cargo space and versatility with design refinements for an even sportier look – together with a high-class, hi-tech cabin for maximum in-car comfort and enjoyment.
THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME: THE ALL NEW KIA CEED HATCHBACK & SPORTSWAGON
Powerful in looks and plentiful in features, the latest-generation Kia Ceed Hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon both deliver dynamic styling and dynamic driving in equal measure. Design enhancements inside and out express a bold and sophisticated athleticism that engages all the senses. With a host of innovative technologies that bring more comfort and safety to every journey. In short, they have everything to put the fun back into driving.
The new third-generation Kia Ceed Hatchback and Kia Ceed Sportswagon have plenty in common: A mature and athletic new design language with a more confident look that is emotive and precise in its execution. A cabin featuring sophisticated finishes and packed with an impressive range of advanced technologies that take comfort and safety to whole new levels. Not to mention new engines and suspension for a more enjoyable and engaging drive on every journey.
POWERFUL IN LOOKS. PLENTIFUL IN FEATURES
The evolved exterior design makes a bold impression with dynamic and bold new highlights including a dual-layered front grille framed by full LED headlamps and dazzling “Ice-Cube” LED Daytime Running Lights, new 17” two-tone alloy wheels and stylish rear LED Daytime Running Lights. This powerful appeal is matched with refined self-assured styling and a high-quality feel inside both cabins. More ergonomic than ever, the interiors welcome the driver and passengers alike with a range of soft-touch materials including full black leather upholstery. There’s a range of comfortable features too, such as heated and ventilated front seats, and rear heated seats.
GEAR UP FOR A FUN-LOVING DRIVE
Engineered with European roads in mind, the ride and handling characteristics of the new Kia Ceed Hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon have been tuned to elevate the driving experience in terms of dynamism, engagement, stability and control. A new fully-independent suspension system provides drivers with more agile and immediate handling responses. Thanks to the wide choice of powertrains on offer and an optional 7 speed dual clutch transmission with available Drive Mode Selection that lets you tailor your driving style – every road becomes more exciting and enjoyable to drive along.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR YOUR PLEASURE & SAFETY
Innovation sits at the heart of the new Kia Ceed Hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon, clearly expressed in a wide range of new technologies for superior comfort, effortless connectivity and optimised safety on the road. Take the seamless 8” touchscreen with its navigation system and automatic climate control, for instance. The excellent audio quality of the JBL premium sound system with Clari-Fi™ technology. Plus full smartphone integration with voice recognition and Bluetooth for managing all music and calls. And when it comes to safety, Drive Wise assistance technologies are dedicated to minimising potential dangers and making driving as easy and efficient as possible.
THE NEW KIA RIO GT LINE
DESIGNED TO CAPTURE ATTENTION. DRIVEN TO CAPTURE HEARTS
From its sporty dynamic handling, to its seductive curves, turbocharged engine, outstanding styling and smart technologies, the new Rio GT Line is just as bold and powerful on the open road as it is on the city streets. Delivering all that you’ve come to love about the Kia Rio plus a host of other exciting extras on offer with this new GT Line, driving is never just about getting from A to B. Every journey becomes an absolute delight.
SPORTY GT APPEAL IN EVERY DETAIL
With its stylish new GT-inspired design features such as the high-gloss black and chrome contoured radiator grille, unique GT-Line 17-inch alloy wheels, and striking ‘ice-cube’ LED fog lamps, the exterior styling of the new Kia Rio GT Line is the epitome of sporty refinement, conveying an assertive presence on the road that really stands out from the crowd. Add to this the stunning front bumper, the new rear bumper with twin exhaust tips, a chrome window trim, gloss black roof spoiler and sill highlights, and you have a car with a dynamic boldness in the finest gran turismo tradition, that simply begs to be driven.
A CABIN FOR PASSIONATE PERFECTIONISTS
The interior merges the Rio’s modern styling, sculptural forms and ergonomics with a series of unique GT-Line features – resulting in a cabin with a contemporary, chic and sporty feel to match the more athletic exterior. Just some of these sportier details that enhance the in-car experience include seats finished in eye-catching black synthetic leather and cloth with contrast grey stitching, a stunning black carbon-fibre-feel dash, and a sporty D-Cut steering wheel. On top of all this, both the driver and passengers benefit from this being one of the most spacious cabins in its class.
SAFER AND MORE CONNECTED THAN EVER BEFORE
A firm emphasis has also been placed on packing this latest Rio with the most advanced technological innovations – like the 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen HMI with navigation system, full smartphone integration, and a rear-view parking camera. It is also fitted with a host of technologies that make it the safest B-segment car Kia has ever made. They include the FCA system, which uses a long-range radar detection system to detect potential collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), which alerts the driver if they stray out of their lane without the use of indicators, and Kia’s new Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system, designed to combat distracted or drowsy drivers.