The Ceed’s infotainment system is a welcome breath of fresh air because, unlike the set-ups in some rivals, ease of use seems to take precedence over style. Big, bold displays and clearly labelled controls are the order of the day, and the wealth of steering wheel-mounted buttons is easy to get used to.
Switching between functions is easy and all versions come with a Bluetooth connectivity function that’s easy to set up. USB and auxiliary input sockets are standard across the range, and these are located beneath the centre console so they’re easy to access. There are two 12v power sockets between the front seats, too.
A touchscreen system that incorporates sat-nav and reversing camera functions is standard for the top three trims. It’s mounted conveniently close to the steering wheel and has buttons at either side that make it easy to skip to certain functions on the move.
The ‘supervision cluster’ instrument display fitted to high-spec cars has to be seen to really be appreciated. It’s effectively an HD upgrade for the main instrumentation, delivering superb clarity to help minimise eyestrain.
GT models get an additional button on the steering wheel which changes the instrument cluster’s graphics and also increases the sound of the engine. It’s a shame that this sound symposer is only an illusion, because it only emphasises how poor the GT’s standard engine note is.