2018 Kia Ceed – verdict

Is the all-new version of this Volkswagen Golf rival a match for the best family hatchbacks?...

2018 Kia Ceed review – verdict

The combination of a punchy new petrol engine, improved interior trim and enhanced handling mean Kia has really upped the Ceed's game. And it's one of the most comfortable family cars around.

True, the Skoda Octavia remains a more practical choice, and Kia is still to confirm full prices and specs. But if it gets them right, the Kia Ceed will be a serious threat to the class leaders.

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

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Skoda Octavia

VW Golf

Kia Ceed 1.4 T-GDi

Price £tbc Engine 4cyls, 1368cc, petrol Power 138bhp at 6000rpm Torque 178 lb ft at 1500-3200rpm Gearbox 6-speed manual 0-62mph 8.9sec Top speed 130mph Official economy tbc CO2, tax band 128g/km, 26%


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