➤With summer now firmly in the rear-view mirror, KIA is introducing a series of updates across its UK product stable for their 2020 model years, all of which are available to order now.
- Integrated Stop & Go now fitted to all models with a manual gearbox.
- ‘1’ grade models receive a makeover thanks to new wheel trims
The Picanto city car has come in for a pit stop and had its eco-credentials enhanced thanks to the addition of Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) on all models equipped with a manual gearbox. At the same time, the Picanto 1.0-litre now features four-seats, in place of the previous five-seat arrangement and the range-entry ‘1’ model gets a style upgrade with a new design of wheel trims.
ProCeed ‘GT-Line Lunar Edition’
- The ‘GT-Line Lunar Edition’ is named after its exclusive Lunar Silver paintwork.
- Panoramic sunroof and LED bi-function headlights.
Following the success of the Ceed ‘GT-Line Lunar Edition’, similar special edition treatment has now been extended to the ProCeed, too. Available in showrooms now, the ProCeed ‘GT-Line Lunar Edition’ features classy premium Lunar Silver paintwork as standard, as well as a panoramic sunroof and LED bi-function headlights.
The 138hp 1.4-litre T-GDi engine is available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox. You’ll find the same black cloth seat trim with faux leather bolsters with integrated ‘GT-Line’ logo and grey stitching that feature on the ‘GT-Line’ variants, in addition to a smart and sporty-looking leather D-cut steering wheel with contrasting grey stitching.
Heated seats and steering wheel are also included, which are perfect for the reduction in temperatures this autumn.
- Upgrades to the satellite navigation system displays.
- Introduction of 12.3-inch Full Digital Cluster on ‘GT-Line S’ models.
- ADAP now fitted to Ceed ‘3’ Sportwagon models as standard.
The Ceed has come in for a technology boost for the 2020 model year, with upgrades to the satellite navigation system displays on all versions. A new 8.0-inch touchscreen display replaces the outgoing 7.0-inch unit, while a widescreen 10.25-inch unit takes the place of the 8.0-inch navigation display.
The new UVO CONNECT telematics system is available with the 10.25-inch touchscreen and puts a raft of information at owners’ fingertips, including live traffic, weather, and parking availability. And at the same time, ‘GT-Line S’ models gain a brand new 12.3-inch Full Digital Cluster.
Ceed ‘3’ Sportwagon models now feature the Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP) as standard, which comprises of Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection, and on DCT versions the addition of Smart Cruise Control, Electronic Parking Brake, centre console with storage box and sliding armrest, as well as rear air ventilation.
- 48-volt mild hybrid (MHEV) technology now standard on all diesel models
Earlier in the year, 48-volt mild hybrid technology was added to selected models in the Sportage line-up, and this efficient new technology is being extended to all diesel variants in the model-range, from level ‘1’ to ‘GT-Line S’. The technology has the benefit of lowering both VED and company car BiK taxation, providing lower costs for both private and business motorists.
- New ‘Blue Edition’ featuring 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
- Unique premium Electric Blue paintwork.
- Electronic controlled suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels standard.
A bold new addition to the Stinger line-up has just arrived in UK showrooms, powered by the 242hp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Called the ‘Blue Edition’, it features all of the standard equipment normally associated with ‘GT-Line S’ models, with the addition of the eye-catching Electric Blue premium paintwork, 19-inch alloy wheels and electronic controlled suspension.
Up until now, these two last features have been reserved for the flagship Stinger ‘GT S’, while the Electric Blue paintwork is also exclusive to this model. Priced at £37,375, the Stinger ‘Blue Edition’ represents a price premium of just £1,400 above the cost of the ‘GT-Line S’ model.