CAR GARAGE | Kia Ceed SW (2013) | The Kia cee'd Sportswagon was revealed alongside the cee'd hatchback at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and matches it throughout for style, quality, technology, equipment and safety. The cee'd Sportswagon is exclusively for European markets. With the fleet market so dominant, the cee'd Sportswagon will be sold exclusively in the UK with advanced and highly efficient turbodiesel engines. With their high torque outputs and low operating and running costs, they are ideally suited to the heavy loads and high mileages Often Inflicted on estate cars by business operators.
Electronic Stability Control (ESP), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), plus Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) are standard every model. In total, 57 per cent of the new body is made from high-tensile steel, with ultra-high-tensile steel in the B-pillar structures. The A-pillars, door inner rail and upper and lower body structures have been reinforced. New transverse cross-members link the front and rear suspension mounts, new pressings attach the boot floor to the tailgate opening, the roof rail is connected to the C-pillar and there is a new floor cross-member.
Some 20 per cent of Žilina's quality control staff have experience with other car manufacturers or suppliers. Kia devised an innovative new Rotation Dipping Painting System to Ensure cee'd is totally resistant to corrosion, and that its paintwork has a uniform luster. Kia is so pleased with the process that cee'd range comes with a five-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.
Two engines - 1.4-and 1.6-liter turbodiesels from the European-designed and European-made U2 range - are available in the new cee'd Sportswagon. The 1.4-liter unit has a wastegate turbocharger while the 1.6 features a variable geometry turbocharger roomates adjusts the flow of exhaust gases by altering the angle of the turbo vanes According to engine requirements to raise performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This increases swirl at low-to-mid loads to reduce emissions and decreases it at high loads to maximise power. Both now deliver better low-speed performance. An improved electronic control unit Reduces noise and emissions by optimizing the amount of fuel injected and the injection time
The 1.6-liter U2 engine is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy is 64.2mpg. For buyers who prefer the convenience of an automatic gearbox, Kia offers the 1.6 CRDi with a six-speed torque converter transmission in place of the four-speed unit which was available with the Kia Ceed SW. The automatic diesel version of the new cee'd Sportswagon can Accelerate from 0-60mph in 11.7 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph.