2022 KIA Ceed Review
2022 KIA Ceed – New photos show changes to body style, although thick cladding covers the front and back fascia, where most of the style changes hide. We hope the Ceed carts and hatches receive the exact design updates as Proceed.
The New Ceed will wear redesigned front and rear bumpers, new lighting elements, and a new grille, which should mimic the updated Proceed look.
2022 KIA Ceed
Spy shots reveal a more profound, stylish front grille as well as an updated headlight and taillight design; however, the thick layer hides the bumper’s new look. The model is also expected to receive the brand’s new logo, which is already visible on the wheel cap.
2022 KIA Ceed Engine
Proceed’s hybrid powertrain is expected to appear in the new Ceed wagon and hatchback as well, following the updated Hyundai i30 2021, which also adds a lightweight hybrid setting.
That means we can see the Ceed wagon and hatchback receiving a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i30 engine paired with some lightweight hybrid assistance to produce 158 horsepower (117 kilowatts) and 187 pound-feet (253 Newton-meter) of torque. Kia will likely offer non-hybrid and diesel powertrains, too, depending on the market.
2022 KIA Ceed Interior
The updated Ceed can get some interior adjustments, but there shouldn’t be any significant changes – it’s just a mid-cycle update.
The new Ceed wagon and hatchback are expected to debut in the second half of 2021 before selling for the 2022 model year. This model is unlikely to reach U.S. shores because Kia already offers the same-sized Kia Forte, known in South Korea as the Kia K3.
2022 KIA Ceed Exterior
Kia also changed the headlights because the Porsche-style four-point LED setting appeared to be missing. The front lighting cluster is likely to have the same shape as before, with only the inside being changed for the Mid-cycle Ceed facelift.
As before, the flagship GT wears some red accents on the bumper and sides to show the sporty version. Naturally, all three cars get the company’s revamped logo.
The only body style missing from this image is the crossover, which is likely a sign that Xceed will arrive later. That makes sense, considering how hatchback SUVs were introduced just two years ago.
The updated Taste of Ceed that we’ll see tomorrow will likely have some slightly revised taillights and perhaps a slightly different look for the rear bumper, but there’s nothing to write about at home.
2022 KIA Proceed
While Hyundai delivers drastic design changes with mid-cycle refreshes, Kia generally takes a conservative approach.
The sister brand relies on subtle design revisions, which is expected in the case of ProCeed. The impressive exterior of the firing brake looks interesting today, three years after its debut, and there’s no reason to change what works so well.
2022 KIA Proceed Exterior
The Kia Proceed GT 2022 features a revised high gloss black ‘Tiger Nose’ grille with a straightened bottom, a new L-shaped red décor element at the outer end of the bottom grille, and a reshaped gloss black side air intake.
The bumper design looks the same for most, while the light cluster has changed by eliminating the ‘ice cube’ daytime running LED light.
Like Kia’s recent launch, the Kia ProCeed 2022 shooting brakes can feature the ‘Tiger Eyeline’ daytime running LED lights. The hood carries a brand new logo that was introduced in January.
The new Kia ProCeed should feature a new rear bumper, and a rev converted rear light cluster and new rim options. Inside, features may include an improved 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, and haptic buttons on both sides of the screen.
2022 KIA Proceed Safety
For 2021, Kia includes city and pedestrian protection to the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system, and rider protection is standard on all variants of the GT-Line S and gt-line of the Proceed manual.
Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP) can be added to other trims if the user needs it. 1.6L diesel engines were discontinued in some markets during the model year transition. Expect these changes to be implemented in future models.
2022 KIA Proceed Electric Engine
Kia may want to accelerate the introduction of Proceed facelift in its main market in Europe, where for the year ending 2020, most of the cars sold exceeded their fleet target of 95 grams of CO2/km by 13 grams/km.
Hyundai-Kia, thanks to a ‘Supercredits’ calculation that allows BEV and PHEV below 50 g/km to be calculated twice, can reach the target. However, to avoid fines later, overall CO2 emissions of even combustion engine products should be lowered.
At current Proceed, Kia offers a 48V lightweight hybrid system, with the option of a 1.5 T-GDI turbo-gasoline engine.
Kia specifically stated in its brochure for the German market that customers who do not want electrification in their Proceed can choose the same 1.5 T-GDI without a 48V or 1.6 T-GDI system.
Due to the strict fleet emission targets, we think Kia’s EcoDynamics+ 48V MHEV will reach the entire Proceed 2022 variant range, as Hyundai-like companies have standardized MHEV on the i30 range (i30 hatch, i30 Tourer, and i30 Fastback). Newer launches such as the i20 are only available as MHEV.
2022 KIA Proceed Release Date and Price
We expect the 2022 Kia Proceed Facelift to be launched by the end of this year.
And the Kia Proceed will compete with the VW Golf Estate, Ford Focus Estate, and Hyundai i30 Estate. The price of the new Kia Proceed is expected to start at EUR 25,000.
2021 KIA Ceed GT
The Ceed GT precedes the i30 N. Introduced in 2015 as the Procee’d GT, Kia’s first ride in the driver’s hold is not what you call fast, but with a time of 0-62mph 7.7 seconds, nor is it slow.
Similarly, while the front-drive chassis never feels as sharp as even the Golf GTI, it’s very far from a blunt feeling.
Kia clings to the line that, instead of being a sword-toothed road racer, it’s a hatchback with a more relaxed ‘grand touring’ pretension, and only a rather fragile ride breaks it. It felt honest, handled with fun, comfortable even for long distances, and we loved it.
For 2019, his philosophy hasn’t changed, to the extent that this second attempt at Ceed’s GT class didn’t seem to move the game at all.
You still get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an identical 201bhp at 6000rpm and 195lb-ft of torque, which now, to be fair, arrives a little earlier at 1500rpm.
It continues to drive the front wheels through open differentials (although there are still brake-based torque vectors). Like the regular Ceed, you get a fully independent rear suspension to improve steering precision. Renault’s Mégane GT, the main rival, may have a four-wheel-drive but only a torsion beam.
A significant development is that everything is put together on Kia’s latest steel-monocoque K2 platform.
It is an excellent platform, more comprehensive and lower than before but with a stable wheelbase. The GT sits 5mm closer to the road than the lower Ceed variant and benefits from a firmer tone for its passive suspension, though not as far as the chassis oscillates at first glance from an uneven surface, as does its I30 N sibling.
On an excellent 18-inch rim, the ride is sturdy but unobtrusive, and if the mandate of the ‘warm’ hatch is to deliver highways and highways neatly, then the mission is accomplished.
KIA Ceed GT Driving
The GT brings incredible speed through the third gear sweeper. Gung-ho adjustments are not widely available, but when loaded, the suspension geometry responds subtly to the throttle, while torque vectors help attach the nose to the path.
High-speed suspension compression can briefly expose a lack of flexibility, and adaptive dampers may dampen the anxiety of the cryptic chassis on the cruise.
Still, even so, the Ceed GT runs its business with maturity beyond Kia’s experience level. Call it the Biermann Effect.
With the T-GDi engine, Like almost all streamlined turbo units, it’s straightforward to control compared to its simple displacement.
Still, the turbo-lag and prominent flywheel effect mean it doesn’t match the precision of the chassis. Even special valves can not fix the exhaust record. Cranks may happily spin up to 6000rpm, but monotonous tones can do more to inspire – as does a six-speed manual gearbox, whose throws are accurate but a little bland.
Along with the excellent ergonomics of the third generation Ceed, as daily transportation, gt is a convincing car and a good car.