Family-oriented, good looking and value for money summarizes the latest Kia cee’d. The car tested was the new (in Sweden) GT line equipped cee’d Sportswagon with a 1.6 litre four cylinder diesel engine.
First impression – A pretty normal car for the small family. Nothing to get overly excited about until you check out the front. The cool looking DRL arrangement from the previous GT series looks really cool. But that is about it.
The GT-line is a failed attempt to make a sportier cee’d SW. When you are done staring at the cool front LEDs this is an ordinary KIA: Inside, same as before/other models. Rear exterior, same as before/other models. The GT-line badge on the trunk lid and the twin chrome pipes (one side only) is something you can pick up at any aftermarket store. But if you look beyond the new “GT” styling this is unarguably a really good family hauler (for European roads).
The ride on both the highway and twisty country roads is comfortable and the 7-speed automatic gearbox does what you expect it to do. What the car lack in terms of performance it gains on its ability to perform as an everyday car with a decent amount of space for passengers and cargo.
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