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Geneva 2012: 2012 Kia Cee’d

Kia has presented the first official images with the new generation of its famous compact car – 2012 Kia Cee’d. The model is radically changed from the previous one.

2012 Kia Cee'd

2012 Kia Cee'd

Kia will use the largest European salon at the beginning of the year – Geneva Motor Show 2012 sto present the latest addition in the range: the highly anticipated new generation Cee’d. The 2012 Kia Cee’d is totally changed aesthetically from the current generation, launched in 2006, and comes to strengthen Kia’s growth in sales registered worldwide.

2012 Kia Cee’d photo gallery

2012 Kia Cee’d Engines

Kia officials revealed on their Facebook page that the 2012 Kia Cee’d generation will be equipped with two direct-injection gasoline engines, one of which will develop 205 HP

Two units were “disclosed” before the official presentation in Geneva, both officially confirmed by the manufacturer in South Korea.

Without any speculation, two petrol engines that will equip the 2012 Kia Cee’d are: 1.6 GDI – 136 HP (101.4 Kw / 138 PS) and 1.6 GDI Turbo – 205 HP (153 Kw / 208 PS).

Most likely the two engines will be from middle and top of the Cee’d’s petrol range. The two units mentioned by Kia come, most probably, from the Hyundai range, who recently launched a 1.6 GDI Turbo engine of 205 hp and is already offering a 1.6 aspirated petrol unit with 136 hp.

2012 Kia Cee’d Design

The Korean hatchback, is fully developed in Europe, receives the front grille which characterizes characterizes the brand’s range in recent years (officially known as Tiger Nose), which is flanked by frontal optical blocks, more aggressive than the previous generation.

The new 2012 Kia Cee’ddesigned by Peter Schreyer, former designer of the Volkswagen Group – is characterized by Kia press release as a model that comes with a striking exterior and a refined interior, with strong emphasis on quality materials and an driver-oriented ergonomic control panel.

The 2012 Kia Cee’d will be officially presented to the press on March 6 at Geneva Motor Show 2012, and will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter. Car-Addicts will give you more details about the second generation Cee’d immediately as they are available.

2012 Kia Cee’d via | Kia Motors

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