First official image of the 2010 Kia cee’d facelift leaks to the web. Official debut scheduled for Frankfurt Motor Show.
The very first official image of the new 2010 Kia cee’d image has leaked into the web today. The word is the Korean second largest carmaker intends to unveil the 2010 cee’d hatchback at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show, scheduled to open its doors in September.
For the 2010 model year, Kia cee’d received a subtle facelift. The most evident styling updates have been made to the front and rear fascias of the car. Styling of the Kia’s updated C-segment hatchback now follows the same design cues as seen on all latest Kia offerings, including Forte, Forte Koup, Optima/Magentis and next generation Sorento crossover.
The front end of the 2010 Kia cee’d looks sharper when compared to the cee’d launched three years ago. The new model now features a beautiful and distinctive signature grille with Kia logo placed in the middle and a pair of slightly restyled headlights.
Sheet metal styling updates continue in the shape of more aggressive front bumper with massive air intake and redesigned rectangular fog-lights. The exterior also benefits from larger side mirrors with turn signals and redesigned alloy-wheels.
Although the 2010 Kia cee’d image leaked today shows only the front end of the car, we expect to see more photos in the days to come. What we have learned about the updated Kia cee’d so far is that styling improvements will also be made to the interior.
There have been some enhancements made to the interior of the cee’d too in terms of design and specification including a more intuitive centre console and upgraded audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The 2010 Kia cee’d also gains a silver accentuated, leather-wrapped steering-wheel, updated gauges and revised center stack with new audio/GPS unit.
Aside from a bulk of exterior styling updates, there are no major technical changes expected for the 2010 model year Kia cee’d. Kia will continue to offer the same engine line-up, which consists of a number frugal four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines.
Gasoline power will be provided by 1.4L, 1.6L and 2.0L gasoline engines with power ratings of 109hp, 122hp and 140hp respectively and 1,6L CRDi and 2.0L CRDi diesel engines. Kias eco-friendly ISG technology (start-stop system), currently available only in gasoline powered cee’ds will now be spread to the rest of the cee’d lineup.
In addition to the five-door hatchback, Kia cee’d is also available as a three-door hatch and a Sporty Wagon. The facelift will affect all three models. Stay tuned to see more images and information on the 2010 Kia cee’d soon!