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Kia spell this car the cee’d, with scant regard to punctuation or grammar. Let’s call it the Ceed instad. Available as the five-door hatch to rival the Golf, Proceed three-door or SW estate. For more information on the Ceed, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
This is arguably the car that supercharged the Koreans’ sales in Europe, turning Kia from also-ran poverty choice to top-tier mainstream alternative. The stylistic change is marked: you really could mistake this for a German or French hatchback (no mistake that; it is designed and built in the EU). But that level of competitiveness percolates the whole car. The interior is nice, the boot generous and we like it to drive, too. The hatchback has upgraded engines and you can now tailor responses form the steering, choosing normal, comfort-oriented responses or sport. Is it as good as the class leaders, the Golf and Ceed? Ultimately, not quite. But look at the prices. And you decide which route you’d rather go down.
The one we’d buy
The one we’d avoid like the plague
No weak points here
Rivals to consider
Ford Focus, Hyundai i30, Mazda 3, Seat Leon, VW Golf
Well built, stylish, big boot, that long warranty
Rivals are sharper to drive, seats could do with better support