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A familjekombi that feels lovely just right

Kia has celebrated great successes in Sweden in recent years and one by one the lands of the new models straight in the right segment. A good size and not so expensive electric car. A 48 V hybrid powertrain to the popular Sportage. A sassy small suv and a range of plug-in hybrids that are actually going to buy here and now.

I testkörde new Kia Ceed in Barcelona back in February. I also drove syskonbilen Proceed in Frankfurt after the summer. The two cars complemented with the combina when the Kia came to Denmark for the Car of the Year-jury's annual testvecka. And there is more to come. Kia should pick up a cross country version of the Ceed in 2019.

model range and a Ceed-family that stands strong. Perhaps so strongly that this will be the Car of the Year 2019. Ceed is in the final as one of the seven car models.

It is difficult to point out a few weaknesses with the Ceed hatchback. You get a so-so lovely-friendly and medium-sized familjekombi that is easy to like. Just because it has everything you need when you need it.

the Kia Ceed has not, the coolest screen. Not everything is digital and the vehicle can not run by itself. Not yet. Sure, there are filkörningsassistent but just like in most other cars so does the assistant steering a little too much and it becomes unnecessarily heavy.

the driving environment is well organised with large instruments and a touch screen above the center console. Photo: Simon Hamelius

There are two driving modes – Sport and Normal – and with a push of a button you go from one to the other mode. The sports mode, the speeds on the seven-rung dubbelkopplingslådan a clue. But really is it right needless, especially in a kombi and when there are no paddles on the steering wheel.

is, of course, remain the same throughout the Ceed family and the small petrol engine, 140 horsepower, is a pleasant acquaintance. The power curve is actually not so different from diesel, whose characteristic power at low rpm's is not something I lack.

In undanmanöverprovet behave Ceed very similar to its competitor the Ford Focus. When it starts to go fast in konbanan brakes antisladdfunktionen down the car and despite a hint of oversteer so it is possible to run through the track in the 75 km/h. It is a very good result. The steering is really fast when I need to turn a lot.

the Kia Ceed is capable autobromsprovet in the 45 km/h, despite the fact that Kia claims that the Ceed will be able to avoid a collision in the 8-85 km/h.

the Car swallow a lot of luggage – especially with the rear seat backs felled. Photo: Simon Hamelius

Kia is going at the right pace with technical innovations and news. Here, the focus is on building great and clean – and affordable. More than 200.000 dollars for a big mellanklasskombi – it load the entire 625 gallons during the lastskyddet – is a really good and competitive price. Add a good pooling (seven years of new car warranty) and the overall cost is hard to beat.

also Read: First test run of the eldivna Kia Niro

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