Kia launches new cee'd 4 model

Car manufacturer Kia has launched a new top-of-the-range '4' model for its cee'd and cee'd SW models this month.

Extending the existing '1', '2' and '3' versions, both manual Kia cee'd '4' models have improved power output and high level of specification.

Compared with other trim versions, the new cars' 1.6-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine produces 126bhp at 4,000rpm, up from 113bhp and 188lb/ft torque from 1,900 to 2,750rpm.

As standard, a six speed manual transmission is included for both models.

However, a four speed automatic transmission is available for the cee'd SW '4' family estate car.

Both have a top speed of 122mph, with a 0-60mph time of 10.6 seconds for the hatchback and 10.8 seconds for the estate.

People planning to buy the new car will benefit as it comes with a seven year, 100,000 mile, fully-transferable warranty, which could help to reducecar insurance premiums.

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