It would be easy to brand the new Kia XCeed as little more than a regular Ceed hatchback with a suspension lift. That would rather miss the point, however, and as a measure of how seriously Kia takes this latest edition to its range, consider this: with the exception of the front doors, every single body panel is new.
The new Kia Soul EV is available to order now, with prices starting at £37,295, or £33,795 with the Plug-in Car Grant subsidy deducted.
The new Kia XCeed, described by the company as a Compact Utility Vehicle, is available to order now with prices starting from £20,795.
We were fans of the previous Kia Ceed GT's focus on delivering a more mature, well rounded experience - a sort of hot-hatch for grown-ups. It had performance, yes, but also a welcome degree of compliance, and that it made a far more usable prospect than some of its harder-edges rivals. Thankfully for the new 2019 Ceed GT, that recipe hasn’t been altered.
I quite like it when cars are a surprise. At first glance, the new Kia ProCeed looks like it might be some style-over-substance coupe-esque niche wagon. An estate car in disguise, only less practical and a bit wobbly. But then you drive it.
The new Kia Ceed GT will be priced from £25,535 and will thankfully be available only with a six-speed manual transmission.
The new, more rakish Kia Proceed shooting brake will be priced from £23,835 when it goes on sale in the UK from 21st January 2019.
The new fully-electric Kia e-Niro will be priced from £32,995 when it goes on sale in the UK from 1st April 2019. It boasts a re-certified WLTP combined cycle range of up 282 miles on a single charge.
We're fans of the Kia Sportage, thanks to its spacious cabin and strong sense of practicality. For this year, and as part of a mid-life update, Kia have introduced a new 48V mild hybrid set-up teamed up with a 2.0-litre diesel. We spent a week wondering who it was for.
The sporty GT model of the new Kia Ceed range will go on sale in early 2019. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 204ps and 265Nm of torque.
After a well-received concept, the new Kia ProCeed has been officially unveiled. Lower and longer than the new Kia Ceed five-door hatch, the ProCeed takes the form of a practical shooting brake with coupe-inspired styling.
It's tempting to kick things off by describing how this new apostrophe-free Kia Ceed differs from the outgoing model - it's lower, wider, and generally more sporty for a start - but that feels like missing the point. Because to all intents and purposes this is an entirely new car, one set to be Kia's third best-selling model.