Car tests

Kia Cee’d 1.6 CRDi test 136 hp DCT, the perfect balance

Kia Cee'd 2016 the updated its design and equipment. We tried one of the most interesting versions of the range of Korean compact renovated, with Cee'd 1.6 CRDi diesel now develops 136 hp and the new dual-clutch DCT motor.

The 1.6 CRDi 136 hp offers a good response and quiet operation

He Kia Cee'd 2016 freshens your appearance through a Facelift. Korean compact renovated also updated its equipment lines: Concept, Drive, Tech and GT Line, are the four finishes that are available. GT Line versions are new and are inspired by the pro_cee'd GT 204 hp to offer a much more attractive and sporty look. This finish is available in all bodies of the Cee'd (pro_cee'd, 5 door and Sportswagon).

During his presentation we had opportunity to test gasoline engines Cee'd 2016. That is, the new three-cylinder 1.0 T-GDI 100 and 120 hp, along with the familiar 1.4 CVVT 100 hp. We have had the opportunity to make a new test drive and this time we opted for unity with the 1.6 CRDi turbodiesel engine with Tech finish, which is perhaps the most balanced of the range, the new automatic DCT.

Behind the Facelift, This diesel engine four-cylinder and 1.6 liters received a new injection system high-pressure oil pump variable flow while increasing the power of 128 hp at the 136 hp. Like the other engines in the range for compact Kia, meets the Euro 6 emission standards.

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Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi photos 136 hp DCT

On going

Overall, the Cee'd CRDi is shown as a comfortable car. The suspension offers a good compromise between stability and comfort, just feel vibrations inside and The engine has a very quiet operation although it reaches the passenger compartment more clearly the aerodynamic and rolling noises. The seats have a firm fluffy, perhaps too, but it depends on taste.

Diesel mechanics is very refined and barely audible in the passenger compartment through the use of deadening material used in the cylinder block, the oil filter and the particulate filter. It has also been used a double dash foam insulating materials and additional noise in the ventilation system and the carpet.

To this feeling of pleasure in driving also contributes DCT automatic dual clutch seven-speed. This is a transmission developed by Hyundai-Kia group itself and also using the Hyundai i30, a model with the Cee'd shares some characteristics.

The modern dual-clutch automatic transmission is ideal for those seeking maximum comfort complement

With this box steps between gears are almost imperceptible and fast enough even practicing a joyful ride. Changes can also be made sequentially through the lever or by rotating cams integral with the wheel. It is, in short, transmission is very smooth and recommended which gradually will be extended to other Kia models such as new Sportage and Optima.

The double-clutch gearbox is unique to the 1.6 CRDi 136 hp and only can optionally associate the two trim levels and more complete -Tech Line- GT. In equal equipment DCT change has an extra cost of 1,600 euros compared to manual transmission six gears.

The engine offers linear and progressive response. Has good thrust at low speeds thanks to the 300 Nm of torque available from just 1,750 rpm. In the manual version there is less torque (280 Nm) but this peaks at least laps (1,500 rpm).

It is the only performance difference 1.6 CRDi 136 as transmission. The DCT box also makes the Cee'd slower in acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, which is encrypted in 10.6 seconds (0.4 seconds more than the manual) and the average combined consumption is greater to standardize 4.4 l / 100 km (0.4 l / 100 km more than the manual).

In any case, the Cee'd turbodiesel with dual-clutch seems to keep a fairly reasonable consumption. During our test following the route of the organization-and therefore out of our tours habituales- we have found that rolling calmly consumption has remained around 5 l / 100 km.

Road handling is plumbed and twisty shown quite agile, helped by the new system torque vectoring tries to keep understeer at bay partially applying the brakes to the inner wheel of the curve. Still, the Cee'd 1.6 CRDi is not a car to invite sporty driving practice mainly because electric steering transmits little feedback to the driver. Yes, their level of support is adjustable in three levels.

This version is shown as a practical and smart shopping

conclusions

The version we tested, The Cee'd 1.6 CRDi 136 hp 5p DCT Tech, is a success and probably the most interesting part of the range. We have the most powerful diesel engine, nice direct-shift gearbox and a very complete finish. The TomTom navigation system is standard in this finish Tech and Kia offers free upgrades for 5 years.

It is the best this version which is not missing anything important is that is for sale for 18,743 euros, a price that can be reduced to 750 euros in the case of benefit to PIVE Plan. Prices range Kia Cee'd allow you to introduce a excellent price-product, In addition to which must be added the seven-year warranty offered by the Korean brand.