Kia cee’d Sportswagon In Production
Kia announced the start of production for the all-new cee’d Sports wagon. So if you are looking for an affordable mid-size estate you better hang on a bit longer until this arrives so you can try it out. Or, you can go and buy the Hyundai i30 wagon which is basically the same car, but with different looks.
Demand for the new cee’d Sportswagon, previously known as the cee’d SW, is expected to boost production at Zilina plant to 285,000 vehicles in 2012. The previous generation cee’d SW represented more than a fifth of the site’s overall production. This year Zilina has produced 167,000 vehicles and 266,000 engines in the first seven months, recording 11 per cent and 52 per cent year-on-year increases respectively.
The all-new cee’d Sportswagon will arrive in UK showrooms during September. Prices and specs are yet to be revealed.
Kia press release:
Production of the all-new cee’d Sportswagon has begun at the Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia plant in Zilina, becoming the second new model to be built at the facility this year.
“The cee’d Sportswagon is an important addition to the Kia range in Europe and we have been preparing for its production throughout 2012. We are confident that the Sportswagon will prove very popular with European customers and help the Zilina plant in meeting its production target,” said Eek-Hee Lee, President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia.
Like the new cee’d 5-door, introduced earlier this year, the new Sportswagon combines a sophisticated exterior design with high-quality interior materials and class-leading levels of refinement, while offering a selection of two petroland two diesel engines across Europe. The Sportswagon also offers impressive practicality, boasting a load space of 528 litres with the rear seats upright and 1,642 litres with the rear seats folded.
Kia’s Zilina manufacturing facility is also preparing for the launch of the new three-door pro_cee’d, which will begin production in early 2013.
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