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Facelifted 2010 Kia cee’d spy shots
Firs spy shots of the 2010 Kia cee’d surface to the web!
The highly-popular Kia cee’d 5-door hatchback is expected to receive mid-cycle facelift for the 2010 model year.
The mid-life makeover will not only affect the five-door hatchback, which has been just recently spotted at an unknown location in Europe, but also both of it’s sibling models, the cee’d sporty wagon and three-door pro_cee’d.
The mid-cycle upgrades are expected to be minimal but they will include exterior and interior changes as well as some technical improvements.
In particular, the 2010 Kia cee’d will receive a slightly reworked and a tad more dramatic front fascia, which will now be more in-line with the latest Kia models.
Cee’d facelift changes
By that, I mean the 2010 Kia cee’d will receive a H-shaped chrome signature grille, known also as a “tiger nose” and a slightly revised head-lights.
The front bumper will get larger air-intakes and redesigned fog lamps.
At rear, the mid-cycle design upgrades will bring the cee’d a set of new tail-lamps, while some corrections will also be made to the rear bumper and lid.
New outside mirrors and refreshed aluminium alloy wheels will be rounding up the exterior upgrades.
At this point it’s not known how far will Kia go with the interior upgrades on the 2010 Kia cee’d, but the car is expected to see some slight cabin lay out modifications as well.
The refreshed cee’d 5-door hatchback is scheduled to make it’s European premiere at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, while it’s official sales should commence by the end of the year.
Spy shots of Kia ceed facelift
Cee’d family, consisting of five-door hatch, three door sporty pro_cee’d and a sporty wagon has been a major success for Kia Motors ever since it went on sale in the European market.
Each year Kia builds thousands of cee’ds at it’s ultra modern manufacturing plant located in Slovakia.
Kia’s first European plant has been one of the most modern ones in the Europe.
The state of the art facility has been operational since 2006 and employs around 3.000 people and churns out about 300.000 cars and SUVs a year, when fully operational.
That Kia has hit the nail with the European-built cee’d prove it’s first and second year sales numbers.
Just 10 months after the first production-ready cars rolled off the manufacturing lines Kia announced they have already produced 100.000 units, while only 8 months later their sales topped 200.000 units.
Let’s hope Kia can repeat the story of success with the improved and facelifted 2010 model year cee’d. [Source: ceedonline.info (note: website doesn’t exist anymore)]