Kia has boosted the diesel line-up of the Kia cee'd model range by introducing a new VR-7 special edition of the Kia cee'd and Kia pro_cee'd.
Initially launched as a 1.4-litre petrol version in September, the Kia cee'd VR-7 special edition is now available with Kia's economical 1.6 CRDi turbodiesel engine in both the Kia cee'd and Kia pro_cee'd family hatchbacks.
The VR-7 special edition adds a host of extra equipment, as well as offering a cost saving of up to £815, over the entry-level '1' trim 5-door model it is based upon. Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and reverse parking sensors add extra convenience whilst 16-inch alloy wheels and body-coded, heated and electrically operated door mirrors enhance the exterior looks. Inside, a 6-speaker CD/stereo, leather finish to the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever and 'one-touch' electric front windows complete the list of additional equipment.
Powered by Kia's 1.6 CRDi engine, and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the VR-7 versions deliver 89bhp at 4,000rpm and peak torque of 173lb/ft from just 1,750rpm. The 0-60 mph dash takes 13.5 seconds and a comfortable motorway cruise is ensured by a 107mph top speed. CO2 emissions of 113g/km (VED band 'C') and a combined cycle economy of 65.7mpg ensure low running costs.
The Kia cee'd was the first vehicle from any Korean manufacturer to achieve a 5-star Euro NCAP rating when it was tested back in 2007 and the VR-7 has a comprehensive array of safety features. A Vehicle Stability Management System - Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Brake-Assist System (BAS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Hill-start Assist System (HAC) - serves to actively help prevent incidents.
The VR-7 1.6 CRDi Kia pro_cee'd is priced at just £13,220 OTR and the VR-7 1.6 CRDi Kia cee'd at £13,420 OTR (both prices include VAT at the new 20% rate). As with every new Kia, an industry-leading seven year warranty comes as standard. Ordering is now open across the UK Kia dealer network.
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