The Kia Ceed range has been updated for 2015, with a new engine, updated technology and refreshed styling.
Due to reach UK showrooms in October, the changes have been applied across the range, including the Proceed three-door and Ceed SW compact estate.
Visual differences are subtle, with mildly re-profiled front and rear bumpers and a new grille with a splash of chrome trim. The rear lights have also been upgraded to LED units.
The interior has been treated to a similar makeover, and features the same layout, but with additional use of chrome and gloss black trim materials (colour packs are an optional extra) for a more upmarket ambience. The dashboard is now home to a seven-inch touchscreen, which is used to operate entertainment (including DAB digital radio) and sat nav functions.
The engine range has grown to include a new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine dubbed 'ecoTurbo'. It'll be available in both 98bhp and 118bhp guises and promises vastly improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions, though no official figures have yet been published. The current 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol engines will continue to be offered unchanged.
Those wanting a bit more visual aggression from their family hatchback should check out GT line models, which get the big wheels and racy body styling from the range-topping Ceed GT, but without that model's powerful (and somewhat thirsty) 201bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol motor.