The upgraded Kia Ceed family hatchback is now available to order from dealerships, with prices starting at just over £20,000. The popular model has been updated with design tweaks, new technology and the addition of 48-volt mild-hybrid technology to the 1.6-litre diesel engine.

But the biggest changes are found on the outside, where the Ceed gets a new grille, new front bumper and Kia’s angular new badge. You also get some new rear lights and a fettled back bumper, while the interior is freshened with the addition of an upgraded infotainment system.

As before, the Ceed will be available as a conventional five-door hatchback, and as a five-door Sportswagon (SW) estate. And these upgrades also apply to the ProCeed five-door shooting brake, although there are slight differences in specification between the three models.

Kia Ceed restyling, la gamma 2021

The new-look range starts at £20,105 for the ‘2’-grade hatchback – and no, we don’t know what happened to the ‘1’ either. That car comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration technology. A reversing camera is also included, along with a host of safety systems to help prevent accidents.

Customers who choose the Ceed SW will also be offered the 2 Nav trim, which comes with a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen and satellite navigation. The car also features a USB fast charger in the cabin, allowing occupants to top up mobile devices more rapidly.

Kia Ceed restyling, la gamma 2021

From there, the range moves up to the ‘3’ model, which starts at £23,795. That car comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and automatic windscreen wipers. Rear parking sensors are also thrown in, along with two-zone climate control and – for automatic models only – a selection of driving modes.

Above that is the GT-Line, which marks the pinnacle of the Ceed hatchback range. With prices starting from £24,625, that model also has 17-inch alloy wheels, plus heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry. As befits the car’s sporty character, the GT-Line also comes with a D-shaped steering wheel and aluminium pedals.

However, ProCeed customers will be able to build on that with the GT-Line S trim level, which offers 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof and a JBL audio system. Heated outer rear seats, wireless phone charging and parking assistance are also included, as are heated outer rear seats and 10-way power-adjustable front seats. And there’s a go-faster GT model, which comes with a 201 bhp 1.6-litre T-GDi engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission, plus red trim on the bodywork and twin exhausts.

Gallery: Kia Ceed restyling, the 2021 range