KIA - Creed PRO
The Kia Ceed (styled as CEED; known as the Kia Cee’d before 2018) is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors since 2006, exclusively for the European market. It was released in December 2006, superseding the Kia Spectra and is available as a three-door hatchback (Pro Cee’d), a five-door hatchback and a five-door station wagon (Cee’d SW), with a choice of four engines (two gasoline and two diesel), five trim levels (1, 2, 3, 4 and 4 Tech – previously S, GS, LS and SR) and either manual or automatic transmission.
The Cee’d is Kia’s first European-designed and built car and Kia intends to sell and manufacture the car exclusively in Europe. To mark the occasion, Kia took the initials of the European Economic Community, EEC or CEE in some places and added ED for European Design. Realizing that “CEEED” had too many ‘E’s, they replaced the last ‘E’ with an apostrophe, with “Cee’d” being the end result. The new Ceed’s name, unveiled in 2018, does not include an apostrophe anymore. The initials now mean “Community of Europe, with European Design”.