Our Fleet Test Drive: Kia Ceed - 17th report
26 August 2014
Author: Hugh Hunston
Kia says the Ceed SW is strong on haptics. Having researched the Greek-derived term's meaning - i.e. non-verbal communication involving touch - they have a point.
Whereas Korean cars used to be rough round the edges, with flimsy indicators and wiper stalks on the wrong sides, this wagon is genuinely touchy-feely, with correctly located stalks being nicely indented and weighted, switchgear that doesn't need checking to see if it has performed a given task, and non-sticky 'tumbler' seat rake adjusters, versus fiddly, distracting levers. Only the stiff tailgate is haphazard not haptic, usually taking two attempts to slam shut properly.