Could Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car Be A Kia Ceed?

Having revealed that the Chevrolet Lacetti is being mothballed as the Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car, speculation has been running wild as to what would replace it.

Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car

The replacement has got to be ‘reasonably priced’ which rules out Astons, Lambos and Ferraris, but there are quite a few cars that could fit the bill. Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and Suzuki  have all got cars that could fit the bill, but sadly for James it can’t be the Dacia Sandero as that’s not available in Britain.

But thanks to some quick-witted photography from a studio guest and some great investigative work from the folks at VWVortex, it would appear that the new RPC is going to be a 5-door Kia Ceed. Look carefully under the wraps and compare it with the Ceed below and the lights, wheels and general shape seem to be a good match. The Ceed is also well priced for a mid-sized hatchback at £11,295 and comes with a seven year warranty.

Kia Ceed

So could this be the one, and will it be quicker than the Lacetti around the Top Gear track? Only one way to find out – tune in to Top Gear at 8.00 tonight.

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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  1. Looks like they were right – it was a Kia Cee-apostrophe-d!

  2. As a Ceed owner myself i’ll be interested to see how much the lap times come down. It’s got a good chassis on it and holds the road well.

  3. The Stig gave the C’eed his approval so it must have some talent in the chassis. I’ve never driven one before, but I did have a drive in it’s predecessor the Cerato – a woefully horrible car to drive. It’s good to see that Kia are making better cars now.

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