Can I get a remap to improve the fuel economy of my Kia Cee'd?

Based on your advice and all you've written, I bought a Kia C'eed estate auto 1.6 diesel (no DPF) with 37,000 miles on the clock from a Kia dealer this January for £5500. I drive approx 30,000 miles a year and find that it's more thirsty than my Skoda Fabia 1.9 SDI. Could I get a remap to improve fuel economy? Also, based on the governments announcements about diesel cars and emissions zones, is my diesel under threat?

Asked on 9 May 2017 by slate2014

Answered by Honest John
Try a better fuel, such as Shell V-Power diesel or BP Ultimate diesel. Kia 1.6 CRDI are very reliable but not the most economical. If you have the ECU remapped you have to declare it to your insurer and the premium increase will more than wipe out any saving. You car is probably EU6, so faces penalties for entering London's ULEZ and ULEZs in other cities from October 2020. The only ways to avoid this are to get an EU4 or later petrol engined car or an EU6 or later diesel.
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