I had the same thoughts when I bought my ceed6 months ago. I felt that £50 for a set of fitted mats was a bit much so got some from Halfords. They lasted 3 months !! Therefore got Kia fitted mats that fit on the hooks. Three months on and no sign of wear and a nice CEED motif to boot !!
Get your wallet out my friend it will be worth it...enjoy your ceed !!
Have you tried getting the dealer to supply them as part of the package? A little bit of leaning produced a free set when I bought my Ceed. If that doesn't work there are a number of online car mat specialists who can supply tailored mats with the holes in the right place.
i found a place on e-bay £25 fitted ones too. ok the right eye on the drivers side dosent quite match the right hook but the corner of the mat sits under the filler cap release. had them 6 months now and no problems.
The cheap Kia branded needlefelt mats aren't worth getting but the better velour mats list at £53.99 inc. VAT.
Our local dealer wanted £48.59 for them but when I pointed out that Stoneacre Kia could supply via their Accessory Plus website at £43.19 they agreed to match the price. Mind you that's not to recommend Stoneacre Kia who have a very poor reputation for customer service according to Forum member posts.
Bought some Cannon ones from Halfords in 2002 when I got a new Mondeo. When I swapped that for the C-max I transferred the mats and when I got the Ceed last September they went into that. After over 8 years and 80000 miles the drivers side one is still in perfect condition, no hole in the heel pad. Not expensive at about £25, no idea what they are now.
My only gripe with the excellent quality and fit velour ones is that they are plain black and hence show every bit of dirt. I was wondering if I should have gone for the cheaper mottled grey needlefelt ones but looking at previous posts, perhaps not.