I have a ceed 1.6 diesel and have been doing a few jobs outside now the nice weather is here. I have been carrying rubbish to the local tip and buying bags of sand from builders merchant to do jobs in the garden. I am not sure what the maximum load is for the boot area. Presumably, if you can fit three adults across the back seat and their weight is say 80kg each the maximum weight would be around 3(80)kg which comes to 240kg. However, could the same weight be carried in the boot remembering the centre of gravity will have moved back towards the boot thus putting a lot more strain on the suspension etc. Would be interested to know what the total safe weight might be.