The Kia XCeed crossover joins the hatchback, sporstwagon and shooting brake from the Ceed family. It is essentially based on the Ceed hatchback and gets same powertrains.
Kia has introduced a brand new car in the Ceed family of hatchback, sportswagon and Proceed shooting brake from the Ceed family. It’s called the Kia XCeed and it’s now a crossover in the Ceed family. The Kia Ceed will be positioned in between the Stonic and Sportage. Unfortuantely, this car will only be sold in the European markets.
This compact crossover from Kia is wider, taller and longer than the hatchback it is based on i.e, Ceed. The XCeed gets body claddings all around and sits a little jacked up to give it that crossover look. The 16/18 inch-wheels are very well designed and they really helps the crossover look of the XCeed. There’s also a very attractive ‘Quantum Yellow’ paint scheme in which the car is offered.
At the front, the face is dominated by the signature Kia ‘Tiger-Nose’ grille and the bumpers come well sculpted with some extensions from the fog lamp housings to the main air dam. It also gets faux-silver skid plates on the bumpers. At the rear, the XCeed has a raked tail gate which gives the rear profile a very coupe like stance. Sharply designed LED tail lamps and a well sculpted rear bumper finish off the look at the rear.
With the car growing bigger in size, space on the interior has gone up too. There’s also powered tailgate and 426litre boot space which can be expanded by folding down the 40:20:40 rear seats. The cabin layout and equipment is however a lot familiar as that has been carried on unchanged from the Ceed hatchback. That’s no bad thing as its very well laid out and all things feel good to touch and sight, especially those yellow accents around the AC vents.
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Its the same for the powertrains as well. There’s the usual 1.0L and the 1.4L petrol engines along with the bigger 1.6L petrol engine from the Ceed and Proceed GT. There’s also a couple of diesel engines which can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a DCT automatic. There will also be options of a hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains on the Xceed from next year.
The Kia Xceed will go on sale in the European market by the end of this year. Unfortunately, there has been no word about Kia introducing this car in India any time soon but it might just come to India in the long run.