As a sporty alternative, the new CUV offers great levels of space. Engaging drivers with its sporty handling and comfortable ride, while providing a more commanding view of the road, the XCeed’s collection of advanced safety, connectivity and infotainment features make it one of the most high-tech cars in the CUV class. Also one of the most efficient, powered by a range of fast-revving, turbocharged engines.
Trendy, expressive and contemporary in design, the Kia XCeed has a forceful appearance with a long bonnet, presenting a muscular, swept-back silhouette. A steeply-angled fastback tailgate and a rear ‘deck’ trailing edge enhance the CUV’s dynamic, coupé-like, rearward appearance and the car comes with a choice of 16 or 18 inch machined aluminium alloy wheels, shod with high-grip 205/60 R16 or 235/45 R18 tyres. Available in 12 paint finishes, with a vibrant new Quantum Yellow shade that is exclusive to this model.
With a sculptured centre console and raised ground clearance over a conventional hatchback. A ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system stands proud of the dashboard, while the lower portion of the instrument panel provides a set of touch-sensitive buttons, dials and switches to control audio volume, heating and ventilation. The layout and functionality is highly ergonomic and the controls have been designed to enable drivers to make quick changes to the cabin environment without taking their eyes off the road for any length of time.
The interior cabin is finished in refined soft-touch materials throughout, with a satin chrome dashboard trim, presenting a classy, fashionable feel, whilst you can also pick from a choice of cloth, synthetic leather or genuine leather upholstery. The sporty design and performance of the Kia XCeed makes it uniquely desirable, offering substantial interior space for front and rear occupants. The half-moon-shaped glass area and fastback roofline provide rear passengers with a brighter, airier ambience and additional headroom. Luggage capacity for the Kia XCeed is estimated at 426 litres and with the rear seats folded down, it stretches to 1,378 litres.
The XCeed’s group of advanced safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies make it one of the most high-tech, comprehensively-equipped cars in its class; designed to make driving safer and less stressful. The Kia XCeed is among the first vehicles in Europe to offer the brand’s innovative UVO Connect telematics system.
UVO Connect links drivers to the world around by providing invaluable information via the in-car touchscreen and on their smartphone. Featuring Kia Live services, with an optional 10.25-inch TFT LCD widescreen, the system uses its own eSIM card to retrieve and update live data during a drive. This includes live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, and details of potential street parking (including price, location and availability). It also has the ability to send route directions to the car before a journey, and allows drivers to check the location of their vehicle at any time.
The optional 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system features Bluetooth multi-connection as standard, enabling occupants to connect two mobile devices at once, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other optional technologies designed to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of each journey include a JBL Premium audio system with Clari-Fi technology, dual-zone air-conditioning, heated electric folding door mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated windscreen, heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
The Kia XCeed is available with a choice of two Smartstream power units; The 1.6-litre Smartstream engine is offered with either 115 ps or 136 ps. Except for the 1.0-litre T-GDi, all engines can be paired with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed double-clutch transmissions. The 1.0-litre engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Idle Stop & Go is fitted as standard to all models.