The Kia XCeed is updated and launches a sporty finish of the GT line

Kia’s compact crossover now receives some cosmetic and functional upgrades and is complemented by a sporty 204bhp GT-line variant, which shares an engine with other versions in the Ceed range.

The new edition of the Kia XCeed does not significantly alter your image, but it includes some details that modernize its line and enhance its sporty appearance. Thus, it now has new LED headlights, a updated grille and bumpers with modified air intakes that help improve aerodynamics.

New rear lights on the GT-line version

equip yourself too new alloy wheels from 16 to 18 inches, a new rear diffuser and specific drivers in the GT-line variant. With an overall length of 4.39m, the new XCeed is 85mm longer than the Ceed hatchback and 120mm shorter than the Sportage. Its maximum height, 1.49m, puts it 48mm above the Ceed and 155mm below the Sportage. The wheelbase does not vary, 2,650 mm, but the overhangs of the XCeed have been lengthened compared to the sedan: they gain 25 mm at the front and 60 mm at the rear.

Highlights the free height to the ground172mm with 16-inch wheels and 184mm with 18-inch wheels, which is an increase of up to 44mm over the five-door Ceed.

Range improvements

The interior does not change significantly either, although some security features do improve, such as the cruise control with predictive functionthe cross-traffic system or the blind spot warning, able to exert pressure on the brake. Other safety features it includes are speed limit recognition, lane keeping assistant and automatic system for changing dipped beam and high beam.

Sporty interior with new materials

Maintains the infotainment system, with 5, 8 or 10.25 inch screens, with some buttons repositioned for ease of use. The 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system includes Bluetooth connectivity, lets you connect two devices at the same time, and includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality as standard.

Keep counting on gasoline engines 1.0 T-GDi with 3 cylinders and 120 hp, 1.5 T-GDi with 4 cylinders and 160 hp MHEV, the 1.6 T-GDi with 204 hp, in addition to the version plug-in hybrid 141 hp 1.6 PHEV, which provides a 105 hp petrol engine and another 61 hp electric motor, combined with a battery with a capacity of 8.9 kWh, capable of homologating 48 km of range in exclusively electric mode . In diesel, it incorporates light hybridization at 48 V with the 1.6 MHEV of 136 CV of power.

The main changes concern the bumpers, the grille and the wheels

Depending on the version, it is equipped with the intelligent manual transmission (iMT), electronically rather than hydraulically controlled, with mild hybrid starter/generator (MHSG), capable of stopping the engine while the vehicle is coasting to a stop. In “Eco” mode, it also allows short periods of engine shutdown and coasting at speeds up to 125 km/h and is capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 3% under real driving conditions.

The Six-speed manual gearbox is available in 1.0 and 1.5 liter petrol as well as 1.6 liter diesel, while the seven-speed dual-clutch it is an option for the 1.5 liter T-GDi, 1.6 liter T-GDi and 1.6 liter diesel. The XCeed PHEV is only available with the six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

On the dynamic level some suspension settings have been changed, such as the springs, 7% more flexible at the front and 4% at the rear, and the anchor sleeves. The power steering unit has been adjusted to provide a quicker response from the steering wheelwhich can be changed via the Drive Mode Select system, as well as throttle and gear response, with the “Eco”, “Normal” and “Sport” modes.


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