- Kia XCeed provides a sporty alternative to larger traditional SUV models
- One of the most high-tech cars in its class with a range of in-car features
- Comparable cabin and luggage space to an SUV in a more compact body
- Kia offers more choice in the C-segment than any other car manufacturer
The all-new Kia XCeed is the latest urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from Kia which combines compact SUV practicality with the sporty style of a hatchback. Orders of the XCeed are now available at GWR Kia with prices starting at £20,795.
The XCeed boasts a suite of advanced safety, connectivity and infotainment features, making it one of the most high-tech cars in the entire CUV class. Powered by a range of fast-revving, turbocharged engines, it is also one of the most efficient.
This new CUV also offers comparable levels of space for both occupants and luggage with a vibrant new ‘Quantum Yellow’ paint finish that is unique to the XCeed.
John Rayment, Sales Manager at GWR Kia, comments: “The Kia XCeed addresses the growing desire for cars which offer more style and dynamism than an SUV, both in terms of the way a car looks and drives. Yet these customers don’t want to lose the practicality that a larger car offers them. Our new CUV meets these needs, with a distinctive and modern design wrapped around a spacious, versatile body. Merging the strengths of both hatchback and SUV, the Kia XCeed offers something refreshing and different for our customers.”
The Kia XCeed urban crossover will be manufactured at the brand’s European production facility in Zilina, Slovakia, alongside the Ceed five-door hatchback, Ceed Sportswagon, and ProCeed shooting brake. The newest member of the Ceed family will be sold as standard with Kia’s industry-leading Seven-Year, 100,000-mile warranty.
Designed, developed and produced in Europe, the Kia XCeed is available to order in the UK now, with the first cars set to arrive in showrooms in September 2019. For more information on UK pricing, line-up and how to pre-order the Kia XCeed please speak to an advisor at GWR Kia
STYLE, SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY
A sporty, urban alternative to the traditional SUV
Stylish, expressive and modern in design, the Kia XCeed represents a sporty alternative to traditional SUVs. More athletic in appearance than its taller rivals, the new model offers something different to the other models in the Ceed range. The only body panels carried over from its five-door hatchback sibling are the front doors.
Laurent Boulay, General Manager Design Exterior for Kia Motors Europe, explains: “With the new Ceed family, we have managed to create four different cars which each meet a specific range of needs. None of them are the same, and the Kia XCeed has a different stance to its siblings.”
An elevated driving position – and a sportier driving character to match
Carrying over the same contemporary cabin design of its Ceed stablemates, the new model retains the driver-oriented centre console. A lower hip point than a taller SUV, and raised ground clearance over a conventional hatchback, the XCeed provides drivers with a sportier driving position, allowing a better view of the road ahead.
“I think drivers will enjoy the Kia XCeed”, comments Ralph Kluge, General Manager Design Interior, who masterminded the cabin of the new Ceed range. “It offers drivers a sporty character, combined with the elevated driving position of a crossover, so they can enjoy the best of both worlds.”
A first for the XCeed is Kia’s new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and UVO Connect. The ‘floating’ infotainment system stands proud off the dashboard, with the lower portion of the instrument panel providing a set of touch-sensitive buttons, dials and switches. These control audio volume, heating and ventilation which allows you to change the cabin environment without taking your eyes of the road for longer than necessary.
For the arrival of the Kia XCeed, the brand has introduced its first fully-digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch high-resolution display which majors on clarity of information for drivers. “The Kia XCeed’s digital instrument cluster and large central screen bring the Ceed into the modern world,” says Kluge. “Together they enable a more lively and vibrant presentation of information to the driver and passengers.”
A colourful character
The new arrival is available in up to 7 different exterior colours in the UK, with the vibrant new shade, ‘Quantum Yellow’, available exclusively to customers of the new crossover.
Barbara Scheffler, Design Manager Colour & Trim for Kia Motors Europe, explains: “To me, it is important that we offer something that others do not dare to. Where other companies are seen as more conservative, Kia’s ‘power to surprise’ opens up colour possibilities for us. ‘Quantum Yellow’ is the perfect match.”
Dependant on specification level, unique to the Kia XCeed is a new yellow colour pack for the interior, with black upholstery contrasted with vibrant yellow stitching for seats and doors, yellow seat piping, and a blend of gloss black and metallic yellow highlights throughout the cabin.