Kia XCeed: Pictures and details revealed of crossover
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The “crossover utility vehicle” is set to rival cars like the Seat Arona and VW T-Roc, at 4.39m long, it sits between the Stonic and Sportage in terms of size. The picture reveals it’ll get a more daring design than Kia crossovers that have gone before it, too.
While it’ll get the same styling cues as the rest of the Ceed range, unique features include include larger wheels, different bumpers and of course the obligatory raised ride height – 40mm in the Ceed crossover’s case.
It will also be the first model to feature Kia’s fully-digital 12.3-inch Supervision driver instrument cluster when it is launched.
Designed to deliver information as clearly as possible, it features a high-resolution 1920x720-pixel display with the digital cluster replacing the conventional speedometer and tachometer dials. A multi-function display controlled via the steering wheel will also feature between the dials.
This will allow drivers to see turn-by-turn navigation instructions clearly in their line of sight, as well as audio information, phone calls and contacts, and in-depth trip information such as live and average fuel efficiency levels.
Emilio Herrera, chief operating officer at Kia Motors Europe, said: “The sporty design and demeanour of the new Kia XCeed CUV makes it more innately desirable than many taller, larger SUVs.
“Yet it offers this without compromising on versatility, with its intelligent packaging achieving the cabin and storage space of an SUV in a sportier body and more compact footprint.”
Plug-in hybrid model will feature
No pictures of the interior have been revealed, but we know a large 12.3in digital driver display will be available as an optional extra, while boot space will be 426 litres – around 50 more than the Ceed hatch.
It’lll get the same basic engine line-up as other Ceeds, so expect it to be launched with a 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines producing between 118bhp and 201 bhp, and a 1.6-litre 114bhp diesel. Kia has also confirmed it’ll be available with the same plug-in tech as the Niro, so expect a PHEV model to follow shortly after launch.
We’ll bring you more info on the Ceed crossover as soon as we know more. For now, you can check out and compare lease deals on the rest of the Ceed line-up, or find more Kia news here.