Following the reveal of the all-new Kia XCeed
last month, Kia is today releasing pricing and specifications of the fourth
member of the Ceed range. Order books are now open for the Kia XCeed, with the
first cars set to arrive in UK showrooms in September 2019.
The all-new Kia XCeed adds a Compact Utility
Vehicle to the Ceed range, a body style that is increasing in popularity, and
one that bridges the gap between the traditional hatchback and SUV body styles.
It has a higher ground clearance, is 85mm longer and 43mm taller than the Ceed
hatchback, however, with its sloping roofline it sits lower than an SUV, giving
the Kia XCeed a dynamic and more distinctive look.
The exterior of the Kia XCeed shares only the
front door panels with the Ceed hatchback. Face-on, there is a distinct
difference between the two models, helped by the longer, taller, sportier
bonnet, new dual blade front grille, satin chrome garnish, revised bumper and
new LED headlamps. Changes at the rear of the car include a new dynamic bumper,
diffuser and new LED lights. The rear proportions give the Kia XCeed a muscular
stance on the road. The Kia XCeed also benefits from SUV styling in the form of
black wheel arch trims along with unique 16- or 18-inch alloy wheels.
Cutting edge connectivity
the heart of the Kia XCeed’s dashboard is Kia’s new 10.25-inch TFT LCD
widescreen system, featuring the new UVO CONNECT telematics system. It is
featured as standard on ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ grades. New functions include a
split screen mode, home screen customisation, Bluetooth®multi-connection
and user profiles. UVO CONNECT puts a raft of information at owners’
fingertips, including live traffic, weather, and parking availability. The
system can also be accessed via a UVO smartphone app, providing remote access
to a range of vehicle functions, including at-a-glance overview of key elements
of the car, including doors and locks. The last known location of the vehicle
can be viewed, and a monthly summary of the car’s usage. Diagnosis alerts are
shared with the smartphone user, keeping them informed of the current status of
the car, with notifications automatically sent whenever an event is detected in
Generously equipped model range
Kia XCeed will be available with Kia’s trademark, easy to understand line-up of
‘2’, ‘3’ and flagship ‘First Edition’ models, with both petrol and diesel
engines on offer. A seven-speed DCT automatic transmission is available with
the 1.4 T-GDi 138bhp engine.
Grade ‘2’ models are comprehensively kitted
out with 16-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, a rear spoiler, a gloss black
mesh front grille with satin chrome surround, satin chrome beltline and LED
bi-functional headlights, front projection fog lamps, LED daytime running
lights and LED rear lights and rear fog lamps. The eight-inch touchscreen
features Android AutoTM and Apple
CarPlayTMcompatibility, together with a reversing camera
system. Other equipment includes a leather trimmed steering wheel and
gearshift, black premium cloth upholstery, automatic lighting control, electric
front and rear windows with front auto up and down functionality, keyless
entry, manual air conditioning and cruise control. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) are both included, with pedestrian
detection functionality available as part of the optional Advanced Driving
Move up to level ‘3’ and there’s 18-inch
alloy wheels, privacy glass, electric and heated, wide, folding door mirrors
with side repeater and a window defogger. Step inside and there’s the new
10.25-inch navigation system with telematics, black cloth and part faux leather
seat upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate
control, an electric park brake and rear auto up and down functionality for the
electric windows, as well as a smart key and button start. The centre console
features a sliding storage box for extra versatility and pedestrian detection
is added to the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system on manual
models and is an optional extra for DCT versions.
The top-of-the-range ‘First Edition’ models
are fitted with a panoramic sunroof, a dark chrome mesh radiator grille with
satin chrome frame and black gloss mirror caps. On the safety front there’s
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, Smart
Cruise Control on DCT versions, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Intelligent
Speed Limit warning and a high line Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with
tyre pressure display. Cloth and part faux leather seat upholstery with
exclusive yellow detailing makes a cutting dash, with a power operated driver’s
seat with memory and lumbar support. The instruments are upgraded to a
12.3-inch TFT supervision cluster display, there’s a smart power tailgate, JBL® premium sound system, wireless phone charger,
aluminium pedals and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats.
The ‘2’ and ‘3’ grade models are available
with a choice of six exterior colours and the ‘First Edition’ is finished in a
choice of two hues, matched to a contrasting interior. ‘First Edition’ versions
benefit from Premium paint as standard (normally charged at £570), including
the brand new and exclusive Quantum Yellow.
Warranty and after-care
keeping with every Kia, the all-new Kia XCeed comes with the company’s
unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear
and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold
before the time or mileage limits have been reached.
The Kia XCeed is available with ‘Kia Care’
service plans, which have been developed to provide customers with a wide range
of service plan options for any Kia model within the first seven years of the
vehicle’s life – matching its industry-leading seven-year warranty.
The service plans include a comprehensive
range of options including the original, traditional, first three and five
services, but in addition a customer can now purchase services up to and
including the seventh service which matches the full length of the warranty.
The plans are available for all Kia owners and can be purchased at any point of
ownership for cars up to five years old.