KIA reveals secrets: what will surprise a new crossover XCeed?


Korean company KIA often pleases fans with new cars. Soon, the range will be replenished with a dynamic urban crossover KIA XCeed. Now the car is called a unique combination of two characters: the dynamism of a hatchback and the practicality of a crossover.

Design by Gregory Guillaume

Bright appearance novelty required of a design Studio, led by Gregory Guillaume. A new generation of XCeed visually differs from its predecessors with an elongated bonnet, enlarged front and rear overhang and inclined rear uprights. In the complex with a stylish spoiler, the body was dynamic, sporty silhouette. This way emphasize design alloy wheels. Select from two sizes: 16 or 18 inches.

Design Studio in Frankfurt has developed unique optics specifically for this model. All the elements of lighting, from daytime running lights to the main lights are led. Rear lights are also made using LED elements. With this lighting, the crossover will never get lost in the General stream. One more gift for XCeed from designer Bureau became the exclusive color Quantum Yellow.

Technical equipment – that’s what will surprise

New XCeed has all chances to become the most technologically advanced crossovers on the market. Traditionally for cars of Kia, the emphasis is on improving communications and expanding set of active safety systems. Not all competitors of the class have on-Board program Connect UVO which gives the driver a lot of useful information in real time.

Model initial configuration is equipped with 8-inch touchscreen, which operates the multimedia system. The option is available HD monitor larger (10.25 inches). For permanent access to the Internet has a slot for a SIM card. In General, the UVO Connect informs the driver of road traffic, weather, fuel prices, and displays all the important information from the onboard computer.

XCeed is equipped with everything necessary for comfortable and safe movement around the city:

  • The digital instrument cluster (12.3 inches);
  • Programs Android Auto and Apple Car Play;
  • Acoustics JBL Premium (optional);
  • The adaptive cruise control.

As for security systems, here are all the advanced technologies: dynamic stabilization of a boost up the hill, warning of possible collisions. Sensors scan and to alert approaching pedestrians, cyclists and even animals. The security system monitors the status of the driver, helping to adhere to safe speed, distance and also move in a specified band.

Large selection of engines and transmissions

For the new KIA XCeed has prepared an impressive set of turbocharged powerplants. Fans of petrol engines will be offered:

  • T-GDI with a working volume of 1 liter and a power of 120 HP It is completed in conjunction with 6-step “mechanics”;
  • 1.4-liter T-GDI with 140 HP;
  • The 1.6-liter turbo engine, issuing 204 HP

Those who are closer to the diesel installation will offer two engines with the same capacity (1.6 l), but different power (115 or 136 HP). All engines except the 1-litre variant, it is possible to Supplement robotized transmission with two clutches. Kia representatives state that by 2020 will appear XCeed models with hybrid power plants.

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