Kia Xceed

 kia xceed

XCEED HATCHBACK - 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr



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£19,975 

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Kia adds another option to the Ceed range with this trendy XCeed SUV. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
XCEED HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr
PETROL
£19,975.00
XCEED DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr
DIESEL
£21,225.00
XCEED HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi ISG 3 5dr
PETROL
£22,475.00
XCEED HATCHBACK
1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr
PETROL
£23,235.00
XCEED HATCHBACK
1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT
PETROL
£24,335.00
XCEED DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 CRDi ISG 3 5dr
DIESEL
£24,485.00
XCEED HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION
1.4T GDi ISG First Edition 5dr
PETROL
£27,235.00
XCEED HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION
1.4T GDi ISG First Edition 5dr DCT
PETROL
£28,335.00

Ten Second Review

Kia's XCeed gives the Korean maker yet another option to offer buyers seeking a stylish, well-equipped compact SUV. You might feel that this bulging segment doesn't really need any further options but Kia was determined that the Ceed family should offer one and has engineered this smart Crossover contender with characteristic thoroughness.

Background

It's easy to see why Kia is offering this XCeed compact SUV; sales of Crossover models like this are going through the roof just at present. It's less easy to see where it fits within the Korean maker's model line-up. After all, at much the same price point as more affordable XCeed variants, Kia has its Stonic small Crossover. And plusher XCeed derivatives overlap with the brand's Niro SUV hybrids and some versions of the company's mid-sized Sportage SUV. Then of course there are also versions of the Ceed hatch, the Ceed Sportswagon estate and the ProCeed sports estate. Complicated isn't it...

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
124
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
CO
0.154
HC
0.013
NOx
0.016
Particles
0.0004
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
140
Engine and Drive Train
CC
998
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
43.5
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
58.9
EC Combined (mpg)
52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low
36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium
49.6
WLTP - MPG - High
54.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
42.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb
45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6.2
General
Generation Mark
1
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
15E
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
118
Badge Engine CC
1.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
7
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
7
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
100000
Coin Series
2
Coin Description
GDi
Performance
Engine Power - KW
88
Engine Power - RPM
6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
127
Engine Torque - NM
172
Engine Torque - RPM
1500
Engine Power - BHP
118
Engine Power - PS
False
0 to 60 mph (secs)
True
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10.9
Top Speed
115
Engine Torque - MKG
17.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
205/60 R16
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Rear
205/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height
1483
Length
4395
Width
1826
Wheelbase
2650
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1332
Gross Vehicle Weight
1820
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1200
Max. Loading Weight
488
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
426
No. of Seats
5
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1378
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Driving Experience

Don't expect shattering performance - but then buyers in the compact SUV segment aren't usually looking for that. The suspension has been revamped for SUV use compared with regular Ceed models so that it can combat this higher-sided model's body roll through the bends. The XCeed uses the same engines we're familiar with from elsewhere in the Ceed line-up. That means the range kicks off with a 118hp 1.0-litre T-GDi three cylinder petrol powerplant. Next up is a petrol 1.4 T-GDi with 138hp (also available with DCT auto transmission). The auto's not especially quick-responding, but it's a smooth-shifting 'box. Kia has also developed a 1.6-litre petrol plug-in hybrid variant you can ask your dealer about. The potent 201hp 1.6-litre petrol turbo unit from the Ceed GT is missing though. If you want to fuel from the black pump, there's also a manual-only 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, offered with either 114hp or 134hp. And the brand is promising that the black pump-fuelled models will shortly be embellished with mild hybrid tech. All XCeeds get lane keep assist and forward collision warning fitted as standard, while pedestrian detection comes as part of an optional safety pack. The First Edition version also features smart cruise control (on DSG auto variants), plus blind spot collision warning and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Design and Build

The XCeed is quite different from the standard Ceed hatch - only the front doors are carried over. Potential buyers should like the sleek roofline and chunky wheel arch extensions mean which are meant to make this compact SUV look rugged and distinctive. There's more ground clearance than the hatch - and you get some black plastic bits and roof rails to give the SUV vibe. The XCeed rides on the same platform as the Ceed hatchback, but it's 85mm longer, with most of the extra length added to the rear overhang. It's 48mm taller too. Inside, it's much more like any ordinary Ceed. Cabin space is on a par with the usual hatch model rather than a full-size SUV, but one key difference on plusher variants lies with the new 10.25-inch infotainment system. The screen is similar to the ordinary monitor, but it's sharper, brighter and quicker to load. The base '2'-spec models still use that older eight-inch screen, which features a reversing camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring. Rear seat space is similar to that of the Ceed hatch, but at 426 litres, the boot is 31-litres larger than it is in that more ordinary variant.
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