Kia finally revealed the 2023 Kia Xceed that offers new trim levels. not only that, the new Xceed features more aggressive styling and new interior features. in terms of the powertrains, the Xceed offers three different engine options with a plugin hybrid set-up also available. A GT line model version joins the family sporting sportier looks and features both inside and on the exterior.

KIA Xceed Exterior

In terms of the exterior styling, The Kia Xceed receives new taillights with a multitude of hexagonal components reserved for the GT-line trim level, along with the redesigned corporate emblem. Additionally, it boasts a “discreet exhaust-look design,” which is really a marketing term for false exhaust tips. The new front bumper and sharper-looking headlights are carried over from the hatch, while the plastic body cladding gives the side profile a little more rugged appearance.

The Xceed has the same height advantage over the Ceed hatchback of 44 millimetres (1.73 inches), and it has a ground clearance of 184 millimetres (7.2 inches) with the optional 18-inch wheels or 172 millimetres (6.7 inches) with the 16-inch set that comes standard. The front and rear overhangs are both extended by 25 mm (1 in) and 60 mm (2.3 in), despite the wheelbase (2,605 mm / 102.5 in) being the same. Only the front doors of the two versions are similar to those of the standard five-door hatchback.

Kia Xceed Interior

Stepping inside, the Kia Xceed GT-Line sports sportier seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a black headliner, and alloy pedals, the interior is more or less the same. A red “GT” badge with a smaller white “Line” badge is mounted on the bottom spoke of the steering wheel by Kia. The gear knob is covered in perforated leather. The frameless rearview mirror, a glossy black panel for the transmission tunnel, and the choice of a 12.3-inch completely digital instrument cluster with full HD resolution are other upgrades.

Engine power and transmission

The new Kia Xceed comes with three powerplant options. The first engine option is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque (127 lb-ft). The other one is a 1.5-litre engine that produces 158 horsepower and 253 Nm (187 lb-ft). The third one is a 1.6-litre engine from the Ceed GT and ProCeed GT produces 201 hp and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft). The crossover accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds with the latter engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Kia will also sell the Xceed with a mild-hybrid 1.6-diesel engine rated at 134 horsepower and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) with the six-speed manual, and 320 Nm with the seven-speed DCT (236 lb-ft). This 48-volt technology reduces CO2 emissions by up to 10% and allows the car to briefly coast at speeds of up to 77 mph (125 km/h).

The plug-in hybrid will once again be the most fuel-efficient powertrain, with a 1.6-litre gasoline engine, a 44.5-kW electric motor, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and an 8.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Xceed PHEV has a combined output of 139 horsepower and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) and can go 37 miles (60 kilometres) on electric power alone

2023 Kia Xceed price and release date

Unfortunately, Kia hasn’t yet released any information regarding the Kia Xceed price. however, we expect it to a little bit pricier than the previous model. it is also set to go on sale at the end of the year of 2022.

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