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2024 (24) Kia XCeed 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation with telematics4.2" supervision colour cluster display
Android auto with voice controlApple car play with voice control
Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music StreamingDrive mode selector
Driver attention warningEmergency call service
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian/CyclistLane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane keep assistMotor driven power steering
Rear parking sensorReversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Smart cruise control with stop and go functionalityTailgate
Trip computer 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Entertainment

1x Rear USB-C2x Front USB (1x USB-C, 1x USB-A)
7 speakersDAB Radio with MP3
Rear console USB C-type charge portSteering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down FunctionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic defog systemAutomatic headlights
Black chrome and satin chrome closed radiator grilleBlack side sill mouldings with chrome inserts
Black wheel arch trimBody colour bumpers
Body colour exterior door handlesBody colour rear spoiler
Body coloured door mirrors with matt black lower housingBody coloured shark fin antenna
Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicator lightsHeated rear window with timer
High beam assistHigh glossy black and satin chrome rear skid plate
LED Bi-Function projection headlightsLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear fog lightLED rear lights
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgateRain sensing front wipers
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Satin chrome window surroundSilver roof rails
Smaller XCeed badge on rear left hand tailgateTinted glass
Variable front intermittent wipersWide view drivers door mirror
Windscreen Washer Level Warning 

Interior Features

3 seat bench in 2nd row60/40 split folding rear seat
All-round height adjustable headrestsCentre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
Chrome interior door handlesCloth/faux leather upholstery
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver + front passenger electric lumbar support
Driver and passenger front seat pocketsDriver's seat height adjuster
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFaux leather door trim
Front and luggage area 12V power socketsFront and rear door storage
Front cabin map light with sunglasses caseFront Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Illuminated driver and front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrorISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather steering wheel and faux leather gearshiftLuggage area light
Luggage area parcel shelfLuggage hooks
Rear cabin lightRear centre armrest with cupholders
Single front passenger seatTilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Packs

Towing pack - XCeed 

Passive Safety

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual hornElectronic parking brake
Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)Front passenger airbag cut off switch
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Impact sensing auto door unlockingRear door child safety locks
Seatbelt reminder warningTraction control
Twin curtain airbagsTwin front airbags
Twin front side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm systemEngine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Locking wheel nutsSmart key with engine start/stop button

Wheels

16" PHEV alloy wheelsTyre mobility kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh8.9
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)129Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3.3Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationRight Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Maximum Charging Rate - kW3.3Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb12.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb5.1WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City59
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb48WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City36.6
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb29.8 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.064CO2 (g/km)32
HC0.015Noise Level dB(A)67
NOx0.008Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb32 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1580Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb201.7

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power139Coin DescriptionGDi
Coin Series3Generation Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EService Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)10.6
Engine Power - BHP139Engine Power - KW104
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT108
Engine Torque - MKG15Engine Torque - NM147
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed99

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1478Height (including roof rails)1483
Length4395Wheelbase2650
Width1826 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)37Gross Vehicle Weight2030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1243Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)291
Max. Loading Weight436Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1594
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia XCeed PHEV

Like the idea of a really cleverly engineered Kia XCeed? There's quite a premium to pay for one with Plug-in hybrid tech. Is it worth it? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

Kia's XCeed PHEV delivers Plug-in Hybrid technology to the mainstream part of the mid-sized SUV segment - and that's still a relatively rare thing in this class. This revised model still features the usual Plug-in model draws - a fantasyland official fuel figure, a tax-efficient CO2 reading and a near-30 mile WLTP electrified driving range. But as usual, there's a premium price to pay for the technology and packaging compromises to make.

Background

Most brands fail to offer any Plug-in hybrid models in the volume part of the 'Qashqai-class' SUV 'C'-segment, but Kia offers two, PHEV versions of the Niro and, as in this case, the XCeed crossover. This XCeed was introduced in PHEV form in 2020, then got a light makeover in late 2022 to create the car we're going to look at here. Unfortunately, this improved version hasn't gained the larger 11.1kWh battery that's allowed the Niro PHEV to go a few miles further between charges, but it does feature a smarter look, a few small cabin updates and decent levels of media connectivity. As before though, if you're comparing against the more conventional version of this XCeed, you've to accept quite a price premium, a weight penalty and compromises in interior packaging. Can the Plug-in drive advantages here compensate? You'll need the usual thorough Car & Driving Road Test to find out.

Driving Experience

In practice, a current engineer might think the basic ingredients here to be a touch out-dated. Even back at this variant's original introduction in 2020, this PHEV system's fundamental elements - a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine mated to a 6-speed version of the brand's DCT auto gearbox - had long been abandoned by more mainstream Kia engines. Back then, the electrified part of the package - a 44.5kW electric motor mated to an 8.9kWh battery pack - looked a bit more cutting-edge, but not now. Only slightly bigger PHEVs than this are now arriving on the market with batteries more than three times that size. All of which explains this XCeed Plug-in's continuing rather below-par EV range figure, which at 29.8 miles still can't quite crack the 30 mile barrier. It's difficult to understand why, as part of this facelift, Kia didn't replace this battery pack with the 11.1kWh one used in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid, which would have pushed that EV range up towards a much more acceptable 40 mile-style figure. Perhaps Kia didn't want to further blunt kerb weight here; at a portly 2,030kgs, it's already 224kgs more than the ordinary 1.5 T-GDi version. Which is why even though the total system power output (139bhp) here isn't much lower than that of the ordinary model, the performance you get is quite a lot slower, 62mph from rest occupying 10.3s en route to just 99mph. You'll need to select the more urgent of the two provided drive settings ('Sport') to replicate that. Next to the button for this on the lower centre console is another 'EV/HEV' one that allows you to switch the powertrain between 'Hybrid', 'Electric' and 'Automatic' drive modes. The effect of which you can view on various provided Energy Monitors. That extra drivetrain weight inevitably tells in terms of drive dynamics too. With a conventional powerplant fitted, the XCeed manages to be the most comfort-orientated member of the sprawling Ceed family of models, but this PHEV version rather clumps through tarmac tears and speed humps. If you can content yourself with the ordinary 1.5 T-GDi variant, the story's significantly different and you'll get the benefit of the damping changes Kia's built in to manage the handling of this SUV body style. A higher-riding body shape like this would usually need firmer springs to counter body roll, but the hydraulic bump stops fitted to the front suspension work so well here that the engineers were actually able to soften the springs - by 7% at the front and by 4% at the back compared to a conventional Ceed hatchback.

Design and Build

You'd have to be fairly familiar with the standard XCeed to recognise this PHEV version as being in any way visually different. The eagle-eyed will notice this plug-in variant's closed 'tiger-nose' grille at the front (which aids aerodynamic efficiency) and the distinct 'eco plug-in' exterior badges. Plus of course there's the addition of a charging port, integrated into the left front wing of the car. As for the changes made to this revised version, well the front grille has been restyled, as have the LED headlamps that flank it, plus there's a restyled front bumper and air intake design. The 18-inch alloy wheels draw attention to the ground clearance - which is 182mm. Otherwise things are much as before. Wheel arch and side sill cladding, along with satin chrome roof rails, lend the car a tough presence. Take a seat up-front and you'll find that hardly anything's changed with this updated model at all apart from a slight lower dashboard redesign, which sees the introduction of touch-sensitive buttons, dials and switches that control the audio volume, heating and ventilation systems. As before, you don't sit especially commandingly but typical Crossover customers should be right at home with Kia's contemporary cabin architecture, which sees this sculptured centre console angled slightly towards the driver. It's not the highest quality cabin you'll find in the class, but the brand has at least now trimmed it a little more jauntily and both the ergonomics and the driving position are difficult to fault. Standard is this excellent 10.25-inch 'Touchscreen Satellite Navigation' centre-dash touchscreen which has an incorporated eSIM chip that retrieves and updates all kinds of data as you drive. Plus it's also integrated with the company's latest 'Kia Connect' telematics technology, which allows you to connect two 'phones via Bluetooth at once. The Korean maker claims that the adoption of the PHEV powertrain has had a 'minimal impact' on packaging, but that's not quite true. Most plug-in models manage not to reduce rear seat space over their conventional counterparts but here, the way that the system's battery is located beneath the rear bench pushes the seats slightly up and forward, fractionally reducing leg room. Like virtually all PHEVs, boot space is reduced too - in this case falling by 135-litres to 291-litres - which is not far off the sort of capacity you might get from a supermini. For bigger items, you'll need to flatten the 60:40 backrest, which frees up 1,243-litres with this PHEV.

Market and Model

The XCeed PHEV comes only with mid-level '3' spec and costs around £33,500. To give you some perspective, that's about £7,000 more than you'd pay for an equivalently-specced conventional 1.5 T-GDi petrol version of this model. For further perspective, we'll tell you that a Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid would cost around £500 more with base trim - but over £3,000 more with an equivalent '3'-level spec of trim. The '3' grade features 18-inch wheels and a sophisticated 10.25-inch central monitor, plus there's privacy glass, heated front seats and dual-zone air conditioning. Black cloth and faux leather upholstery features, as does an automatic defog system and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. Also tick off LED bi-function headlights and a 7-speaker sound system, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera. Plus you get the 'Kia Connect' range of online services so that you can interact with your XCeed via a provided smartphone app. Safety kit includes Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, a Speed Limit Information Function and 'Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist - City and Pedestrian' autonomous braking.

Cost of Ownership

Let's start with the WLTP-rated fuel and emissions figures you'll need; 201.7mpg on the combined cycle and 32g/km of CO2. In its EV mode, the Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is capable of travelling up to 29.8 miles (up to 36 miles in the city) and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to recharge the battery pack to 100 per cent using a 3.3kW AC charger. Sounds good, but those aren't actually particularly good stats for a PHEV. Because the EV range figure of this one can't crack thirty miles and the CO2 reading is over 30g/km of CO2, the Benefit-in-Kind tax rating is 14%, rather than set at the 8% or 12% level that quite a few rival PHEV models offer. The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system incorporates extra functionality to help owners locate available charging points in their vicinity, or en route to their navigation destination. Owners can also use the touchscreen system to schedule when their vehicle should charge when plugged in at home, enabling owners to take advantage of cheaper off-peak energy tariffs, if available. As usual with Kia, there's a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty which, since it can be passed from owner to owner, should help the impressively strong residual values. You might want to note that roadside assistance cover is limited to one year, but you do get a long 12 year bodywork warranty.

Summary

It made no sense for Kia not to continue to offer XCeed buyers this PHEV powertrain, but we'd like to have seen it updated in the way it has been in the brand's similarly-sized Niro crossover. Because it hasn't been, the potential tax and drive efficiency savings on offer here aren't quite as great as they are with other PHEVs you might consider - but this Kia is a little more affordable than many of those. The looks will continue to sell it, as will the roomy cabin. But you'll need to be aware that the bulky PHEV system significantly reduces boot space and also affects the conventionally-engined version's rather supple standard of ride. Opportunities for improvements in all these areas weren't taken as part of the facelift changes made to this car, but for a certain kind of customer, it still offers an engaging package. Plug-in Hybrids still have their place in the market; and this one deserves its place in the XCeed range.

Performance
50%
Handling
50%
Comfort
70%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
40%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£399
Deposit£4225
Total amount payable£35,422.10
Fixed interest rate4.61%
Representative APR8.9%
Cash price£28,998
Credit amount£24,773
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge4.0p per mile
Optional final payment£12,443.10
Term (months)48

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