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Brand New Kia XCeed 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

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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/CyclistKia Connect (UVO)
Kia connected services featuring TomTom liveLane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane keep assistMotor driven power steering
Rear parking sensorReversing camera with dynamic guide lines
Smart cruise control with stop and go functionalityTrip computer

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

5m Type 2 to type 2 charging cableType 2 to 3 pin charger

Entertainment

7 speakersDAB Radio with MP3
Front USB portSteering wheel mounted controls
USB Fast Charger in Front Centre Console 

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 wheel arch extensions
Body colour bumpersBody colour exterior door handles
Body colour side sill mouldingsBody coloured door mirrors with matt black lower housing
Body coloured rear spoilerBody coloured shark fin antenna
Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicator lightsHeated rear window with timer
High beam assistLED Bi-Function projection headlights
LED daytime running lightsLED High-mounted Brake Light
LED rear fog lightLED rear lights
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgateProjection front fog lights
Rain sensing front wipersRear side wing doors
Rear wiperSatin chrome window surround
Silver roof railsSmaller XCeed badge on rear left hand tailgate
Tinted glassWide view drivers door mirror
Windscreen Washer Level Warning 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 seat bench in 2nd row60/40 split folding rear seat
All-round height adjustable headrestsCentre console with cupholders and sliding cover
Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding ArmrestChrome interior door handles
Cloth/faux leather upholsteryDriver + front passenger electric lumbar support
Driver's seat height adjusterDual zone automatic air conditioning
Faux leather door trimFront and rear door storage
Front cabin map light with sunglasses caseFront Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
Front seat and rear pocketsHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelIlluminated driver and front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirror
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixingsLeather steering wheel and faux leather gearshift
Luggage area lightLuggage area parcel shelf
Luggage hooksRear cabin light
Rear centre armrest with cupholdersSingle front passenger seat
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel 

Passive Safety

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)All round 3-point seatbelts
Dual front side airbagsDual horn
Electronic parking brakeElectronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
Front passenger airbag cut off switchHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Impact sensing auto door unlocking
Rear door child safety locksSeatbelt reminder warning
Traction controlTwin curtain airbags
Twin front airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm systemEngine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry SystemLocking wheel nuts

Wheels

16" 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)135Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3.3Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationRight Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km8.9NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles37
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City59WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEH59
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEL59WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH48WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL48
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City36.6WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEH36.6
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEL36.6WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb29.8
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH29.8WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL29.8

Emissions - ICE

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

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb29WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH32
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL29 

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) - Comb1.2WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.2WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb235.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH201.8WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL235.4

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power139Coin DescriptionGDi
Coin Series3Generation Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %88
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %52NCAP Safety Assist %68
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle 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

Height1478Length4395
Wheelbase2650Width1826

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)37Gross Vehicle Weight2030
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1243Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)291
Max. Loading Weight434Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1596
No. of Seats5
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-busting CO2 reading and a 36 mile WLTP electrified driving range. But as usual, there's a premium price to pay for the technology and packaging compromises to make.

Background

Where other brands are struggling to bring any Plug-in hybrid models to the volume part of the 'Qashqai-class' SUV 'C'-segment, Kia offers two, PHEV versions of the Niro and, as in this case, the XCeed crossover. Both use the same powertrain we first saw in the Hyundai IONIQ back in 2018, notably chiefly because, unlike other compact plug-in cars, it uses a conventional dual clutch automatic gearbox, rather than a 'rubber band' e-CVT set-up. To opt for the PHEV version of this XCeed, here usefully revised, you've to accept quite a price premium, a weight penalty and compromises in interior packaging. Can the plug-in drive advantages here compensate? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This XCeed PHEV continues to use a 1.6-litre petrol engine which works in tandem with an 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery mated to a 44.5kW electric motor. The powertrain's total power and torque output are figures are 139bhp and 265Nm - which aren't huge figures given that the plug-in system adds 115kgs of extra weight. Which is why this car won't feel especially quick; even if you select the available 'Sport' drive mode, 62mph from rest still takes 10.6s and top speed is just 99mph. But all may be forgiven if you're able to take regular advantage of this car's all-electric fuel-free driving range - WLTP rated at 29 miles. Kia claims that this XCeed will be able to get closer more regularly to this figure than some other PHEVs for two reasons. The first is the provision of a particularly effective regenerative braking system for harvesting kinetic energy and charging the battery. The second is the use of a dual-clutch automatic gearbox with proper mechanical cogs, rather than the usual 'rubber band' e-CVT automatic normally fitted to Plug-in hybrid models. This more conventional auto 'box allows the full output of both the engine and motor to be transferred in parallel through the transmission, with minimal loss of energy. With this revised model, not much has changed with regard to ride and handling, though Kia says it's improved the ride over poorer surfaces by adding front hydraulic rebound stoppers. These rubber bump-stops float in hydraulic fluid, absorbing even large suspension shocks with a smooth and progressive response, preventing the body from bouncing as the suspension settles itself after rapid compression. A change to spring rates helps in this area too - they're now 7% softer at the front and 4% softer at the rear than a normal Ceed. Steering feel has received some attention too: the electronic control unit governing the power steering motor has been tuned to deliver a quicker initial response to driver inputs, though Kia has also made response slightly lighter to reduce driver fatigue on longer journeys and at low speeds.

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. Inside, there's a 'sportier' driving position and a 10.25-inch central screen linking into 'Kia Connect', a system that links drivers to the world around them by providing invaluable information via the in-car touchscreen or through the Kia Connect app. Featuring Kia Live services and accessing through the vehicle's infotainment system, Kia Connect uses its own eSIM card to retrieve and update live data during a drive. The centre-dash display can show relevant information relating to the powertrain, displaying remaining charge levels in the battery and energy usage graphics. 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.

Market and Model

The XCeed PHEV comes only with mid-level '3' spec and costs around £32,500. 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 EV would cost you a few thousand more than this XCeed PHEV. 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; 201.8mpg 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 36 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to recharge the battery pack to 100 per cent using a 3.3kW AC charger. Plus your Benefit-in-Kind taxation exposure will fall to just 10%. This PHEV model also features a range of extra functions to enhance usability for owners looking to extract the most out of the electrified powertrain. There's a charging indicator, a visual aid that can tell you that the car is charging or when the battery is fully-charged. Its location on top of the dashboard means drivers can instantly ascertain the car's state of charge at a glance from outside the car (for instance, when it is parked on the driveway at home and the owner hasn't left the house yet). 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 offer XCeed buyers this PHEV powertrain, having already developed it for the Niro, which in turn borrowed it from its cousin, the Hyundai IONIQ. Whether though, the plug-in set-up makes quite as much sense as an option at the top of the XCeed range is another question. Some things about this PHEV model's engineering set standards for other brands - like the move away from baulky CVT transmission to a smoother conventional auto gearbox. And some things don't - like the compromises in rear passenger comfort and boot space. Of course, if the substantial BiK tax savings that'll come with XCeed PHEV ownership attract you, then a few small practicality compromises might not matter. If the finance deal is right, you might not even care too much about this variant's premium price tag. But we still think that there's room for improvement here. And if Kia's meteoric rise over the last decade has taught us anything, it's that we won't have to wait too long to get it.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£539.24
Deposit£2480
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.32%
Cash price£32,395
Credit amount£27,915
Guaranteed future value£13,759.98
Total amount payable£37,652.98
Kia deposit£2000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR8.4%
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