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2020 Kia Ceed-based Crossover Spied Testing In Germany

Confirmed by the vice-president of marketing and product planning at Kia Motors Europe, the Ceed family will welcome yet another body style in 2019. Following the hatchback, wagon, and shooting brake, the crossover will serve as Kia’s answer to the Subaru XV and Ford Focus Active.
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Based on the pre-production prototype spied by the carparazzi, the wheelbase will be shared with the five-door hatchback. The LED headlights and design of the taillights are also similar, along with the tiger-nose grille of the vehicle.

Differences, meanwhile, include the design of the front and rear bumpers, chunkier side skirts, and bi-tone wheels. As expected from a faux crossover that will be FWD-only, the jacked-up Ceed also features a different suspension setup.

Slotting between the Stonic and Sportage in the lineup, the higher ground clearance is complemented by black cladding around the wheel arches and side sills. On the other hand, not even all-terrain tires will make the Ceed-on-stilts capable off the beaten track.

On the visual level, the final detail we can work out from these pictures is that the window line is different from the Ceed five-door hatchback. More to the point, the lower window line of the rear door kinks up.

In regard to the oily bits, customers can expect Kia to treat this model with a six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT depending on the engine option. We’re guessing the 1.4-liter MPI won’t be available for this application. Instead, the 1.0-liter T-GDI will kick off the range with 120 PS.

Higher up, the 1.4-liter turbo, 1.6-liter turbo, and 1.6-liter CRDI will be available in various states of tune. The gasoline-fueled engine with the highest displacement promises up to 204 PS and 265 Nm, an adequate output for a compact-sized vehicle.

As far as pricing is concerned, it’s anyone’s guess how much euros Kia will charge on the Ceed crossover. The Stonic with the 1.0-liter T-GDI retails at €18,850 in Germany and the Ceed with the three-cylinder turbo is €19,090. As for the Sportage, the 1.6-liter GDI 2WD starts at €22,490.

 
 
 
 
 

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