85 millimeters longer than the five-door hatchback, the XCeed is also available in a model-exclusive color known as Quantum Yellow. The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is an optional extra, and with time, the rest of the Ceed family will receive this piece of technology. Remember, though, that Audi and Volkswagen were the first to go all-digital for the instrument cluster in the compact segment.
The oily bits? Being Europe, there’s a turbo diesel on offer with 1.6 liters of displacement. This engine is available with either 115 PS and 280 Nm of torque or 300 Nm in the case of the dual-clutch transmission. Level up to the 136-PS version, and you’re treated to 320 Nm.
At the other end of the spectrum, gasoline options range from a 1.0-liter turbo with three cylinders to a 1.4- and 1.6-liter. In terms of output, expect anything between 120 and 204 PS along with 172 to 265 Nm of torque. That’s right; the XCeed GT is the one to choose! At the beginning of 2020, a mild hybrid and a plug-in hybrid will be introduced to the range.
No word on pricing yet, but Kia is expected to slot the XCeed right below the Sportage. Over in Germany, the compact crossover with available all-wheel drive retails at €22,490 before options while the Ceed and Stonic both start at €15,990. In regard to direct competitors, the Ford Focus Active is similarly priced to the Focus Titanium, starting at €25,500.