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KIA XCEED HATCHBACK

1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Hybrid
Co2
Co2 32.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Top Speed
Top Speed 99mph

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Review

Driver Convenience

  • 10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation with telematics
  • 4.2" supervision colour cluster display
  • Android auto with voice control
  • Apple car play with voice control
  • Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver attention warning
  • Kia connected services featuring TomTom live
  • Lane keep assist
  • Motor driven power steering
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
  • Speed limit information function (SLIF)
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 7 speakers
  • DAB Radio with MP3
  • Front USB port
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • USB Fast Charger in Front Centre Console

Exterior Features

  • All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic defog system
  • Automatic headlights
  • Black chrome and satin chrome closed radiator grille
  • Black wheel arch extensions
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour exterior door handles
  • Body colour side sill mouldings
  • Body coloured door mirrors with matt black lower housing
  • Body coloured rear spoiler
  • Body coloured shark fin antenna
  • Electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicator lights
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • High beam assist
  • LED Bi-Function projection headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED High-mounted Brake Light
  • LED rear fog light
  • LED rear lights
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Projection front fog lights
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Satin chrome window surround
  • Silver roof rails
  • Tinted glass
  • Wide view drivers door mirror
  • Windscreen Washer Level Warning

Interior Features

  • 12V power socket in front centre console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre console with cupholders and sliding cover
  • Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Cloth/faux leather upholstery
  • Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Faux leather door trim
  • Front and rear door storage
  • Front cabin map light with sunglasses case
  • Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated driver and front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirror
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Leather steering wheel and gearshift
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Luggage hooks
  • Rear cabin light
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholders
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Packs

  • Trailer Pack - XCEED

Safety

  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • All round 3-point seatbelts
  • Dual front side airbags
  • Dual horn
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • Front passenger airbag cut off switch
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Seatbelt reminder warning
  • Traction control
  • Twin Curtain Airbags
  • Twin front airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm system
  • Engine Immobiliser & Deadlocks
  • Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • Locking wheel nuts

Wheels

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    8.9
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    3.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    135
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    37
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City
    59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Max
    59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Min
    59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City
    36.6
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Max
    36.6
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Min
    36.6
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    29.8
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    29.8
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    29.8

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.064
  • CO2 (g/km)
    32
  • HC
    0.015
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.008
  • Particles
    0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    32
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    32
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    32

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1580
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    1.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    1.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    1.4
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    201.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max
    201.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min
    201.8

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    139
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    GDi
  • Coin Series
    3
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    18A
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    10.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    139
  • Engine Power - KW
    104
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    108
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    15
  • Engine Torque - NM
    147
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4000
  • Top Speed
    99

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1495
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4395
  • Wheelbase
    2650
  • Width
    1826
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    37
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2030
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1243
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    291
  • Max. Loading Weight
    434
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    600
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1596
  • No. of Seats
    5

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...

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, 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 uses 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 36 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.

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. Inside, there's the same driver-oriented dashboard you'd get in any ordinary Ceed variant and this PHEV model offers Kia's latest 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system with the brand's UVO Connect telematics package. 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

With the standard '3' trim level most will want, an XCeed PHEV costs from over £30,000. To give you some perspective, that's about £5,000 more than you'd pay for an equivalently-specced 1.4 T-GDi petrol or 1.6 CRDI (134bhp) diesel version of this model. For further perspective, we'll tell you that a Kia Niro PHEV would cost you fractionally either less or fractionally more than this XCeed PHEV, depending on whether you ordered your Niro Plug-in with either '2' or '3'-spec trim. The '3' grade features 16-inch alloy wheels and black cloth seat trim with black faux leather bolsters and powered lumbar support for the front seats. There's also privacy glass, rain sensing front windscreen wipers, a reversing camera, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, electrically folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors. Heated front seats and steering wheel are also included, along with a smart entry system and a 10.25-inch centre-dash infotainment screen including satellite navigation. The infotainment system allows smartphone users access to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and it is Bluetooth multi connection-enabled. 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 will make 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.

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