KIA ELECTRIFIES MORE OF ITS LINE-UP FOR 2020
- New low-emissions Plug-in Hybrid versions of the all-new Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon
- New additions bring the number of electrified Kia models to seven
- New Plug-in Hybrid models now available
Kia is expanding its line-up of electric vehicles even further with the launch of two new models: a Plug-in Hybrid version of both the all-new Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon. Each is powered by a 1.6-litre GDi engine combined with an electric motor and 8.9kWh battery pack to produce 139bhp and 265Nm of torque and now available to purchase.
Regenerative braking technology allows the new Plug-in Hybrid models to harvest kinetic energy and recharge their battery packs while coasting or braking, further enhancing the overall efficiency of the powertrain.
This is a very exciting start to 2020 with two new additions to the award-winning Kia range– Kia now has seven electrified models for customers to choose from. The Ceed family was the third biggest seller in 2019, so we’re expecting the electrified versions to be a big hit with our customers. For any customer looking to make the switch to green, please come and visit us for more information on Kia’s eco range.
All-New Kia XCeed PHEV
- Available with a choice of ‘3’ or ‘First Edition’ trim levels
- Prices start at £30,695
The Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is a rarity in the compact family car class, offering the virtues of a stylish, well-equipped crossover vehicle, combined with the efficiency and low emissions of a plug-in hybrid vehicle. 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.
No matter which version of the Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is chosen – ‘3’ or ‘First Edition’ – the equipment list is generous. 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. The ‘First Edition’ grade comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and Black Leather Seat Upholstery with Faux Leather Door Centre Trim. All versions feature privacy glass and rain sensing front windscreen wipers.
Ceed Sportswagon PHEV
- Available exclusively in well-equipped ‘3’ specification
- Priced at £29,995
The Plug-in Hybrid edition of the Ceed Sportswagon is designed to sit at the top of the estate car range. In EV mode, the Ceed Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid has the ability to travel up to 37 miles using a 3.3kW AC charger, the battery pack can be replenished to 100 per cent in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. The new Ceed Sportswagon ‘3’ Plug-in Hybrid is available to order now from Kia showrooms, with the first vehicles arriving in the UK in April 2020.
All exterior lights feature LED technology, including bi-function LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LEDs for the taillight clusters and high-mounted brake lights. Automatic headlight control, rain sensing front wipers and a front wiper de-icer all combine to assist the driver during inclement weather conditions. Roof rails provide a practical touch, while the stylish design is reinforced by 17-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass to the rear windows and tailgate.
Both cars offer Kia’s brand-new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system with Kia’s UVO Connect telematics. Unique to the new Plug-in Hybrid variants, the systems incorporate new functionality to help owners locate available charging points in their vicinity, or en route to their navigation destination. The screens can show relevant information relating to the powertrain, displaying remaining charge levels in the battery and energy usage graphics. Owners can 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.
For more information regarding the Plug-in Hybrid variants of the XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon, contact us today