Kia’s Ceed family is getting bigger by the days and is evident by the revelation of first XCeed. 2020 Kia XCeed is dubbed as compact crossover as it is based on hatchback and have jacked up version of the same. Nonetheless, it is not the case entirely because every other body panel is new apart from front doors. 2020 XCeed has longer front and rear overhangs by 1 and 2.4 inches respectively. Additionally, it is wider by 1 inch and has 1.7 inches extra ground clearance when compared with Ceed hatchback. The wheelbase remains the same with other Ceed models and stands at 104.3 inches.
Exterior of 2020 Kia XCeed has been beefed with plastic cladding, more arched roofline behind B pillars, different lighting units, restyled bumpers, updated grille and silver roof rails. Buyers can choose from 12 exterior colors that includes a new Quantum Yellow which is unique along with two wheel sizes which are 16 and 18 inches respectively. Cabin of 2020 Kia XCeed is similar to regular Ceed. It features soft-touch materials, satin chrome trim and a range of cloth, synthetic leather or genuine leather upholstery. As standard, 8.0-inch touchscreen display is available but there is an optional 10.25 inches supported by 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Boot space has been increased and offers 426 liters with all seats in place.
Powering the 2020 Kia XCeed is three petrol and two diesel engines. It consists of 1.0-liter 3-cylinder with 118hp, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder with 138hp and 1.6-liter T-GDi 201hp respectively. Diesel lineup consist of 1.6-liter that gives 113hp and 134hp. Apart from base petrol version, other models are paired with six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. By next year, engine family would gain 40V mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. 2020 Kia XCeed is limited to European market and will go on sale by third quarter of 2019. Production will begin at Slovakian Zilina factory where Ceed hatchback, Sportswagon and ProCeed are also being made.