The upcoming 2021 Kia XCeed is a modern crossover SUV that is based on the Ceed hatchback. According to South Korean manufacturers, the new sporty crossover will bring plenty of refreshments inside. Unfortunately, the exterior design will mostly remain unchanged.
The second-generation model will be only available in Europe for now. Dimensionally, this model slots between famous Sportage and Stonic models. As for the engine, the latest crossover will carryover multiple engine options. Besides, we heard that a hybrid variant is also in the works.
2021 Kia Xceed Design
The South Korean model 2021 Kia XCeed looks almost identical to the predecessor. Some small refreshments are visible but nothing significant. Generally, there is no need for significant upgrades, because Kia XCeed comes with a very modern appearance. Compared this model to the hatchback Ceed, you`ll notice more rugged styling on the XCeed. The front fascia is attractive thanks to the tiger-nose grille and sleeker LED headlights.
Dimensionally, the latest crossover is 173.0 inches long, 71.8 inches wide and 58.6 inches tall, which is a couple of inches less than the Sportage. Interestingly, there are plenty of customizations. For example, one can replace standard 16-inch wheels with the optional 17-inch or even more giant 18-inch rims. XCeed crossover can be chosen in three standard colours Blue Flame, Lunar Silver and our favourite Quantum Yellow.
The facelifted 2021 Kia XCeed gets more upscale materials inside than the Ceed hatchback. However, the cabin is very identical, but the crossover variant because of its dimensions offers more room. The layout is perfect, and Kia XCeed through two rows of seats has plenty of space for five occupants. There is ample legroom, but not enough than in the Sportage model. Basically, one can fold seats in a 40:20:40 configuration.
In terms of technology, Kia always offers some innovations. Firstly, the infotainment system will be bigger this time, including (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto) support. Generally, thanks to this wide display, one can easly split the screen to use up to three apps. For example, one can run map, weather and music. A fully digital instrument cluster is also present, and it measures 12.3-inch. Safety is also enhanced, and it includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, Smart Parking Assist (SPA) and much more.
2021 Kia XCeed Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, some changes might happen. According to our reliable source, the hybrid model is reportedly in the works. Besides, 2021 Kia XCeed will offer various engine options. The first one is a 1.0-liter engine, and it comes standard. This unit delivers 120 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The second one is the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged engine is capable of producing 204 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of twisting power.
Diesel powertrain is also available, and it consists of a 1.6-liter powertrain that makes 116 horses and 207 lb-ft of torque. All XCeed models use a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, while diesel is available with automatic transmission.
Release Date and Price
The price of the new redesigned 2021 Kia XCeed will be slightly increased. According to Kia, the new model will start at $22,000, which is $2000 more than the predecessor. The famous South Korean manufacturer will most likely release a new model sometime in 2021.