Kia XCeed arrives
The Kia XCeed crossover has arrived in Ireland, with the range kicking off at €26,245.
Kia Ireland's pricing offer sees the XCeed crossover sold in K2, K3 and K4 specifications, with a choice of either a 1.0-litre T-GDi three-cylinder turbo petrol or a 1.6-litre CRDi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. If customer demand dictates, then other engines will join the range as required, while a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version will land in 2020.
The XCeed range kicks off with the €26,245 1.0 T-GDi K2, with 16-inch alloys, LED lights front and rear, privacy glass, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a number of safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance, High Beam Assist and Speed Limit Assist. Stepping up to K3 (from €28,145 for a 1.0 T-GDi) adds 18-inch alloys, a 10.25-inch infotainment system with TomTom satnav and a reversing camera, half-leather upholstery, an electronic parking brake and wireless smartphone charging. K3 is the first level at which the 115hp CRDi diesel engine appears, for a price of around €31,000.
K4 specification (from €30,045 for a 1.0 T-GDi) is the plushest of all, bringing in heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a smartkey with push-button start, climate control and Blind Spot Detection.
Aidan Doyle, Head of Marketing at Kia Motors Ireland, said: "The Kia XCeed addresses the growing desire for cars which offer more emotion and dynamism than an SUV, both in terms of the way a car looks and drives. Yet these customers don't want to lose the practicality that a larger car offers them. Our new CUV meets these needs, with a distinctive and modern design wrapped around a spacious, versatile body. Merging the strengths of both hatchback and SUV, the Kia XCeed offers a refreshing and different alternative for Irish motorists."
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