Kia is on a roll now, introducing SUVs after SUVs. The automaker is at it once more, this time teasing an all-new SUV-coupe dubbed the XCeed Crossover. Kia calls it the crossover utility automobile (CUV) and positions it as a sportier various to conventional SUVs.
The swept-back, coupe-like look of the XCeed is a product of the model’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany. Its design was led by Kia Motors Europe’s VP of design, Gregory Guillaume. The elevated journey peak and low hip level assist give the automobile a sportier driving place than typical SUVs.
Moreover the extra athletic look, Kia says the XCeed crossover will supply comparable ranges of inside house and baggage capability to Europe’s best-selling SUVs. Kia Europe boss Emilio Herrera mentioned: “The sporty design and manner of the brand new Kia XCeed CUV makes it extra innately fascinating than many taller, bigger SUVs. But it provides this with out compromising on versatility, with its clever packaging attaining the cabin and space for storing of an SUV in a sportier physique and extra compact footprint.”
Whereas there aren’t any technical particulars to accompany the teaser, it’s possible that the XCeed will share the identical fundamental underpinnings because the Ceed. Engine choices might embody Kia’s 1.zero litre three-cylinder that provides 120 hp, the brand new 1.four T-GDi turbo petrol with 140 hp, in addition to the 1.6 litre turbodiesel that makes 115 hp. Anticipate the range-topping mannequin to get the Ceed GT‘s 1.6 litre T-GDi petrol that makes 204 PS and 265 Nm. The brand new Kia XCeed shall be revealed in full on June 26, 2019.
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