KIA XCeed gets a Design Update + a New GT Line

By CarMoney July 18, 2022
KIA XCeed gets a Design Update + a New GT Line

KIA’s brilliantly successful compact crossover has had a makeover, and now boasts a new GT-line! Having sold over 120,000 units in Europe, KIA has decided to give it a series of product enhancements for 2022 including a bold new exterior design, an enhanced interior and a new GT-line trim. 

Images: XCeed GT-line (left) + XCeed PHEV (right)

The XCeed has also been massively popular car in the UK. Accounting for 10 per cent of total Kia sales in the country. The exact UK specification, technical data and pricing information for the new XCeed will be revealed nearer the on-sale date.

Adding the GT-line specification for the first time, combined with a petrol engine that produces 204ps. This offers an exciting and dynamic driving experience. As one of the most high-tech cars in its class, the new XCeed is a flagship model for Kia thanks to its latest technologies including advanced safety, connectivity and infotainment systems.

Kia has also introduced the new XCeed with a wide range of efficient and electrified powertrain options. The XCeed Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) delivers an all-electric range of 48km, while other fuel-efficient powertrains are also available, from fast-revving, turbocharged engines to mild-hybrid systems, making the XCeed one of the best equipped in its class!

Vice President of Marketing and Product at Kia Europe, Sjoerd Knipping said: “Our customers have praised the XCeed’s unique combination of dynamic handling, everyday practicality and in-car technology. This new model builds upon these strengths with a series of stylish exterior and interior design changes and new tech features.”

Exterior Updates

The new Kia XCeed features new LED headlamps and a revised grille, front bumper and air intake design. It rides on dedicated 18-inch alloys designed specifically for CUV-segment appeal. At the rear, targeted refinements include a new diffuser with a gloss black skid plate and a discreet ‘exhaust-look’ design for a refreshed sporty look across the XCeed range.

Interior Updates

Inside, a ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system stands apart from the dashboard, while the lower portion provides a set of touch-sensitive buttons, dials and switches to control audio volume, heating and ventilation. The interior is finished in soft-touch materials, with a satin chrome dashboard trim. Buyers can choose from a range of cloth, suede, synthetic leather or genuine leather upholstery finishes for the seats.


Three turbocharged petrol engines are available in the refreshed XCeed line-up. A three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi engine delivers 120 ps and 172 Nm of torque, while a four-cylinder 1.5-litre T-GDi engine produces 160 ps and 253 Nm of torque.

A high-power 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, the same unit found in Ceed and ProCeed GT models, is also available for the most powerful XCeed variant. With a 204 ps power output and 265 Nm of torque across a broad range of engine speeds, it can accelerate from 0-to-100 kph in 7.5 seconds when equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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