Kia XCeed gets mid-life facelift

The Kia XCeed crossover selection has been presented a slight facelift, with the up to date model set to go on sale in September this calendar year.

The updates involve revised exterior styling, smaller tweaks to its driving dynamics, an infotainment graphics improve and the addition of a ‘GT-line’ trim level.

The improvements get started with the car’s entrance finish, which characteristics a smaller sized grille with revised chrome details, LED headlights and redesigned decrease air intakes that Kia suggests strengthen the car’s gasoline efficiency.

Regarded as somewhat bumpy close to town by a couple British reviewers, the Kia XCeed has also acquired some small tweaks to its suspension and steering to strengthen journey comfort and responsiveness.

Unsurprisingly, there will be no diesel designs in the revised line-up, when the 1.-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines are carried more than, along with the selection-topping 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid (PHEV) edition..

Not a great deal has modified within the cabin, possibly, with the key enhancement being a software update to the infotainment method with new graphics and superior connectivity to provide reside website traffic data, weather conditions forecasts and parking availability at your spot.

The XCeed’s adaptive cruise command, which follows the pace of the vehicle in entrance, now makes use of information from the navigation system to fundamentally stop the car or truck from dashing up in the corners when the motor vehicle in entrance instantly alterations lane or exits a junction.

Ultimately, Kia has introduced that a new ‘GT-line’ trim will be additional to the selection, which does not involve any performance enhancements but does come with styling variations and greater alloy wheels.

Uk pricing and technical specs have not however been introduced, so we really don’t know what will be incorporated as common – or what might have been dropped from the existing gear list as new car price ranges proceed to maximize.

As the most common criticism of the XCeed has been that it has somewhat cramped rear seating, this insignificant facelift is not likely to significantly boost its existing Qualified Rating of 67% in coming months.