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Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

Kia Europe has confirmed its upcoming crossover based on the Ceed hatchback will debut later in the year, though hasn't revealed its official name just yet. A new press release accompanied by the above sketch that was published a month ago quotes Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's vice president of design...

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2020 Kia XCeed sketched
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2020 Kia XCeed sketched

Kia Motors Europe has teased its upcoming small SUV, unofficially dubbed the XCeed, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show early next month. Set to slot between the little Stonic and the mid-sized Sportage in Kia's European line-up, the XCeed will have a lot in common with the Ceed hatchback and Sportswagon it will share its underpinnings with...


2020 Kia 'XCeed' spied
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2020 Kia 'XCeed' spied

Spy photographers have snapped the Kia Ceed-based SUV once again during cold weather testing in Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the coming months. The new model is rumoured to be badged the 'XCeed', slotting between the pint-sized Stonic and larger Sportage in Kia Europe's line-up...


2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied
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2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied

Photographers have snapped images of a mystery Kia crossover prototype doing rounds in Europe, believed to be based on the Ceed hatchback. In terms of size, the new Kia SUV slots between the Rio-based Stonic and the larger Sportage, making it around the same size as the Hyundai Kona and Ford Focus Active...


Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019
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Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019

Kia Europe has confirmed it will add a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Ceed Sportswagon during the second half of next year, with further models tipped to get electrified powertrains in the near future as well. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Kia Europe's marketing boss, Artur Martins, said the Ceed PHEV will utilise the same hybrid system as the Niro PHEV crossover, which pairs a 104kW/147Nm 1...


2019 Kia Cerato GT previewed? Ceed GT, K3 GT revealed overnight
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2019 Kia Cerato GT previewed? Ceed GT, K3 GT revealed overnight

Overnight, Kia unveiled the new Kia Ceed GT in Europe, as well as the Kia K3 GT for the South Korean market. These cars preview the powertrain likely to feature in next year's Cerato GT. Under the bonnet, the Ceed GT and K3 GT are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre direct-injection four-cylinder engine, which generates 150kW of power at 6000rpm, and 265Nm of torque between the 1500 and 4500rpm...


Kia Proceed Shooting Brake spied
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Kia Proceed Shooting Brake spied

A prototype believed to be the Kia Proceed GT Shooting Brake has been spied this week during development testing, indicating a production version of the concept shown at last year's Frankfurt motor show is on the way. This particular vehicle is wearing a heap of black sheeting and false body panels to hide its profile and design details, but we can still see plenty...


Kia Proceed concept headed for production - report
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Kia Proceed concept headed for production - report

It may have been used to preview the new Ceed hatchback, but the Kia Proceed concept could be launched as a production model sometime in 2019 – according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the body style for the Korean small car will be offered in top-shelf GT guise, after spotting a camouflaged prototype during cold weather testing wearing big wheels and brakes, along with a sporty bodykit...


Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming
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Kia Cerato GT hot hatch and sedan coming

Kia Australia will add two go-fast ‘GT’ versions of its new Cerato small car by early 2019 to complement the Stinger brand-builder. The Cerato GT (expected name) will come in both hatch and sedan body styles, giving Kia dealers two affordable image leaders in the same mould as the related Hyundai i30 SR and Elantra SR twins...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied again

A stickered-up prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied during development testing in Austria, towing a trailer of all things. While the vehicle depicted is wearing fake body panels and a partial black-and-white wrap, it doesn't look drastically different to the standard Ceed hatchback revealed at this year's Geneva motor show...


Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system
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Kia reveals new mild-hybrid system

Kia has detailed its new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid system, which will debut in the Sportage SUV later this year – but it won't be coming to Australia. Combining a turbo-diesel engine with a 48V electric motor, Kia says the mild-hybrid setup "provides electric power and reduces engine load under acceleration", while also recuperating energy during in-gear deceleration and braking...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Kia Ceed GT has been spied this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal at the Paris motor show later this year. Key design changes between this vehicle and the base car include a bodykit under the heavy black sheeting and false body panels, larger alloy wheels and a dual exhaust system out the back...


2019 Kia Ceed GT spied
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2019 Kia Ceed GT spied

Images of a Korean vehicle believed to be the Kia Ceed GT have surfaced on social media this week, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. The prototype in question is a camouflaged Kia hatchback wearing red exterior highlights, bigger brakes with red-painted calipers, and alloy wheels borrowed from the now-defunct Cerato Koup Turbo...


2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon officially unveiled in Geneva
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2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon officially unveiled in Geneva

Kia has officially outed the 2018 Ceed Sportswagon in Geneva, blending the hatchback's Euro-chic looks with an ultra-practical load bay. Up front, the Sportswagon looks just like the Ceed hatchback revealed last month (and the new Cerato sedan), while the rear end is clearly inspired by the Optima Sportswagon...


2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon leaked
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2018 Kia Ceed Sportswagon leaked

The new-generation Kia Ceed Sportswagon has been leaked on the web, ahead of an official reveal at the Geneva motor show this week. As expected, the wagon-bodied version of Kia's Europe-focused small car looks like the hatch up front, while borrowing styling from the larger Optima Sportswagon at the rear...


2018 Kia Ceed revealed for Geneva
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2018 Kia Ceed revealed for Geneva

The new-generation 2018 Kia Ceed has been revealed today, and no we haven't forgotten an apostrophe: Kia's dropped it, to the delight of grammar prescriptivists around the world. As expected, the new Ceed wears front-end styling largely identical to the 2018 Kia Cerato sedan revealed in January...


2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe
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2018 Kia Cerato hatch to debut in Geneva as the Ceed, sans apostrophe

The new 2018 Kia Cerato hatch - sorry, the new Kia Ceed - has been previewed today ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show. And, hallelujah, the new third-generation model will drop the pesky apostrophe from the name. Kia's European arm has also confirmed an unspecified "second model of the Ceed family" will debut alongside the new five-door hatch...


2018 Kia Cerato hatch spied in Cee'd form
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2018 Kia Cerato hatch spied in Cee'd form

The new-generation Kia Cerato/Cee'd hatchback has been spied during testing in Europe, ahead of a likely unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March. Despite the black and white camouflage, this vehicle is largely identical in design to the undisguised version seen in Korea last December, pretty much confirming the new Cee'd and Cerato hatchbacks will basically be one and the same...


2018 Kia Cee'd Sportswagon caught with Cerato on its face
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2018 Kia Cee'd Sportswagon caught with Cerato on its face

The next-generation Kia Cee'd wagon has been spied undergoing testing in Germany, trying to hide a front-end design that looks awfully like the new Cerato. Unfortunately, the test driver spotted the photographer from our spy agency, and promptly reversed away out of sight, meaning there are no pictures of the car's rear...


Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report
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Kia Sportage, Cee'd to get mild-hybrid tech - report

Kia's European arm is looking to introduce 48V mild-hybrid powertrains, starting with the current Sportage and next-generation Cee'd - according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Kia's research and development boss, Woong Chul Yang, said the Korean manufacturer is looking to add the mild-hybrid options to meet ever-tightening European emissions laws...