KIA has revealed UK pricing and some specifications for its new XCeed compact crossover as order books open for the upgraded model.
The new XCeed has received a range of mid-lifecycle updates three years after it first went on-sale.
It has become the best-selling variant in the four-strong Ceed model family, and now accounts for 51 per cent of all Ceed sales in the UK.
It has also made up 10 per cent of total Kia UK sales so far this year, with 5,652 units registered in the UK in the first half of the year.
UK customer deliveries for the new Kia XCeed commence later this year with prices starting from £22,995 for petrol models and £32,595 for the low-emission PHEV model.
The new GT-Line S grade sits at the top of the new XCeed range, replacing the earlier ‘4' grade. Standard equipment includes a new GT-Line body kit, 18-inch alloy wheels and GT-Line seats and steering wheel.
The new XCeed also incorporates Kia's latest driver assist, connectivity and infotainment systems for maximum everyday usability, enjoyment and occupant safety.
In the UK, the new XCeed offers the same choice of two powertrains as found on the pre-facelift model, including a low-emissions PHEV model.
The anticipated best-seller in the line-up is the 1.5-litre T-GDi engine, paired with a six-speed manual and producing 158 bhp and 253 Nm torque.
The new XCeed PHEV carries over the same plug-in hybrid system, based on a 1.6-litre GDi paired with a 44.5 kW electric motor and 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
Developing a combined 139bhp it is fitted with a six-speed double-clutch transmission and is capable of travelling up to 30 miles on electric power. It is based on the 3 grade model which costs from £25,495.
The XCeed GT-Line S will be priced from £29,995 while the PHEV costs from £32,595.
Further performance data will be released later.