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Kia XCeed

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Kia XCeed



Final thoughts and pick of the range

A capable answer to a question nobody should be asking

Essentially, you’ll buy an XCeed because you like the looks, so it’s clear to see why Kia has gone all out on the design and changed so many panels from the hatch. 

It is sprung slightly softer too, but the driving experience just can’t match up. The sweet spot in the range would probably be the 1.4-litre petrol engine mated to the six-speed manual gearbox, but most will go with the DCT.

Interestingly, there’s a plug-in hybrid coming in 2020 too, so Kia clearly sees the XCeed as having a different target market to the EV or hybrid-only Niro. As coupé/crossover/SUVs go, the XCeed isn’t a bad one. As niche’s go though…

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