All-New Kia XCeed Now Available At Stockton Kia

Kia is a company to keep a close eye on. The rate at which they launch new models is staggering and the quality of those new cars is terrific. Gone are the days when the only reason to buy a Kia was because it came with a cracking 7 year 100,000 mile warranty.

The warranty is still the same, but the cars are now extremely desirable.

The latest to arrive is the Kia XCeed which is a Kia Ceed with attitude. It’s an urban crossover which simply builds upon the strengths of the Ceed. It has raised ride height and is slightly longer and taller. It stands out from the crowd thanks to a sloping rear roofline. You get neat styling touches like wheel arch trims, smart alloy wheels, deep bumpers, LED lights front and rear, and new front grille.

Four engines are available. A hybrid will arrive next year. There’s a 1.6 litre CRDi diesel engine which has two power outputs. They’re aimed at folk who intend covering a high mileage or regularly travel with a decent load on board. Economy is the name of the game. If you go for the 113bhp model you won’t be far away from 70mpg. It feels lively with plenty of low rev pulling power. 0-60 mph takes 11 seconds.

If you prefer smooth petrol engines you can go for 1.0 litre or 1.4 litre GDi power plants. The 1.4 gives you 0-60 mph in a shade over 9 seconds, but we like the 1.0 litre model. 0-60 takes 10.8 seconds but you’ll manage around 52mpg. The engine sounds good too. If you want an auto ‘box, you’ll need the 1.4 petrol model.

Trim choice is straightforward with 2, 3 and First Edition models available. All Kia XCeed models are well equipped. Every version comes with air conditioning, cruise control, powered windows, DAB radio, Bluetooth, Android and Apple connectivity, reversing camera, smart 8 inch colour touchscreen, height adjustment to the driver’s seat and a host of safety kit.

Prices start at £20,795 for the Kia XCeed ‘2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp.

Stockton Kia are experts at getting you into the right Kia. Previously part of the Jennings group, they continue to be run by the same family. Crucially, all the experienced staff are still there. You’ll see familiar faces and still get the great customer service for which the dealership has always been renowned. You’ll find a huge range of new and quality approved used cars, as well as a state of the art service centre. Stockton Kia have incredible buying power and are now one of the biggest Kia dealerships in the whole of Europe.

The best idea is to call into their dealership on Concorde Way at Preston Farm in Stockton or give them a ring on 01642 693587. Their knowledgeable sales team will quickly sort out everything. They can also arrange finance and servicing plans. If you haven’t previously considered a Kia, you don’t know what you’re missing.

In other words, Stockton Kia and the Kia XCeed….reasons to get Xcited.