Kia XCeed Compact Crossover Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

Kia XCeed Compact Crossover Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

Kia has showcased its XCeed compact crossover at the Auto Expo 2020. It could be priced between Rs. 8.0 - 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Kia XCeed competes with the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

 

Kia XCeed Compact Crossover

In the UK, the XCeed comes with a 1.0-litre turbo and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engines along with a 1.6-litre turbo diesel. Should it go on sale in India, it could get the 1.5-litre normal petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine option from the Kia Seltos.

Kia Xceed

Here are the engine specs of Kia XCeed:

2020 Kia XCeed Compact Crossover Engine Specs

 

Kia XCeed

Maruti S-Cross

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel(Expected)

Diesel

Displacement

1.0-litre turbo

1.4-litre turbo

1.6-litre turbo

1.25-litre turbo-hybrid

Power

120PS @ 6000rpm

140PS @ 6000rpm

136PS @ 4000rpm

90PS @ 4000rpm

Torque

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

280Nm @ 1500 - 3000rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Automatic Transmission

-

7-speed dual-clutch

-

-

 

As you can see, it literally XCeeds the S-Cross’ performance figures. Similarly, it also beats the S-Cross in the comparison of the dimensions. It’s bigger in every way except for ground clearance. That gap is only 6mm, which Kia can fix any day. The S-Cross has always been a diesel-only vehicle.

Kia Xceed

Since Maruti Suzuki is discontinuing the 1.25-litre diesel engine, the S-Cross’ future remains uncertain. If the S-Cross is discontinued, then buyers would want to shop elsewhere. And if it gets the rumoured 1.6-litre diesel engine, then that should slightly adversely affect its ex-showroom prices, allowing Kia to price the XCeed on par with the S-Cross 1.6. Kia XCeed could still meet the needs of buyers who just want a compact crossover with a petrol engine, which isn’t yet available in the S-Cross.

Here are the dimensions of Kia XCeed Crossover:

2020 Kia XCeed Compact Crossover vs Maruti S-Cross Dimensions

 

Kia XCeed

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Length

4395mm

4300mm

Width

1826mm

1785mm

Height

1495mm

1595mm

Wheelbase

2650mm

2600mm

Ground Clearance

174mm

180mm

Boot Space

426  litres

375 litres

 

The 2020 Kia XCeed’s top variant has the following features:

  • 6 airbags
  • Hill-start assist
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Automatic parallel and perpendicular parking
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Automatic AC
  • Cruise control with auto traffic crawl functionality
  • Power-operated tailgate

The XCeed is a compact crossover and has only 1 real competitor: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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