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    Kia XCeed Compact Crossover Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Feb 05 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 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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