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COOLER KIA The new Kia XCeed is a stylish family SUV for under £250 a month

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KIA has unveiled its revamped XCeed with a fresh new look, improved tech inside and more engine options.

The Kia XCeed is a five-door, five-seat SUV, although it’s more of a raised family hatchback than a full-size off-roader.

The new Kia XCeed features new LED headlights and a revised design of the grille, front bumper and air intake.

At the rear there are new taillights, a new diffuser with a gloss black skid plate and a subtle exhaust-look design. That means fake exhaust systems. Sigh.

There’s also a new GT-Line trim that adds an even sportier body kit and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, too, the GT-Line has a sportier look than the others with a D-shaped sports steering wheel, sports seats and a black roof lining.

The XCeed gets Kia’s latest 10.25-inch infotainment system and optional digital driver dials, redesigned for this new model.

There are 1.0-litre petrol engines with 120 hp, 1.5-litre petrol engines with 160 hp or 1.6-litre petrol engines with 204 hp, or a 1.6-litre diesel with 136 hp instead.

For those wanting electrification, there’s also a 1.6-litre petrol plug-in hybrid that can be charged in just over an hour and will do 60 kilometers on electric power around town.

Manual and automatic transmissions are available, but all XCeeds come with front-wheel drive.

UK pricing and trim levels are yet to be confirmed, but the new XCeed will go on sale in Europe from September 2022.

Like all Kia’s, the XCeed comes with the company’s industry-leading seven-year warranty promise.

We don’t think prices will increase much for this new model – the current XCeed starts at £21,835.

There have been some extremely aggressive financing offers for the XCeed from just £197 a month, so you should be able to pick up this new car for not much more than that.

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