The new Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid!
The new Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid!

As dealerships around the country reopen this week, Kia Motors Ireland has confirmed the arrival of the new Kia XCeed PHEV to Ireland.

The XCeed is based on the Ceed hatchback and arrived in Ireland in 2019 with petrol and diesel engine availability. Now the arrival of the new plug-in hybrid XCeed will complete the range.

How much is the new Kia XCeed PHEV?

The Kia XCeed PHEV will go on sale in Ireland now from €28,945, inclusive of grants and VRT relief. It will be available in just one high specification with 18” alloy wheels, dual zone automatic air con , 8” touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, rear privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, lane keep assist and forward collision avoidance.

The XCeed PHEV combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a battery pack and electric motor to produce 141 hp and a pure electric driving range of up to 54 km. This capability can allow drivers to complete the majority of daily drives and short commutes on electric power alone. The powertrain is paired with a six-speed double-clutch transmission, while regenerative braking technology also comes as standard to recuperate energy typically lost during coasting or braking.

Kia says that the XCeed Plug-in Hybrid has been engineered exclusively for European roads, with European buyers in mind. The ride and handling characteristics have been tuned for dynamism and driver engagement, with some special tweaks to suspension and steering over the diesel and petrol XCeed range.

Anything else?

The new Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is produced at Kia’s European manufacturing facility in Žilina, Slovakia. The new model is built alongside other Ceed models on the same production line and is covered by Kia’s 7-Year, 150,000 km warranty as standard.

Kia has already enjoyed success with the Niro PHEV, Ireland’s bestselling plug-in hybrid, and the all-electric e-Soul and e-Niro. A new Kia Sorento SUV is expected in Ireland before the end of 2020 and will include a new plug-in hybrid variant.

The XCeed petrol range is available from €26,345 and we recently reviewed the Kia XCeed diesel for Changing Lanes.