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New Kia XCeed: Challenger on space for bigger, more costly, SUV’s

  • Coupé-like European design for Kia’s new crossover
  • Sportier design – space for people and luggage
  • Kia XCeed to be unveiled on June 26 2019
2019 KIA XCeed: Image: Kia Motors

FRANKFURT, Germany – Kia Motors has released the first image of the new Kia  XCeed urban crossover due to be revealed soon, describing it as ”stylish, expressive and modern in design and representing a new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) as a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUV’s”.

The car’s coupé-like silhouette is said to be a product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, and was designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, design VP for Kia Europe.

Media information from Kia reports: ”The combination of its elevated ride height and lower hip-point give the car a sportier driving position than a traditional SUV.

”Its raised driving position offers a clearer view of the road than a conventional family hatchback.”

‘SPORTIER DESIGN, MORE DESIRABLE’

The automaker adds that the newbie will have interior space and luggage capacity ”comparable to Europe’s best-selling SUVs”.

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Emilio Herrera, boss of Kia Motors Europe, told The Corner in a media release: “The sporty design and demeanour of the XCeed makes it more desirable than many taller and larger SUV’s without compromising on versatility.

”Its cabin and storage space is similar to an SUV but in a sportier body with a more compact footprint.”

  • Kia SA points out that until the launch it will not be known whether the new model will be released in South Africa.

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