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Kia XCeed and Ceed Tourer hybrids, a compelling alternative

Kia Motors has decided that both the Kia XCeed and the Ceed Tourer will soon have new plug-in hybrid variants , taking a further step in its electrification strategy for the brand. And is that the South Korean firm has not left anything to chance, as it has made the decision to electrify a range whose sales are currently on the rise. In fact, the sales of the Ceed family have increased nothing more and nothing less than 40.1% year-on-year in the first six months of 2019. Thus, these two new sustainable versions, which will be on sale in Europe at the beginning Next year 2020, they will mark the introduction for the first time of the plug-in hybrid system in the segment of the family compact of Kia.

These new plug-in hybrids , which will be a very compelling alternative to the gasoline and diesel versions, will be manufactured at Kia’s plant in Žilina, Slovakia, and will become the first plug-in models built by the brand in Europe. They will consist of a 1.6 Kappa GDI petrol engine with four cylinders and an electric 44.5 kW engine to achieve a combined power of 141 hp and a torque of 265 Nm. In addition, Kia’s exclusive warranty of seven years or 150,000 kilometers is offered as standard and will also cover the battery and engine of the new powertrain.

Emilio Herrera , Director of Operations for Kia Motors Europe, commented that “these two versions represent an important new stage for Kia, as we introduce state-of-the-art powertrains to our broadest range of vehicles. Sales of the new Ceed family have grown by 40.1% year-on-year in the first half of 2019 and the new plug-in hybrid variants will add even more appeal to the range “, before adding that” while other marcs talk electrification futures, Kia has already launched a whole range of electrified vehicles. Our offering of mild hybrids, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric cars now offers customers in other segments more options and a lower cost of ownership ”.

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