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Kia XCeed 2021

New engines and transmissions across the Ceed range for 2021

Kia Ceed sees big efficiency gains, new variants and spec upgrades

Kia has announced upgraded engines and transmissions for the Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon, ProCeed and XCeed. These upgrades mean more efficiency for Ceed lovers across the range. And there’s lots more news about Ceed below, so just read on or get in touch with the Kia specialists at your local Brayley Kia.

New 1.5-litre T-GDi ‘Smartstream’ petrol engine

A new engine is now available for all four models in the family, the Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon, ProCeed and XCeed. You can specify this new 1.5-litre T-GDi engine with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The engine increases power by 14% (158bhp at 5,500rpm) and torque by 4.5% (253Nm between 1,500 and 3,500rpm), compared with the previous engine. The latest Smartstream technology reduces emissions while improving performance.

Kia Ceed range engines 2021
Kia Ceed engine 2021

48-volt mild hybrid (MHEV) now available for all Ceed diesel models

Known for being Kia’s cleanest diesel engine, the Smartstream ‘U3’ 1.6-litre CRDi is now available on all Ceed diesels paired with the EcoDynamics+ 48-volt mild hybrid system. This brings major gains in fuel efficiency and emissions reduction, along with the performance benefits of electric torque assistance.

iMT intelligent Manual Transmission now standard on diesel Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon and XCeed

The new intelligent Manual Transmission is a ‘clutch-by-wire’ system. It increases fuel efficiency, while reducing CO2 emissions by some 3%. It also brings you all the driver engagement of a conventional manual transmission. The clutch pedal offers more control and a smoother gear change too. Kia has designed this new transmission specifically for its mild-hybrid electric vehicles. It’s now available on the Ceed, Ceed Sportswagon and XCeed, where it’s paired with the 134bhp 1.6-litre CRDi 48-volt MHEV engine.

Ceed Sportswagon range 2021

And there’s more news from Kia for the Ceed range for 2021


Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon:

• Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is now standard on the ‘GT’  
• Silver Frost becomes the no-cost option on ‘GT’ models 
• Blue Flame metallic is a new colour option across the range 
• City and pedestrian detection for the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) is now standard on all variants 
• Cyclist protection added as standard on the ‘GT-Line S’, the manual version of the ‘3’ and the ‘GT-Line’ 
• Cyclist protection added to the optional Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP) 
• New ‘GT-Line’ added to the line-up of the Ceed hatchback


And there’s a thrilling new ‘4’ model now available in the XCeed line-up.


With so much exceedingly exciting Ceed news, do get in touch with our Kia specialists to find out more about what a Ceed can do to help your new car dreams succeed.

Big Ceed news for 2021

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