The significant-using Kia Xceed hatchback is because of a mid-lifestyle facelift, bringing updated styling, an improved cabin and an all-electrified powertrain line-up. 

The subtly up to date Citroën C4 rival will carry on to be supplied with a preference of gentle-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options, but the 1.-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines supplied at start are established to be discontinued. 

At the moment, the electrified Xceed providing includes a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol with a 48V delicate-hybrid system, able of a claimed 55.4mpg and a plug-in hybrid comprising a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an 8.9kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor for up to 36 miles at a time. 

There’s no phrase on no matter if both of these variants will be discontinued or upgraded, but the electrification of the Xceed line-up could have it get the 1.-litre 3-cylinder petrol gentle-hybrid offered in the intently relevant Kia Stonic. 

The updated Xceed will also provide refreshing inside and exterior styling, as previewed in formal sketches of the 2023 design forward of its official unveiling future week.

The illustrations or photos appear to show a bolder, sharper appear than the present-day design, with lights identical to the more recent Kia EV6 but nevertheless retaining the exclusive Kia front grille.

Inside of, Kia says to anticipate an enhanced inside in excess of the present model, which was produced in 2019. It at the moment features an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment method as standard, with pricer trim concentrations bringing in a 10.25in monitor.

The facelift also delivers with it a new GT-Line trim, for the initial time in the Xceed range. Accessible on other Kia designs, be expecting extras to include things like a wi-fi mobile phone charger, GT-Line badges and information, as perfectly as tweaks to the exterior search. Plusher inside supplies could also be accessible with the trim.