In this article, we will present the review of this vehicle that’s the hybrid version of the brand’s venerable Ceed Sportswagon. It’s the only vehicle in the Ceed family along with the Xceed PHEV that has also been introduced recently, to have both a petrol motor and a plug socket.
As of now, this version of the vehicles is being launched, but we are also expecting a plug-in version of the vehicle as well as a Proceed PHEV. But, nothing can be said for sure when they will be launched.
This vehicle uses the same Powertrain as the Niro PHEV. There is a 78bhp electric motor and an 8.7kWh lithium-ion battery. It will allow the vehicle to run for a distance of up to 34 miles on electricity.
The Ceed Sportswagon PHEV can be bought for £28,693 in the UK, but it’s available in just one trim. Due to the restrictions imposed due to the crisis, the car we tested was European, but it represents the car you will buy in the UK. The vehicles come with a lot of kits, like satellite navigation, heated seats, 17in alloy wheels, and dual-zone climate control.
The vehicle also comes with active safety systems as well as a UVO Connect infotainment suite. UVO Connect infotainment suite allows you to know where are public charge points and parking points, it does so by using its eSIM chip. The only thing you have to decide is which color you want.
We have mixed feelings about this vehicle. We are impressed by many things, but we are not impressed by some points. It appears to grow-up in some ways, but not in all. First, we will talk about the things that have impressed us. It has the decent vertical body control and it provides good resistance to bumps and ruts. Whether you drive it at motorways, country lanes, or within the city, it handles them very well.
The interior is very good and looks well-made, a thing you expect from KIA’s vehicles. Its comfortable car to drive and it’s comfortable for front and rear passengers as there is enough leg and head room.