Published on June 6th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
KIA XCEED Crossover To Challenge Proton X50
Kia Motors has just released the first image of the new Kia XCeed urban crossover, due to be revealed later in June 2019. Stylish, expressive and modern in design, the new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) represents a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs.
This stylish new crossover will sit side by side with the Proton X50 if launched in Malaysia.
The swept-back, coupé-like appearance of the new Kia XCeed is a product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe. 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 ahead than a conventional family hatchback.
More emotional and dynamic in format and design than its taller rivals, the new Kia XCeed will nevertheless offer comparable levels of interior space and luggage capacity to Europe’s best-selling SUVs.
The sporty design and demeanour of the new Kia XCeed CUV makes it more innately desirable than many taller, larger SUVs. Yet it offers this without compromising on versatility, with its intelligent packaging achieving the cabin and storage space of an SUV in a sportier body and more compact footprint.
The new Kia XCeed will be revealed in full on 26 June for global markets which is months before the arrival of the Proton X50 in Malaysia. We wonder if Kia in Malaysia will bring this new crossover into Malaysia to challenge the X50 in price and features to give the segment some excitement.