2022 Kia XCeed Facelift teased, debuts July 18 with EVs

Facelifted XCeed compact crossover will launch on July 18 in mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.

Kia facelifted the Ceed, Proceed, and Ceed SW a year ago, and the XCeed debuted three years ago. The facelift includes cosmetic and interior upgrades.

First time Kia offers a GT-Line XCeed with sportier appearance and more features. Official sketches show a revised front bumper with sharper intakes, a modified grille, and new LED headlight designs.

Similar to previous GT-Line versions, it has big alloy wheels. The sketches are exaggerated to show the vehicle's size.

At the back, revisions include LED taillight graphics, a new emblem, chrome trim on the faux tailpipes, and a body-colored skidplate that appears like a diffuser. Considering Kia's facelift plan, entry-level trims may see less cosmetic modifications than the GT-Line.

Kia didn't show the interior. This likely means it will get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a redesigned 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, enhanced ADAS systems, and new upholstery materials.

The facelifted Kia XCeed will have mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The mild-hybrid will presumably be the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder with a 48V system from the normal Ceed, which produces 118 horsepower and drives the front axle through a dual-clutch transmission.

The PHEV combined a normally aspirated 1.6-liter engine with an electric motor providing 139 horsepower (104 kW / 141 PS) and an 8.9 kWh battery for a range of 58 km (36 miles).

The crossover accounts for 51% of Ceed sales and 10% of all Kia sales in the UK.