The production of the KiXCeed cross-hatchback has begun at the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad. At the same time, Ki announced the exact date for the start of sales of the model in Russia - this will happen on June 1, 2020.
- The assembly of KiXCeed in Kaliningrad is fine-tuned from ready-made kits. In the same way, the plant produces Ceed hatchbacks, as well as Ceed SW and Proceed station wagons. Cerato sedans and Seltos, Soul and Sorento crossovers are produced by the small-knot method with welding and painting of bodies at Avtotor.
KiXCeed differs from the standard hatchback with an increased body (only the front doors are interchangeable) and a modified suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers. On 16-inch wheels, the cross-hatchback's ground clearance is 174 mm, and on 18-inch wheels - 184 mm. That's 42mm more than the Ceed hatchback.
- On the Russian market, the front-wheel drive KiXCeed will be offered with a choice of two petrol turbo engines - a 1.4-liter with 140 hp. (242 Nm) and 200-strong 1.6 (265 Nm). Both engines are combined only with a seven-speed "robot" with two clutches.
- The cost and configuration of KiXCeed assembled in Russia will be announced at the start of sales.