The first parts of the latest Kia XCeed have already left the doors of the plant in Žilina. The modern crossover will appear in showrooms in September this year. and is one of the models from the Ceed family, which, like the fifth-generation Sportage, is manufactured in a factory in Slovakia.
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Kia boasts that the XCeed is built on a modern production line with 40 new robots in the paint shop and assembly hall. This is the result of a long-term plan aimed at increasing automation and efficiency, as well as bringing production in line with environmental standards at the Slovakian plant. The Žilina factory already uses 100 percent. from renewable energy, and heat and water from the paint shop are recycled to reduce waste.
The Korean manufacturer emphasizes that all models are produced in Žilina on the same production line, which enables rapid response to the changing needs of individual models. In addition to cars, the plant also produces the 1.5-liter “Kappa” gasoline engine, the “Smartstream” hybrid and the 1.6-liter T-GDi “Gamma” engine.