Kia XCeed PHEV hatchback

With a petrol engine and an electric motor, most plug-in hybrids offer zippy acceleration and the promise of MPG figures so high you’d think they were typos. It uses the same powertrain as the Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq, neither of which are particularly quick, and the plug-in XCeed is also noticeably heavier than the petrol-powered model. You’ll get up to 36 miles of electric-only range from a full charge (slightly less if you spec bigger alloy wheels), while the XCeed PHEV’s 32g/km CO2 figure means business users will face a tax bill that’salmost two-thirds lower than that of a petrol or diesel. Space is good in the front but rear-seat occupants have a little less kneeroom than in petrol and diesel versionsbecause of the bulky battery packs. The Kia XCeed PHEV offers a decent electric range and lower tax costs Kia’s headline-grabbing 188.3mpg figure is more of an indication of what’s possible rather than what you’ll get on a daily basis. The First Edition model has bigger alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, a poweredtailgate, wireless phone charging and automated parking assistance.