Kia has launched production of its plug-in hybrid car in Slovakia

A new model will go on sale on European markets in late 2020.

Kia begins producing its second PHEV model in the Žilina plant on March 4, 2020.Kia begins producing its second PHEV model in the Žilina plant on March 4, 2020. (Source: Kia Motors Slovakia)

Kia Motors Slovakia, a carmaker based in the northern-Slovak city of Žilina, is progressing in the production of plug-in hybrids.

Following a successful production launch of the Ceed Sportswagon a few months ago, the South Korean car manufacturer has begun to make another plug-in hybrid, XCeed, in its Žilina plant. Both models thus bring the electrified drive to a segment of compact family cars for the first time.

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“These two models represent the next important stage for the Kia company, when we introduce a modern power train of a new generation to our broader range of vehicles,” Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe Emilio Herrera said.

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