Kia has shown a new concept in the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the look of the upcoming Cee’d hatchback.
The Procee’d-concept takes the form of a shooting brake-style estate, although Kia describes it as an “extended hatch”, with more dramatic styling than the cooking Cee ‘ d. The brand also hinted that the concept would be a preview of a possible bodystyle for the C-segment car currently on sale in three-and five-door hatch and conventional real estate formats.
The Cee ‘ D-series will begin with the five-door and Touring versions, such as the best sellers in the range. These are expected to in the coming year, although it is unlikely that the three-door Procee had to be offered.
The three-door Procee had to be cancelled, it would make sense that the shooting brake would take a variant of his name. For the new Picanto, Kia has removed the possibility of three doors, and offers it only as a five-door hatchback.
The shooting brake would be another car in a new territory for Kia, after the introduction of the Stinger-sports-sedan that aims at the competition with the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.
The car has lights rakish tail, sharp creases on the front and an overall aggressive aesthetic, with a touch of design seen on the Picanto city car and the Stinger.
The current generation of the Cee’d has been around since 2012, so shortly before the end of its useful life – generally six years for the Korean brand. A facelift in 2015 renewed the car in the middle of this cycle.
Engines are likely to be a mixture of new or heavily revised the existing units, while Kia’s 1.0-Liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine is expected to move up to the Cee ‘ D from the Picanto and the Rio.
Developed at Kia’s Frankfurt studio, not far from this city auto show location, the concept will be revealed in full on 12.September.
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