Kia has teased the next-generation cee’d via a swoopy-looking shooting brake concept that will be revealed in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

DETAILS ARE INCREDIBLY thin, but Kia has released a rear three-quarter pic of its new concept which it claims hints at the next-generation cee’d. In a short statement, Kia said “Designed at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt, just 500 metres from where it will be unveiled, the concept car indicates what the next-generation cee’d could look like.

“The concept presents a new body type for Kia. The extended hot hatch retains the athleticism of the current pro_cee’d model, while combining its striking visual presence with a dash of real-world versatility. Reworked and reimagined for a new generation of driver, it puts forward a bold vision for a potential member of the next-generation cee’d family.”

Kia isn’t saying much about what to expect from the next-generation cue’s , although if the teaser is anything to go by we can suggest it’ll be a shooting brake style vehicle which will be a radical departure for the brand, especially at that end of the market. But, in interviews, Kia’s UK marketing boss has suggested there’ll be a range of cee’d spin-off models to suit specific segments within the market it plays in, including a conventional five-door hatch, this shooting brake and even an SUV.

We’ll have to wait until we get closer to Frankfurt for more information on this new model.


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1 comment

  1. So,,, the same luggage capacity as a hatch but without the headroom of a hatch and a longer footprint than the hatch!
    Not very practical then innit!
    Ah well, whatever sells.
    KIA had best ensure that at the very least it has a digital speedometer because without one, most journalists will discredit the car!
    I see it as a personal preference, not a safety item or a “must have”.

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