Kia today revealed the first images of the Cee’d 3door hatchback, the model that will make its world premiere in September at Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model is the production version of the ‘pro_cee’d’ concept unveiled in 2006 at the Paris Motor Show.
The new production model has been developed by Kia’s design team in Europe under the direction of Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.
"Longer, lower and lighter than its five-door sister car, the new Kia Pro-cee’d is going to be a great drive," enthused Mr Jean-Charles Lievens, Senior Vice President Kia Motors Europe. "Combining real style and genuine practicality, our new three-door cee’d is sure to delight existing Kia customers and attract a new group of European consumers who have not yet considered our brand."
The new model will be manufactured in Slovakia and will be the third member of the Kia cee’d family, joining the popular cee’d five-door and the soon to be released cee’d SW models to make Kia an especially strong challenger for C-segment sales in Europe.
Production will begin in November and sales will start from early 2008.