• Kia’s Upcoming Shooting Brake Concept has us Saying "Please Take our Money!"

The concept could previews the next-generation Cee’d

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner and, as usual, we’re in for a ton of debuts including both production and concept cars. Kia, which runs a design center just 500 meters from the Frankfurt Motor Show, is among carmakers that will bring new products to the event. The company’s main highlight is a concept car that presents "a new body type for Kia." It doesn’t have a name yet, but the Korean manufacturer points out that it indicates what the next-generation Cee’d "could look like."

It’s bold, athletic, and indeed brings a new body style to the current Kia lineup. While the company describes it as an "extended hot hatch," it’s actually some kind of modern shooting brake. Or a really sleek wagon with an almost fastback rear end. But it’s gorgeous, and the really wide wheel arches, the sculpted side skirts, and the rear diffuser suggest we’re looking at a performance model. Kia didn’t share any actual details about the car, but I might have an idea about what it may be. Keep reading to find out.

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Next Cee’d GT or a Brand-New Model?

Kia's Upcoming Shooting Brake Concept has us Saying "Please Take our Money!" Exterior
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Is Kia is actually considering a fastback/shooting brake model?.

This concept looks pretty wild compared to what you can buy from Kia showrooms today, but I’m pretty positive that the Korean automaker had the next-generation Cee’d GT in mind when it conceived this shooting brake. Of course, the production model won’t be this aggressive, but some of those sporty and stylish cues will definitely find their way on customer cars. The big dilemma here is whether Kia is actually considering a fastback/shooting brake model. Given today’s market trends, it might not make much sense to build one, but maybe Kia is looking to make a statement? On the flipside, the Cee’d is also available as a wagon, so maybe the Korean’s are planning a performance version of the grocery getter alongside the hatchback. This seems more likely than Kia moving the Cee’d in a superior market by making it bigger.

Either way, we should find out more in a week or so, so stay tuned for updates.


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Kia Motors will unveil a new concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show on 12 September.

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.

Kia's Upcoming Shooting Brake Concept has us Saying "Please Take our Money!" Exterior
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The concept presents a new body type for Kia. The extended hot hatch styling 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 will unveil its new concept on 12 September on the Kia stand, located in Hall 9 of the Frankfurt Messe exhibition centre.

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