Kia have shown off the stunning new design for the Pro_Cee'd at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this year.
Kia Reveal Stunning New Pro_Cee'd for 2013
The Kia Hot-Hatch
Arriving in the UK next year, the fantastic looking new model is Kia's first foray into the hot-hatch market.
With a bespoke, 1.6 or 2.0 Litre, 204bhp turbocharged engine, lower ride height, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels and sleek, sporty body kit, we're extremely excited to get our hands on this exciting new Kia.
Pro_Cee'd Sports Model
Based on the current three door hatchback, we think this new, sleeker, sportier Pro_Cee'd looks absolutely stunning.
The new model will utilise direct fuel injection which will improve power and fuel economy. Kia have also hinted at a dual-clutch transmission.
Kia Pro_Cee'd Spring 2013
This fantastic new Pro Cee'd arrives in Spring 2013 and whilst official pricing has not been announced as yet, the price is estimated to start at around £20,000.
Kia has stayed out the performance market until this point, concentrating instead on practical, economical vehicles whilst they build the companies brand and reputation within the United Kingdom. But according to Paul Philpott, Kia's UK President, the Kia brand is now at the point where it is ready to enter the hot hatchback marketplace.
The New Pro_Cee'd will be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March 2013, with the car available for sale a few months afterwards.
Kia sources also hinted that a similar performance model of the Rio supermini could also be on the horizon.