Posted Sep 28th 2012 7:01PM
Sexy as MPVs are, the new Carens wasn't the only world premiere happening on the Kia stand at today's Paris Motor Show. Here, we see the new three-door Pro_cee'd hatchback – a sharp-looking car that shares many of its underpinnings with the Hyundai i30 three-door that also took the stage at the Paris expo.
Aside from the three-door body style, the Pro_cee'd doesn't differ too much from the five-door Cee'd that bowed in Geneva earlier this year. That means buyers will be treated to a host of powertrain options, in both gasoline and diesel variants, ranging from 89 to 133 horsepower, mated to six-speed manual, automatic and even one dual-clutch transmission.
But Kia is hoping the Pro_cee'd will win over buyers who want something stylish above all. Peter Schreyer, Kia's Chief Design Officer, stated that "You know from a single glance that this is a car you want to drive, not just own." If you're of like mind, have a glance at the next page for the full details and a few quick videos.
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WORLD PREMIERE FOR NEW KIA pro_cee'd AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW
Kia will reveal the third instalment of its second-generation cee'd family, the all-new pro_cee'd three-door hatchback, at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September. The car is expected to go on-sale in the UK in spring 2013.
The sophisticated new pro_cee'd features all the improvements made to the cee'd five-door and cee'd Sportswagon, while dramatically progressing the enhanced sporty appearance that made its predecessor so popular.
"This car embodies emotion and energy through and through," explains Peter Schreyer, Kia's Chief Design Officer. "You know from a single glance that this is a car you want to drive, not just own. Kia is on a distinctive design adventure and the all new pro-cee'd spearheads this forward looking journey."