Kia’s ‘ex­tended hot hatch’ remix

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Just when you thought ev­ery pos­si­ble bodystyle had al­ready been in­vented, Kia de­liv­ered this con­cept at the Frank­furt mo­tor show, de­scrib­ing it as an “ex­tended hot hatch”. The con­cept sports dis­tinctly Stinger-es­que pro­por­tions, with swollen whee­larches and a for­ward­set front axle that hints at a reardrive ( or at the very least, AWD) lay­out and ath­letic as­pi­ra­tions.

How­ever, those traits will likely dis­ap­pear in the jour­ney to the pro­duc­tion line. “Re­worked and reimag­ined for a new gen­er­a­tion of driver, it puts for­ward a bold vision for a po­ten­tial mem­ber of the Cee’d fam­ily”, said Kia’s press guff, ref­er­enc­ing Kia’s Euro-mar­ket hatch­back that was briefly sold here be­tween 2013 and 2015 as the Pro_cee’d GT warm hatch.

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