Kia’s ‘extended hot hatch’ remix
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.