Kia Pro cee'd Concept

20 September 2006 - Kia Motors has revealed the first image of its latest concept car that is scheduled to debut at the Paris Motor Show next week. The strikingly styled concept, named pro_cee'd, is based on the forthcoming three-door sporty hatch version of the all-new Kia cee'd.

The Kia Cee'd is a front wheel drive small family car released in the European market by the Korean manufacturer Kia Motors in December 2006—superseding the Kia Spectra—and available as a five-door hatchback, three-door hatchback ("pro_cee'd"), and five-door estate ("cee'd SW") with a choice of up to four engines (two petrol and two diesel), three trim levels (1, 2 and 3 – previously S, GS, LS and SR) and either manual or automatic transmissions.

The Cee'd was designed in Frankfurt, Germany, with Miklós Kovács leading the design team. Cars are manufactured in the Kia factory in Teplička nad Váhom, Slovakia.

Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Kia at European Design Centre commented, “Following on from the original cee’d concept, our design brief for pro_cee’d was to create a teaser for the all-new cee’d sports hatch which will become the third model in the cee’d line-up.”

Kia Ex cee'd Cabrio Concept

Kia Pro Cee'd 2008

Early conception in the cee'd family creative process, the pro_cee'd has 'stand-alone' good looks despite a large degree of commonality with other cee'd models, beneath the exterior skin.

Kia Pro Cee'd 2011

A few photos have been published by Kia, the facelift version 2011 Kia Pro Ceed before its official debut, which is scheduled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The main visual upgrades can be seen at the new set of headlamps and the redesigned front bumper which now gives a more dynamic aspect due to the larger air intakes while in the engine department, the three-door model is should get an optimized 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel unit producing 128-horsepower and 255 Nm or torque.

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