Kia Motors Europe publishes the first rendition of a planned crossover model in the automaker’s C-segment Ceed range.
While only an early sketch, the drawing suggests a sports coupe body design applied to an urban soft-roader chassis. Kia says the Ceed Crossover, expected to join the range later this year, is the product of its European design studio’s continuing freedom to create a body shape to suit the local market’s vehicle design tastes.
“There’s another style, another type of vehicle, that we feel very strongly deserves to be a new member of the Ceed family,” Gregory Guillaume, vice president-design for Kia Motors Europe, says in a statement.
“It will play the role that’s needed to make the Ceed range stronger and even more exciting, more appealing, to European consumers. The design will be nothing like you’ve seen in the Ceed family so far. This will be the next big surprise from Kia.”