Kia Motors have today released the first image of the new Kia XCeed urban crossover, due to be revealed later this month, writes Trish Whelan.
Stylish, expressive and modern in design, the new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) represents a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs.
The swept-back, coupe-like appearance of the Kia XCeed is a product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, designed under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe.
The combination of its elevated ride height and lower hip point give the car a sportier driving position than a traditional SUV. Its raised driving position offers a clearer view of the road ahead than a conventional family hatchback. Kia say the new car will offer comparable levels of interior space and luggage capacity to Europe’s best-selling SUVs.
The new Kia XCeed will be revealed in full on 26 June and go on sale here in October.