Debuting at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, the pro_cee'd will offer its consumers a sporty feel and driving experience as well as 'sensationally stylish looks', says Kia Motors Europe's Senior Vice President. This is Kia redefined.

This is the sporty new three-door version of the cee'd from Kia, aptly named the 'pro_cee'd'. These first details come hot on the heels of two independently-released teaser photos released by the manufacturer to hype its unveiling. Debuting at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, the pro_cee'd will offer consumers a sporty feel and driving experience as well as 'sensationally stylish looks', says Kia Motors Europe's Senior Vice President. This is Kia redefined.

The pro_cee'd joins the Kia range as the sportiest sibling of the cee'd family, with its sportiness affirmed from most angles. Complying with this increased dose of sportiness, designers have worked their magic on a surprisingly large amount of the car. For starters, the car's been lowered by 30mm to give it a beautiful sporty stance. The nose has been extended by 10mm, while a shallower grille and new-style headlamps have been introduced. A wider, lower bumper with lip spoiler and a deeper central air intake also support the new, sportier stance. At the rear, the side windows, C-Pillar and tailgate spoiler are all-new, although Kia maintain that the raked rear windscreen does not impede rear headroom.

Measuring marginly longer than the five-door at 4250mm, the three-door retains the cee'd's family wheelbase and is able to match the five-door on luggage capacity and legroom both front and rear. The pro_cee'd will boast a 19-model line-up with engines ranging from 90hp to 143hp, a choice of three transmissions, 12 colour finishes and a healthy range of options - air-con is likely to be standard. Should the new car not be sporty enough for you, Kia will also be offering an optional Sports Pack. Adding 17" alloys, stiffer dampers and sport-concept interior trim to the pro_cee'd, the firm predicts the package will be a popular choice for buyers.

Expect sales to start early 2008 following its Frankfurt debut, closely followed by an 'SW' estate model, with a convertible model rumoured to be on the way for 2009.

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