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Kia ex_cee’d news — Geneva show: Kia ex_cee’d - 2007

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know, a Korean cabrio-convertible - especially one in Essex-stiletto white and
with such a ridiculously convoluted name - should be a prime target for some
lazy gags.

we’ve been impressed by the standard cee’d, and we have to admit we rather like
this. It’s a concept version of the Korean manufacturer’s small hatch, styled
by Peter Schreyer and called - ready? - the ex_cee’d.

of the ubiquitous folding hard-top seen on the VW Eos et al,
the ex_cee’d gets a powered fabric roof. Dispensing of the necessity of wedging
a roof-shaped piece of metal behind the rear seats gives the ex_cee’d a much
less convoluted profile than most current C+Cs, and we love those
ultra-bling 19-inch alloys too.

course, whether it looks anything like as good when (or indeed if) it reaches
production remains to be seen, but it’s all good stuff
from Kia.

At the more practical end of the scale, Kia has also been
showing off the cee’d SW, the estate version of the cee’d. OK, it’s about as
sexy as a girder, but with decent loadspace and that cracking seven-year
warranty it should be a sensible buy when it goes on sale early this autumn.

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