22 July 2008

Cee’d spawns a soft-top

Kia will reveal coupe-cabrio concept at Geneva

Kia Cee'd

Kia will unveil a coupe-cabriolet concept version of its cee'd hatchback at the Geneva motor show in early March.

In a move that demonstrates either futuristic edginess or rubbish punctuation skills, the Korean manufacturer is calling it the ex_cee'd cabrio.

Based on the three-door cee'd, the ex_cee'd is fitted with a powered fabric roof rather than the folding hardtop found on Peugeot CCs.

With its wedged profile, aggressive front end and bling 19-inch alloys, it's certainly a good-looking addition to the crowded coupe-cabriolet class.

We were impressed by the quality of the cee'd hatch when we drove it recently, and if this model makes it to production unchanged, we reckon Kia is on to another winner.

Don't expect to see it on the roads any time before mid-2008, though.

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