Drivers who like their cars small but powerful may be interested in Kia's pro_cee'd GT, which, the manufacturers have announced, will be launched sometime during the second half of next year.
The South Korean company described its latest car as "a hot hatch perfectly aligned with Kia's sportiness and 'fun to drive' positioning".
It will have a six-speed manual transmission and a 1.6-litre turbocharged GDI engine.
When news of the car's production was announced in September, Kia's chief design officer Peter Schreyer said that the new look gives you a feeling of being something "you want to drive, not just own".
Vice president of marketing and product planning at Kia Motors Europe Benny Oeyen said that the original Kia pro_cee'd had been sold to over 55,000 European customers, which makes up 12 per cent of the car's total sales.
Mr Oeyen suggested that he expects this latest version to "significantly grow" sales of the pro_cee'd model.
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