The next-generation Kia Cee’d wagon has been spied present process trying out in Germany, seeking to disguise a front-end design that appears awfully like the hot Cerato.
Unfortunately, the check motive force noticed the photographer from our undercover agent company, and promptly reversed away out of sight, which means there aren’t any footage of the auto’s rear.
Although this prototype wears considerably extra cover than the Cerato hatch spied undisguised a couple of weeks in the past (noticed underneath), the 2 cars obviously percentage the similar front-end design and doorways. If the rear of the hatch is anything else to move via, we will be expecting that it is going to have the a ‘mini-me’ Optima Sportswagon rump.
Compared to the present Cee’d vary, the hot automotive’s design might be cleaner and extra conservative, in spite of the reality it used to be previewed via the horny Proceed capturing brake thought eventually 12 months’s Frankfurt motor display.
We haven’t noticed any photographs of the internal but, even though it’s most likely the Cee’d gets the corporate’s newest infotainment choices and motive force help applied sciences, as in line with the most recent Hyundai i30.
Like the Cee’d hatchback, the Sportswagon (or ‘SW’ for brief) is predicted to percentage its underpinnings with the i30 – the wagon model of which isn’t presented in Australia in its newest era.
Above: The undisguised Kia hatch spied in South Korea a couple of weeks in the past
Earlier this week Kia launched a comic strip of the approaching Cerato sedan, the entrance finish styling of which works up with the undisguised hatch prototype spied in Korea, and the wagon noticed right here.
All of this means the next-generation Cerato, Cee’d, K3 and Forte will change into a unmarried line of cars, albeit offered with other badges relying on the marketplace.
Previously, the European Cee’d used to be an overly other car to the Cerato offered in Australia and the Forte advertised in North America, in spite of the usage of the an identical underpinnings.
Built on the corporate’s Czech facility, the Cee’d featured a extra upmarket cabin and environment friendly engines centered at emissions-conscious European patrons. Additionally, the Cee’d used to be to be had as a wagon frame taste, while the Cerato/Forte/K3 vary used to be offered simplest in hatchback or sedan paperwork.
Additionally, the Cee’d isn’t even presented in Kia’s house marketplace of South Korea – amusing reality, the K3 (Cerato) hatchback is understood there because the ‘K3 Euro’.
It’s unknown at this level whether or not the hot Cee’d wagon will produced in South Korea, in addition to Slovakia. If the Cee’d Sportswagon is produced simplest in Europe, the trade case for Australia won’t stack up because of upper prices, and is one explanation why the hot i30 Tourer gained’t be offered right here.
Kia will disclose the new-generation Cerato on the 2018 Detroit motor display, which kicks off subsequent week. The first parts of the hot Cerato vary get started arriving in Australia from mid-2018.
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