• Jun 26, 2010
Get your torrents warmed up! The new season of Top Gear finally airs tomorrow night in the UK (don't even get us started on why BBC America is still running something like season 7 right now), and the boys are unveiling an all-new reasonably-priced car.

The old Chevrolet Lacetti has been sent of off to the scrap heap and it looks like Richard Hammond gets the honor of pulling the sheet of the new car. Someone snapped a pic during rehearsals this week, and we've got some clues as to what the new star car might be.

The best guess appears to be the compact Kia Cee'd, a decent-looking little hatch that's not available in North America. The general shape and the lights seem to be a pretty good match, as are the wheels. We still don't know who this week's celebrity hotshoe will be, but we'll be checking it as soon as we can. A tip of the hat to Rudy!

[Source: VW Vortex]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for the spoiler butt munchers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Cee'd is built on the same platform as the Forte. my guess is the 5 door Forte and the Cee'd are very similar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let's not get too excited, chaps - unless this was from the actual show recording on wednesday, it might not be the actual reasonably priced car. It's not unknown for Top Gear to stick other cars in the studio during rehearsals as placeholders for other cars (Ford Focuses in place of Lambos that they haven't received yet, for example). Might just be a Kia Cee'd they had lying around the car park.

      Having said that, seems very appropriate-a choice, so could go either way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Woohoo! Another great thing about the UK! TopGear is great, and the magazine is even better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn Autoblog! Why don't you just ruin the whole show? I would recommend SPOILER ALERT for anything you see on Top Gear for at least 24 hours!
        • 4 Years Ago
        DIDN'T WANT THE SPOILER AUTOBLOG. I'm pissed
      • 4 Years Ago
      Re; Cee'd Not really important, but why does AB keep misplacing the apostrophe?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well technically, the official name is cee'd, not C'eed or Cee'd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought that they might get a Cruze to replace the Lacetti.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm really thinking it's a euro ford focus, though those lines definitely seem to line up with the Kia. That would seem odd, however, because they tend to have a dislike of all things Kia. I seem to recall at least one winning their awful car of the year award. On the flip side, they tend to like all things Ford (I know the Focus wasn't the top of their list, however).

      http://www.niot.net/blog-images/09_Feb/next-ford-focus-could-net-over-40-mpg.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh my goodness I can't wait till tomorrow night!!! I now have something to look forward to now that soccer is over. And I love Richard but for the love of God, please get a haircut.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BBC America airs new Doctor Who episodes only a week after they first broadcast in the UK. Why can't they do the same with Top Gear?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm thinking its either a Ford or a Mazda.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it's definitely a C'eed... someone leaked this image http://twitpic.com/1zke6r
        • 4 Years Ago
        i agree, it looks like it could be a mazda 3 (although that could be too sporty)
      • 4 Years Ago
      or even a hyundai i30- although the kia is probably a good bet..
      • 4 Years Ago
      While we're sending complaints to the Yankee arm of the BBC, I would just like to ask, do they really have to butcher the music? I know there is probably a lot of issues with music rights and all that, but do they really have to replace all the great orchestral or classic rock songs with ambient music from Garage Band?
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