The second generation of the Kia c'eed is a dramatic rework five years after the C-segment fighter was introduced. It is fronted by Kia's now-familiar design elements, attempting to go upmarket along its flanks with chrome trim around the windows and "styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch."

We don't know what its innards look like, but Kia says it has a "driver oriented dashboard and refined interior, with a strong focus on quality of materials." Other reports suggest it will be offered with a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines, which would be a reduction in choice from the five powerplants offered now. However, that same report says that one of the engines would be a turbocharged, 1.6-liter T-GDI making 250 horsepower, more than doubling the most powerful current option. On sale in Europe only, it will take on the Volkswagen Golf, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Seat Leon.

It will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in two months and go on sale in the UK in June. You'll find a press release that's rather light on details after the jump, and you can click on the image above to enlarge.
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Kia unveils sophisticated new cee'd

Preview of forthcoming all-new cee'd

- Set for 2012 Geneva Motor Show debut
- UK deliveries expected from June


Kia unveils the first image of all-new cee'd today ahead of the car's world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.

New Kia cee'd combines styling typically found on a sporty coupé with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch.

Upmarket exterior design immediately gets your attention, with details like chrome framed windows and muscular lines on the bonnet. The stunning exterior design is complemented by an ergonomic, driver oriented dashboard and refined interior, with a strong focus on quality of materials.

The new Kia cee'd is a technically sophisticated, highly competitive, C-segment entry wrapped up in Kia's award-winning design and industry leading seven year warranty.

New cee'd will be available across Europe from the second quarter of 2012 with UK deliveries expected to start from June.


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