2012 Kia Cee’d leaked image

The new generation of the popular South Korean hatchback, the Cee’d, is almost here, and even if Kia didn’t offer any details about it, it seems that the 2012 model will hit the next year Geneva Auto Show.

Kia’s top-selling car in the European market, the Cee’d, might also get a new powerful version that will rival with the Volkswagen Golf VII GTi, the Ford Focus RS or the Opel Astra OPC, but judging by its exterior design, the new version seems to be inspired by the Seat Leon Cupra.

According to carshippingcompanies.com, the new generation of the Kia Cee’d in its hot version is expected to be powered by a 1.6 liter GDI four-cylinder turbocharger that will deliver a total output of 250 horsepower.

If we should believe the weird site mentioned above, than we must say that the new generation of the Kia Cee’d hot-hatch will hit the showrooms in the second half of 2012 and all the versions will be assembled at the Slovakian Kia plant.