2013 Kia Pro Cee’d and Cee’d Estate going to Paris Motor Show image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has recently announced that the new generation of the Pro Cee’d, along with the Cee’d Estate, will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Even if Europe’s automotive market is showing signs of weakness, Kia is remaining positive and hopes to sell 400,000 of its models on the Old Continent in 2013. In order to achieve its sales targets for next year, the Asian car company is announcing a new Kia Cee’d model, which will be named the Estate, and it will come as a five or seven seats MPV. Besides the Cee’d Estate, Kia is also working on the new generation of the Pro Cee’d, which will make its world debut, along with the MPV, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, this autumn.

The 2013 Kia Pro Cee’d will make its way into the market with a sportier side profile gained from a lower roof, which will make the model look like a three-door coupe. Kia is also planning a sportier suspension for the Pro Cee’d which will have nothing in common with the one fitted onto its five-door brother. Three operating modes will be offered on the Pro Cee’d, the comfort, normal and sport, thanks to the Flex Steer system. The new Kia Pro Cee’d is expected to borrow the 1.2 liter petrol turbo direct injection engine from the five-door hatchback, which will generate almost 130 HP, along with the 1.6 liter T-GDI engine, which is already available on the Hyundai Veloster.