Kia is to use the Geneva Motor Show to showcase the next-generation Ceed.

The new model, which will see the apostrophe dropped from the car's name, is designed, engineered and built in Europe and will be made available in hatchback form. It is also expected to be displayed alongside "a second member of the Ceed family" at the show.  Which begs the question: which other bodystyles are expected?  Currently, the Ceed is available in hatchback and estate forms but there is also a Sport GT model, which is expected to be replaced.  

The badge has been changed to just 'Ceed', which stands for Community of Europe, with European Design.

Designing the new car has taken place in Frankfurt, with inspiration coming from the Stinger and has a more 'self-confident' look.  The car has also been engineered specifically for European roads, with th eride and handling having lots more driver engagement and, albeit promised, refinement.

The launch of the new Ceed will take place at the Geneva Motor Show on 6th March.

European sales are expected in the second quarter of 2018, with UK sales announced shortly after.