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Ex_cee’d cabrio heading to production afterall!?
Kia mulls alliance with Germany’s Karmann!
Acording to Reuters, South Korea’s Kia Motors Corporation is considering working together with German automotive supplier Karmann on a convertible car, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.
“We are talking with Karmann about a cooperation,” the paper quoted Kia design head Peter Schreyer as saying in a preview of it’s Tuesday edition.
Karmann is already working on the roof construction for the convertible, which would be based on the sports model of the Kia middle-class Cee’d car, the paper said.
Now this is the news Kia enthusiasts were waiting for! After seeing a beautifull Kia Ex_cee’d concept car last year, we were praying for it to come into production!
After a very positive public reception at 2006 Paris Auto Show, we published a report about Kia canceling Ex_cee’d developement because of the high developement costs! The report was confirmed at that time.
But now, more than eight months later, rumors are spreading that Kia officials finnally changed their minds and gave the Ex_cee’d a green light! Stay tuned for more Kia cee’d news!