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Spy Shots Of Kia Vehicles Being Developed In 2015
We have compiled a list of Kia vehicles that are currently under development at the automaker’s research & development centers across the globe.
Expected to hit the Kia dealerships in a short period of time (about 6-12 months from being spotted for the first time), the vehicle prototypes wear heavy camouflage, which prevents us from seeing their final exterior design layouts.
Each year, Kia launches several all-new or refreshed models, which means there’s always something going on behind the scene.
Thankfully, we have close ties with automobile spies from different parts of the world that provide us latest spy shots of all future Kia models, which are being shared with all of you Kia fans and enthusiasts.
At this point, there are two highly-important Kia models being developed, the all-new Sportage CUV and Optima mid-size sedan.
There are a few other vehicles out there too, but we have some very-cool close-up spy shots of the afore-mentioned two models.
Let’s take a look at more details:
2016 Kia Sportage CUV Spy Shots
The vehicle will boast Kia’s latest design DNA, as well as the automaker’s up-to-date powertrain and safety technology.
For the first time, the Sportage will be available with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and a turbo-charged gasoline engine.
There’s also some talk that the compact crossover will get an electric all-wheel-drive (e-AWD) system, which will pair an electric motor (propelling rear wheels) with a gasoline engine (moving front wheels).
Here we have the latest news about the 2016 Kia Sportage, as well as some latest spy shots.
2016 Kia Optima Sedan Spy Shots
The automaker has showed us an official teaser image of the concept sedan, which showcases how the new Optima would look like.
The all-new Optima, which is expected to be launched within a couple of months, will boast sportier exterior design, fully redesigned interior and improved ride and handling.
There are rumors that Kia may introduce a wagon-style Optima model too, but that would be destined for the European market only.
2016 Kia cee’d / cee’d GT spy shots
Set to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this autumn, the cee’d will receive some minor styling changes up front and rear.
Starting from late 2015, the popular compact hatchback, which is sold exclusively in Europe, will offer a brand-new 1,2L turbo-charged gasoline engine with approximately 130 horsepower.
Kia will also replace the currently available 6-speed automatic transmission with a more modern 7-speed DCT.
The facelift will affect entire cee’d family, including the 5-door hatchback, 3-door coupe, wagon model and the GT range!
Find more details and spy shots of the Kia cee’d facelift here.
2015 Kia Rio Facelift
The hot-selling sub-compact Kia model has received some minor styling tweaks inside out.
There are no new engines currently available, but sources close to the automaker suggest that for the 2016 model year, the Rio could get a brand-new 1,0L “Kappa” turbo engine.
Stay tuned as we plan to update this news post with more Kia spy shots and news!