Kia show off the 2019 'CUV' Ceed

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Kia has shown off this image of a crossover hybrid coupe for the Ceed range - and it's a right looker. They also have said it will be out this year, in time for the UK plate change in September, so what 's this 'CUV' Ceed about? What do we know? Why is it bright yellow?!

Well, one thing we do know...that there is just this one concept drawing of it - doesn't really show anything off though, but we have lots of information about it.

Styling?

The five-door crossover styled Kia will be a hybrid for a start - clearly the main focus of 2019 for cars - the same system you can find in the Niro PHEV. This engine gives you a modest 139bhp and an electric range of 36 miles, so seems to be suitable for short eco-runs around cities and suburban areas. Then puts the petrol power down for the main event - long motorway cruises.

The body will be slightly longer than the standard Ceed too but has its own unique body design - the only elements it will share with its smaller brother is the windscreen and the front door frames everything else is new. So is it a Ceed at all? Maybe, but we will see what its real name will be, in the summertime.

SUV Coupe?

Jacked up and given the flourishes of the SUV style, this car will not be your boring family car, oh no. LED rear lamps, twin split trapezoidal exhausts and 18-inch rims will be finished off with a high octane Quantum yellow paint job. Digital instrument panels and interactive dashboards will be as standard - with the idea of constant connectivity between owner and car, with phone apps and updates for up to Seven years for traffic and maps.

And it comes with so many engines line-ups! But you should go for the hybrid naturally:

• 1.0 T-GDi petrol with 118bhp

• 1.4 T-GDi petrol with 138bhp

• 1.6 T-GDi petrol with 201bhp

• 1.6 CRDi diesel with 114bhp

• 1.6 Gdi plug-in hybrid with 139bhp

Prices?

This slightly-sexier Kia will be hitting the higher end of the Ceed price range, but for something that looks and sounds that good, would it be such a crime if it was £50,000? Maybe not, for a cheaper coupe/shooting brake from a car company who created the Stinger?

Imagine a GT one of these?

Now that sounds pretty damn good to me.

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