Catching most of us out of suprise, Kia revealed the first official photographs of its all-new family car – code named ‘ED’ – at the British International Motor Show in
The 4.2-metre long ED has an long wheelbase (2,650 mm) and promises to offer class-leading interior space, plus highly competitive levels of equipment and state-of-the-art active and passive safety. From launch, a range of four engines will be available, including 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0-litre CVVT gasoline engines and an all-new 1.6-litre VGT diesel engine.
"Our new C-segment model is code named ‘ED’ because it is a European Design created with European consumers in mind," explains Jean-Charles Lievens, Senior Vice President Kia Motors
According to Kia, the ED's exterior appearance, points towards the future elements of Kia’s evolving design language – like the cee’d concept car shown by Kia at the Geneva Show earlier this year and at the British Show today.
Kia’s latest C-segment model, the ED will be produced at Kia’s first-ever European manufacturing facility at Zilina in