Kia Motors has revealed first official photos of the all-new small-MPV car called the Venga. The new model will be designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe and should become a major rival the Opel Meriva and Citroen C3 Picasso when it goes on selling across Europe later this year and in the UK early in 2010.
The Korean automaker says that the 4,068 mm long Venga, which skin a 2,615 mm wheelbase and a 1,600 mm high roofline, offers interior interim usual of a superior C-segment vehicle, but within a B-segment imprints. Kia’s baby MPV model will be equipped with a sliding 60/40 divorce rear seat that folds fixed into the plane to unfetter more payload seat and a twin-level gumboot level while a slope-and-slide all-goblet panoramic roof will also be in the menu.
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The new Venga will be marketed exclusively in Europe with buyers being offered a scale of two 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines, producing between 75 and 115 horsepower. All engines will come with Kia’s stop/start technology called Idle Stop & Go (ISG).
Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors Limited, said: “This is just the kind of vehicle UK motorists are looking for as we emerge from the recent economic uproar – a fantastically flexible container providing big-car comfort and legroom within a compact container.” “It will suggest our customers type, sophistication and refinement coupled with environmental saving,” he added.