Kia release details of new Venga hatchback

Kia release details of new Venga hatchback

Kia Venga (front)

Kia is about to push the design envelope again when it unveils an all-new small car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September.

The new Kia Venga is a 5-door car that claims it can squeeze the interior passenger space of a larger C-segment vehicle within the confines of a smaller B-segment footprint. Much like a mini MPV, although the Venga will not have the three rows of seats seen in traditional people-movers.

Instead, the extra space derived from the long wheelbase and tall cabin allows for additional passenger space for up to five and increased room for their luggage.

Based on the Kia No. 3 concept vehicle unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon earlier this year, the Venga (Spanish for moving from one place to another) is as much about style as it is about function. The car was created at Kia’s European design studios in Frankfurt, under the guidance of top designer Peter Schreyer and will be built at the Slovakian factory for the market in Europe. Plans for its introduction in other markets around the world, including New Zealand, are yet to be announced.

The Venga is the next stage in a rapid style make-over launched by Kia Motors with the goal of creating 20 new vehicles over four years that display the new design-led focus of the company. Venga is the fifth brand new model to be released this year, following on from the Soul, Cerato, Koup and Sorento (the last two have yet to appear outside Korea), along with a refreshed Magentis.

All have been praised for their stylish good looks and the new Venga is no different, with the signature Tiger Nose grille sculptured into a shape that will certainly stand out on the road.

“It’s a remarkably good looking car,” says Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand

Kia Venga (front)

Kia is about to push the design envelope again when it unveils an all-new small car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September.

The new Kia Venga is a 5-door car that claims it can squeeze the interior passenger space of a larger C-segment vehicle within the confines of a smaller B-segment footprint. Much like a mini MPV, although the Venga will not have the three rows of seats seen in traditional people-movers.

Instead, the extra space derived from the long wheelbase and tall cabin allows for additional passenger space for up to five and increased room for their luggage.

Based on the Kia No. 3 concept vehicle unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon earlier this year, the Venga (Spanish for moving from one place to another) is as much about style as it is about function. The car was created at Kia’s European design studios in Frankfurt, under the guidance of top designer Peter Schreyer and will be built at the Slovakian factory for the market in Europe. Plans for its introduction in other markets around the world, including New Zealand, are yet to be announced.

The Venga is the next stage in a rapid style make-over launched by Kia Motors with the goal of creating 20 new vehicles over four years that display the new design-led focus of the company. Venga is the fifth brand new model to be released this year, following on from the Soul, Cerato, Koup and Sorento (the last two have yet to appear outside Korea), along with a refreshed Magentis.

All have been praised for their stylish good looks and the new Venga is no different, with the signature Tiger Nose grille sculptured into a shape that will certainly stand out on the road.

“It’s a remarkably good looking car,” says Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand

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