Kia has released the second preview image of the Pro-cee’d, the third model in the cee’d family of cars designed for Europe and made in Slovakia.

"We wanted to make Pro-cee’d as ‘sporty’ as cee’d could possibly be, while still remaining a member of our cee’d family", said Gregory Guillaume, chief designer at Kia Motors Europe.

"The three-door Kia Pro-cee’d is such a comprehensive re-working of the cee’d design theme that only the bonnet and the front wing panels are carried over from the five-door model. All other exterior panels are new and exclusive to this car."

The new Pro-cee’d three-door makes its world premiere at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show in September and will go on sale across Europe in early 2008.