The hatchback turned crossover vehicles seems to be the trend for 2014, with the likes of the SEAT X-Perience and the Fiat Panda 4X4 Cross already out there on the (European) market.
You can add the Kia Venga Crossover into that mix, with a limited edition available in the Italian market, boasting both diesel and gasoline engines.
Word from Kia Italy is that only 200 units of the vehicle will be made available, at a starting price in the $19,700 region.
Development costs don’t really match the offering, which means the vehicle will likely show up in other markets moving forward.
Kia Venga Crossover exterior enhancements
- front & rear underbody protection
- plastic body cladding
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- different fog lights
New protective body cladding elements have been added to this design, which includes side skirts and door guards, both of which have a crescent wave styling.
The vehicle can be ordered with a 1.4-liter engine that runs on either petrol or compressed gas. There are also a pair of onboard fuel tanks which, when combined with the original tank, cab deliver a 1,300 kilometer driving range.
The Kia Venga Crossover comes with the same 7-year/150,000km warranty offered across the entire Kia line-up.
The eye-catching exterior design of Kia Venga and flex-fuel option make this a definite niche vehicle, but one that is definitely sure to appeal to the right kind of buyer.