It has been a while since we last saw the spy shots of the small Kia MPV that was spotted several times before, but today, we have more images for you. This time, the lime green coated prototype was spied somewhere in France during some more testing sessions. Though the car is still wrapped in camouflage, some new elements, such as Kia’s new corporate grille and larger part of front bumper, have peeked out.
The online media reports suggest that the forthcoming “cee’d plus” mini MPV closely relates to cee’d hatchback, but sources close to Kia told us this is actually the Soul based minivan, built on Hyundai-Kia’s new, B-class, platform that will soon bring us several new small cars, including next generation Rio and Hyundai i20.
Set to go on sale in 2009, the “cee’d plus” will compete against Opel Meriva, Renault Modus, Nissan Note and Citroen’s yet to come C3 Picasso. No doubtly, we can expect to see a fierce battle for customers in the popular mini MPV market. [More images @ GlobalMotors]