You have only yourselves to blame for the influx of new crossover SUVs. See if you lot didn’t keep buying them, manufacturers wouldn’t need to keep building them. But you are, so they do. And now we’re in this position - where every manufacturer has not just one or two in their line-ups, but a whole fleet.
Enter Kia, which evidently feels like it could squeeze one more in. It’s going to build a crossover version of the apostrophe-less Ceed hatchback, previewed here by a nice drawing. The new car, which will be named and revealed later this year, will be “the next big surprise from Kia” claims the company’s design boss Gregory Guillaume. “It will the play the role that’s needed to make the Ceed range stronger and even more exciting, more appealing, to European consumers,” he says.
The Ceed is Kia’s biggest seller. You can have a hatch, estate or a swoopy, Mercedes CLA-like estate called the ProCeed. We’d stick a tenner on the crossover being called ‘XCeed’, ‘Exceed’ or something. Size-wise, it will slot into the line-up between the Stonic and Sportage. Will it be any good? Possibly. We’ll let you know when we drive it.