Emilio Herrera, COO of Kia Europe, has confirmed the Seltos, an SUV between the Soul and Sportage, won’t be sold in Europe.
The Europe only Xceed, a raised hatchback SUV, is around the same size and is made locally in Slovakia.
Herrera also confirmed there are no plans to launch the latest K5/Optima saloon in Europe. Sales of non premium executive saloons have declined rapidly in the last decade, although the company will continue sell the Sorento in Europe as its flagship SUV.
He wouldn’t be drawn on rumors of a new logo for the brand, but said the company is hoping to be “top electrified automakers” in the region by 2025.
To help the company to that goal, the Ceed and Xceed will both available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Source: Korean Car Blog