The Korean automaker says that the 4,068 mm long Venga, which features a 2,615 mm wheelbase and a 1,600 mm high roofline, offers interior space typical of a larger C-segment vehicle, but within a B-segment footprint.
Kia's mini MPV model will be equipped with a sliding 60/40 split rear seat that folds flat into the floor to liberate more cargo space and a twin-level boot floor while a tilt-and-slide all-glass panoramic roof will also be in the menu.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the Venga will be marketed exclusively in Europe with buyers being offered a choice of two 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines, producing between 75 and 115 horsepower. All engines will come with Kia's start-stop technology.
"This is exactly the kind of vehicle UK motorists are looking for as we emerge from the recent economic turmoil – a fantastically flexible package providing big-car comfort and space within a compact package," said Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors Limited. "It will offer our customers style, sophistication and refinement coupled with environmental economy," he added.