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Frankfurt Motor Show: Kia Venga

Smart new supermini unveiled in Germany

Breaking the mould: new Kia Venga

Breaking the mould: new Kia Venga

Kia is breaking the supermini mould with the new Venga, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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It’s a cross between a supermini and a mini MPV and inside it’s as roomy as a medium car.

Based on the same platform as the Kia Soul mini MPV, the new Venga is taller and longer than many rival superminis. But it’s curvy styling that makes it look more like a supermini – all of which pitches it up against the very popular Honda Jazz.

Venga has stop-start technology

The new Venga is built in Europe and aimed at European drivers – and like many of its rivals, the Venga has a stop-start engine system to cut fuel consumption. A range of 1.4 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines are offered with power ranging from 74 to 113bhp.

Prices haven’t yet been released, but expect to see the Venga in showrooms from February 2010.

You can find out more about the Kia Venga, as well as dozens of other cars, in our Frankfurt Motor Show guide.


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