by George Skentzos

As these spy photos reveal, Hyundai is working on a sibling for the highly praised Kia Venga model which is reported to take up the Hyundai ic25 nameplate.

The original Kia Venga was awarded high praise for injecting some much needed style into the niche B-segment MPV market alongside models such as the Opel Meriva, Skoda Roomster and Renault Modus – even winning the prestigious iF product design award.

Now Hyundai’s incarnation is poised to back this design ability with the brand’s flourishing reputation by making only small visual changes from the Kia Venga.

The front end will receive a new head lamp design and new front bumper, with similar changes at the rear just to differentiate the Hyundai ic25 from its twin at the brand’s sister company.

The underpinnings of the Hyundai ic25 will be shared with the Kia Venga, meaning both petrol and diesel engines will be offered.

Our sources indicate that the Hyundai ic25 is likely to receive slightly improved standard equipment to make it the more ‘premium’ option of the two, along with a raft of optional extras.

The new Hyundai ic25 will make its first public appearance at the Paris motor show later this year.




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