Kia has let loose images of the next iteration of its pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, which will make its world debut in Paris. This time, the pro_cee’d isn’t solely a cee’d with two fewer doors; its got a more rakish roofline, a rear shoulder that sharply kinks outwards, new lights and a new tailgate. No official word yet on engines, but we expect the same 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol and diesel choices as on the cee’d.

The pro_cee’d is the third car to join the second-generation line-up, after the five-door cee’d and cee’d Sportswagon. European sales are expected to begin early next year.