Kia provo concept

Having wowed us with the exciting cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models at Geneva, Auto Express now reports that Kia is looking to turn its striking provo concept (pictured) into a production reality.

Kia Motors Europe VP of product planning Benny Oeyen told the British publication that the production Kia provo would serve as a halo model in the Korean firm’s B-segment line-up, which includes the Rio, Venga and a new Soul scheduled to surface at the New York show at the end of the month.

Auto Express says the Rio‘s FWD platform and the provo concept’s petrol-electric drivetrain are likely to be used in the production Kia provo. Oeyen said that “there’s space for a B-coupe,” adding that some market research would be done first to ensure it made financial sense.

As for the RWD GT concept that was first shown two years ago in Frankfurt, that seems to still be on track for production as well, and closer to reality, in fact. “The GT is close to being approved and going into production, but, as with all our cars, they have to be developed on a sound financial footing,” Oeyen said.