Over the past decade or so, Korean carmaker Kia has submitted proposals in just about every mainstream segment, from city cars with the Picanto to hot hatches with the Cee’d GT and even rear-wheel drive luxury sedans with the K9 / Quoris.
However, it has been absent from the convertible segment, even though it does produce a coupe with the Forte Koup.
If it were to make one, the most likely candidates to form the base for an open top model would be the related Cee’d / K3 / Cerato hatchbacks and Forte Koup. X-Tomi Design chose the former for his visual representation of what an economical and compact-sized Kia convertible would look like.
In your opinion, is this the right way to enter the convertible category or should Kia opt for a more unique creation, similar to what Volkswagen attempted with the Golf-based CC? Share your answers in the comments.