Kia has given its Cee'd hatchback a short back and sides and created a sleek three-door version.

Not content with launching just two Cee'd family members - the five-door and a new estate - the Korean firm is adding a sporty coupe called the Pro Cee'd to make the model range appeal to more youthful types.

Designers have taken a pair of scissors to the rear doors and lopped them off, and have lowered the roof line. Their efforts have paid off as we feel the overall look is neat, smart and well-trimmed.

Kia says the Pro Cee'd "will feature all of the improvements made to the Cee'd five-door and Cee'd Sportswagon" - in other words, much improved suspension and a more refined driving experience.

The Pro Cee'd will be given its proper reveal at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

Until then we'll have to guess the engines but expect the range to include 1.6-litre petrols and diesels already powering the five-door hatch.

But as Autoblog revealed last year, there'll be a hot GTI version arriving soon, probably sporting a grade one haircut.

"I've seen images of it and it's stunning," revealed a Kia spokesman. "Think VW Scirocco crossed with Ford Focus RS and you're nearly there."