Kia will debut its next Picanto minicar at the Geneva auto show in March.
The new car will be sold as a five-door model only, with the three-door version dropped due to lack of demand.
"The market for three-door cars has virtually disappeared. People want the flexibility of a five-door," a source close to the automaker told Automotive News Europe.
Kia released drawings of the production car ahead of the Geneva reveal, describing the new design in a statement as "youthful and energetic."
The third-generation Picanto will offer customers more personalization, Kia said, without going into detail.
The car will have a "modern and refined" cabin with more technology, Kia said. It described the exterior design as more assertive with bolder body lines.