Kia said its new Stonic subcompact SUV/crossover will be its "most customizable" car to date.
Kia released sketches of the Nissan Juke rival on Wednesday, calling the Stonic in a statement "eye-catching and confident" with "true European design flair."
The Stonic will be a key model for Kia in Europe where the small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to rise above 2 million sales next year.
It will go on sale in the region late this year after an expected debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September. Its U.S. sales launch likely will follow shortly after a North American debut at the Los Angeles show in November.
The Europe-designed Stonic has a sporty look with a sweeping roofline and a low center of gravity that Kia says has been inspired by the larger SUVs in its lineup, such as the Sportage and Sorento.