Kia Venga: Subcompact. . .Minivan

Kia Motors will be showing a B-segment—a.k.a., “subcompact”—minivan at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show.

Kia Motors will be showing a B-segment—a.k.a., “subcompact”—minivan at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show.

Named “Venga”—which derived from the Spanish verb to come—it is designated by the company an “MPV,” or multi-purpose vehicle, a category that is little used in the U.S. nowadays (remember the Mazda MPV?). However, that term has currency in Europe, where the Venga was designed and engineered, and where it is being built. It is also going to be available only in Europe.

The Venga has a 2,615-mm (103-in.) wheelbase and a 1,600-mm (63-in.) roofline such that the interior package is said to be on par with C-segment vehicles.

Power is provided by either a gasoline or diesel engine.

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