( Autoinsidernews ) - Kia is preparing a new concept that the automaker will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year. According to Auto Express, the new concept will go head-to-head with the Audi TT. The car's designer is none other than Kia's new European design head, Peter Schreyer, who was responsible for the original TT (Schreyer's ex_cee'd cabrio concept shown). The new concept is being worked on under the codename Project Snowflake - a play on the TT's Raindrop codename.
"The name shows the link between the cars, but hints that ours will be even cooler," a Kia insider revealed. "It will shock the world when it's unveiled this autumn."
The front-wheel drive concept will be powered by a new, turbocharged 2.0L, which is being developed with Hyundai and will be seen in a new hot-hatch model of the Cee'd. If production plans move forward, the concept could be seen in dealer showrooms as soon as 2009.