Those looking forward to catching a glimpse of the new Kia Cee'd can breathe a sigh of relief as the firm says it is to grace showrooms from the beginning of next month.
Along with the company's signature 'tiger nose' front grille and unique wrap-around headlights, the model benefits from a more sculpted look thanks to Peter Schreyer, chief design officer at the Korean firm.
Engineers have also made changes under the hood. The car comes with a choice of petrol or diesel engines at either 1.4 or 1.6 litre, with the 1.6 petrol carrying the firm's new twin-clutch gearbox.
Green-minded motorists might like to take note that all four engine types minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by carrying stop and start as standard.
The Cee'd is no different than all new Kias - being covered with an unlimited mileage warranty that lasts for seven years.
And the model is scheduled for a service every 20,000 miles, which should reduce the chances of the carbreaking down at an inconvenient moment.
Copyright Press Association 2012