As I walked to the train station I saw this car parked up: the 2016 Kia Ceed.
Naturally I noticed the brightwork on the window-frame. Then I realised the colour had a daring, cheerful character. And finally, the geometry of the car is very, very good indeed. Judging by the richness of the interior, the owner went down the options list until the biro ran dry. This sort of car is the direct equivalent of a 1985 Ford Capri with the 3.0 litre engine, leather and electric windows. I really liked it.
Most pertinent here is that Kia have graced this car with the right amount of brightwork. And they have gone to the trouble of making the pieces as large as possible. That is to say that the rear side glass is framed by one piece of trim and not two. This is the costlier way to do it but it looks so bespoke. If Kia can do this so can Mercedes, Opel and Peugeot. There is no excuse not to make a piece of chrome trim without a joint somewhere along its length.
For your information, the Kia Ceed GT comes with a 4 cylinder, 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engine. Both have twin scroll turbos. What do the press say? AE call it a successful interpretation of the warm hatch. In the United Kingdom the retail price is 23,000 GBP.