Kia has already revealed some details about their new concept, the Proceed. And now, we are getting our first look at it. The first two generations of the Kia Proceed we have seen are both three-door coupes, and now it seems like the company is planning to significantly change the model for the third generation. The new Proceed concept will now have the look of a sporty wagon with five doors, similar to a shooting brake. In fact, it now looks more like a Stinger sedan more than anything else, and that is a good thing.
The model was designed in Europe, and the “extended hot hatch” will be sitting on a set of large 20-inch wheels that look more like a work of art, thanks to its intricate design. The new Proceed has a more rakish roofline that overall gives it a very nice silhouette, but still kind of reminds you of its coupe predecessors. By looking at the images, the IAA-bound concept is dressed in a striking Lava Red paint, equipped with the sporty GT specifications. This comes with large air vents at its Stinger-like front fascia, and with large fenders and carbon fiber details, though we do think some of these design elements will not make it to production stage.
What’s cool about this concept is the fact that the greenhouse’s outline automatically lights up, while the door handles pop out when the drive approaches the car.
Without the B-pillars and with the use a panoramic glass roof instead, the Proceed concept will look the part, making it easier for one to check out the four-seat interior. The concept has also been given an expensive looking tail light setup, and now lacks side mirrors.
Unlike the first two models, which were both dubbed the “pro_cee’d”, we are glad that Kia finally changed their mind and decided to go for the more straightforward name that is “Proceed”. Now, we are hoping that this also applies to the five-door hatchback and the regular wagon variants. The new Proceed concept is meant to make its debut this coming Tuesday and is expected to replace the current coupe. Furthermore, the Korean automaker is developing a GT Line version similar to their other models, but they might also actually come up with a full-on GT model as hinted by this show car.
What else is there to see at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show? Well, Kia will also put the 2018 Sorento on display after going through a facelift, along with the Stonic small crossover, and the Picanto X-Line, the SUV-inspired model we recently saw.