First of all, let’s say we’re happy the South Korean automaker looks ready to retire the odd “pro_cee’d” naming convention and go for a conventional spelling – especially since this concept is anything but conventional.
If you think station wagons are dead because people are only buying SUVs and crossovers right now, have a second look at this stunning prototype that seems to happily mix the shooting brake body type with a regular station wagon, resulting in a great looking five-door hatchback. Styled in Europe, this new “extended hot hatch” as Kia likes to nickname it gets concept perks – huge 20-inch wheels with a complicated design, no mirrors, striking Lava Red paint and what look like plenty of carbon fiber elements that are clearly a very long way from getting onto a standard production Kia.
The concept also packs the house’s GT specification, complete with big vents up front, massive fenders and those carbon fiber accents we mentioned earlier. The concept is even social – the greenhouse’s outline automatically lights up when the driver gets near to greet him, with the lack of B-pillar and a huge panoramic glass roof creating a modern look. We are expecting this concept to preview a standard production version that will supersede the two-generations of the coupe body style, but we’ll know more when it hits the floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show.