Yes, really. One of the hottest concepts in Frankfurt is a Kia – Roadshow

Tucked into a corner in the far reaches of the Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the most gorgeous rides to debut this year.

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The Kia Proceed concept is a low-slung sports wagon with a design inspired by the recent Stinger GT sport sedan.

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The roof line flows smoothly from the elongated hood to a rounded hatchback rear end.

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Inside is a cockpit that Kia says is inspired by haute couture fashion and style. Much of the cabin is covered in the same lava red paint as the body.

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Kia calls the Proceed an extended hot hatchback, which makes it sound like it’s just trying to avoid calling it a wagon. I don’t know why; wagons are cool.

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The roofline is echoed by an illuminated window frame. It’s actually one of the most bold elements of the design.

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A “shark line” C-pillar is wider than the rest and visually stops short of the roof. Kia says this emphasizes the lack of a B-pillar.

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The front overhang is surprisingly short and the wheel arches reach nearly up onto the hood.

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One of the most interesting features is what Kia calls a Memory Bank: a trio of scents that can be released into the cabin to trigger car-related memories.

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Scents include aged leather, an oily garage and racing fuel. This concept almost certainly looks better than it smells.

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Click or swipe through for a bunch more pics of the Proceed concept from the show floor in Frankfurt.

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