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NealX
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 12:00
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Potenza wrote:
Jovian8 wrote:
Hyundai/Kia have established a trend of following through with their concepts into production.... why the heck WOULDN'T you build this? It's just great design ---no new platform or anything like that. So I am very optimistic.

Which platform? The Proceed is a FWD economy car... this isn't a RWD Stinger. I can't imagine how they'll translate any part of this concept onto a production FWD plank.




Sorry, for a moment there I thought you were talking about Acura...

Jovian8
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 13:13
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I don't understand. If they are calling it "Proceed Wagon concept"...

..then it will be fwd because the current Proceed is fwd.

NealX
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 14:54
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Jovian8 wrote:
I don't understand. If they are calling it "Proceed Wagon concept"...

..then it will be fwd because the current Proceed is fwd.


I'm taking the "PROCEED" moniker to be more all-encompassing than representing the specific "pro_cee'd" model line.

That they are "proceeding" with implementing this styling concept throughout.

Potenza
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 16:24
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NealX wrote:
Jovian8 wrote:
I don't understand. If they are calling it "Proceed Wagon concept"...

..then it will be fwd because the current Proceed is fwd.


I'm taking the "PROCEED" moniker to be more all-encompassing than representing the specific "pro_cee'd" model line.

That they are "proceeding" with implementing this styling concept throughout.

Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe for Kia Motors, commented: "The Proceed Concept is our bold and engaging vision for a potential member of the next generation cee'd family. Embodying the spirit and athleticism of the current pro_cee'd, the Proceed Concept is an extended hot hatch that encapsulates Kia's performance spirit. It's the pro_cee'd reborn, more beautiful than ever before.

"The pro_cee'd has always been Kia's performance halo model in the cee'd family. However, with many European drivers seeking alternatives to the traditional three-door hot hatch, we began thinking about a new halo model.

"The extended hot hatch you see here could be an alternative for us. It's a third body type - one that retains the athleticism of the pro_cee'd, but reworked and reimagined to combine a striking new visual presence with a dash of real-world versatility. The Proceed Concept is our vision of how the vibrant spirit of the pro_cee'd could be reincarnated and revitalised for a new generation of drivers," continues Guillaume.

Sounds pretty specific to the pro_cee'd. Moreso it actually seems like just a very extravagant way to announce that they are considering a 5-door pro_cee'd.

If you think this sounds like the Acura situation, then maybe it's time to accept the same reality that exists in the Acura situation. You can't take a common FWD plank and make it look like an expensive RWD sports model.

sadlerau
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 17:27
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But what's to stop them using a Stinger plank in the future, he did say "reimagined" didn't he?

Anyway, no use comparing with or even mentioning Acura in the same sentence, this concept is already aeons ahead of anything Acura has produced in style and execution. You could see them bringing 99% of this concept to production tomorrow, which is way more than you could expect from that over wraught effort from Acura they displayed recently.

NealX
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2017 23:42
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BG wrote:
Just give this a bit more junk in the trunk




I see nothing to get excited about tbh


My son drew a car better than this when he was fourteen.

sadlerau
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Re: KIA wagon concept for Frankfurt    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-14-2017 00:22
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NealX wrote:
My son drew a car better than this when he was fourteen.


Hey I was doing pretty much the same thing when I was thirteen - BACK IN 1967! Still had the drawings till recently [I shifted house and they went AWOL].

I really do despair of Honda/Acura ever maturing with their designs......


 
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