After some light teasing, Kia has revealed quite a bit more of its new show car, which will be put on display at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the Proceed Concept, the “extended hot hatch,” as Kia calls it, serves as a preview for a “a potential member of the next-generation cee’d family.”

Never mind the labels, the concept certainly looks like a Stinger in sportwagon form, with a more aggressive interpretation of the sports sedan’s face. Sharper angles, larger intakes, more reserved ‘tiger nose’ grille and a sculpted bonnet are among the exciting cues on show here.

Also of interest is what Kia calls ‘Luminline’, which features an illuminated outline of the car’s glasshouse that greets drivers as they approach the car. Unlike the current cee’d, the “ice cube” LED fog lights are gone in favour of all those triangles in the lower apron. However, a reference to those items are seen in the slim headlights, with four-point LEDs clearly visible a la Porsche.

Much like the front end, there’s plenty to see when it comes to the vehicle’s side profile too. A low, rakish roofline is accentuated by a ‘Sharkblade’ in the bodywork, complete with the GT logo, which contributes to a near-pillarless look.

Other details include flush door handles, taut creases on the body panels and a set of six-spoke aluminium alloy wheels, 20 inches in diameter. The car itself is finished in a bespoke ‘Lava Red’ paintwork that combines multiple hand-applied layers of black, chrome-effect silver, and red-tinted lacquer to create the glossy, lustrous paint finish.

“With many European drivers now seeking performance alternatives to the three-door hot hatch, we began thinking about a different halo model for the cee’d family. The Proceed Concept represents a bold new vision of how the vibrant soul of the pro_cee’d could be reincarnated and revitalised for a new generation of performance-oriented drivers,” commented Gregory Guillaume, chief designer Europe for Kia Motors.