Kia Proceed: Though its name sounds like something Gwyneth Paltrow would call her next kid, this artful concept wagon (ahem, shooting brake) more than makes up for its silly moniker. Looking like a sexy coupe wearing a sexy backpack, this car has hints of the new Stinger up front. In the back? Hints of some glorious Imagination Land where wagons this handsome actually reach production.
Yeah, right. Prove me wrong, Euro design chief Gregory Guillaume, prove me wrong!
Actually don't, because even if Kia did build this as is, it likely wouldn't come to the U.S., and I'd be forced to relocate from L.A.
How do you say "Extra guacamole on that taco" in German?
Honda Urban EV: Here's the deal Honda: If you want to be forgiven for the overwrought design of the current Civic, all you have to do is promise to bring this uber-cool EV to the U.S. (It won't get you off the hook for the Crosstour. Some sins just can't be forgiven.)
With clean, crisp styling harking back to one of Honda's greatest historical triumphs — the first-gen Civic from the 1970s — this bite-size EV teases a production model due in Europe in 2019. It's the perfect marriage of old and new: Two doors open suicide-style to a canvas-covered bench seat up front and expansive digital screens throughout. Honda said nothing about its chances stateside so I'm starting a letter writing campaign tomorrow. Stamps are still 10 cents right?