Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kia Soul



More pictures of what could be a big hit for Kia in the US.
I think this might be a breakthrough car for them over here.
Roomy with a small engine. And it does look great. Better than any Scion.

It's just too bad about that small old fashion sunroof...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those size sunroofs are still the norm. The giant mini sized ones aren't that widespread...but really who cares...it's no smaller than a standard sunroof.

Anonymous said...

Way to copy the Mini Cooper.

Anonymous said...

I love it! Looks REALLY nice. You go KIA!!! Does look better than any Scion past or present.

iQuack said...

Just shows how quickly a brand can rise from being a POS to a respected name. KIA was considered junk just a few years ago, but now owned by Hyundai which also remade its image, KIA is emerging as a car brand worth considering.

Too bad GM, Ford, and Chrysler don't have such a vehicle to sell in the U.S. now. It takes them too long to develop a sense of the market and act in a timely manner.

Oh, joy of all joys, look for slick new trucks from the U.S. companies!

Anonymous said...

better than any scion? lmao. yea right - this car looks like crap.

Anonymous said...

It will get stale pretty quick.

Anonymous said...

scion doesnt even offer a sunroof

Anonymous said...

I'd rather drive a Scion.

Funny thing is, I asked a lot of people if they'd drive this over an xB and every single one of them said 'hell no.'

Better than any Scion?



Right.
Not for the young people.

Anonymous said...

It's okay. The small boxy car trend really doesn't impress me. I know it offers a lot of room in a small area, but I'm still not impressed. The only element that really bugs me is the 80's era door handles, they look really cheap and cheesy.

I do hope this car gives the ugly Scion lineup (except the tC, which is the only Scion product I would consider buying) a run for its money.

Anonymous said...

Not bad looking, but I know nothing about owing a Korean made car. I rather wait for the forthcoming CUBE.

Anonymous said...

At least the scion will still be worth something in a few years.
Unlike this thing.

Soul2Stinger said...

Old fashion sunroofs are fine with me!

Anonymous said...

LoL. This vehicle looks slick and the interior is superior to anything the Scion or the Element offers.

What you don't know is that this vehicle is already generated a large amount of interest for KIA worldwide and it should do quite well in the U.S. due to its excellent Fuel Economy(FE) when it is released.

Some of you may not like it BUT like it or not this will sell very well as it addresses several gotta have features;SUV-like styling, has excellent utility,good on gas, safe, cool looking and doesn't remind them of that they are driving a box!

Vibes

Anonymous said...

This thing will have the low tech iron I4 engine...A cadillac will have better mileage.

Anonymous said...

From other pics I've seen, it looks awesome from the rear! I would definitely consider one of these as a daily driver.