• Feb 29, 2008
The product leakage continues as we're packing our bags for Geneva. This time, Autoweek.nl has released images of the Kia SOUL Burner Concept, one of three concepts that the Korean automaker will be unveiling in southern Switzerland.

The SOUL is obviously taking aim at the Scion xB, which took the two-box design to literal levels. This new image gives us the full-frontal treatment of the new Kia people-mover, with a fascia that mixes sportiness with an upright demeanor. It's not bad, although the pseudo-tribal graphics are so 1996. But the raked windshield and shortened D-pillar make it stand out a bit more than the xB from which it finds inspiration.

[Source: Autoweek.nl via WCF]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The treatment is really nice for a show car, but I think the underlying vehicle is relatively uninspired... :( I'm rooting for Kia though!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Someone put a KIA badge on a Scion xB!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish the roof was a little lower to give it a nice chopped look. Can't wait to see the production version at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice try, looks too much like a Scion rip off though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ya, b/c of course Scion invented the small boxy vehicle... lol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And the Scion xB (introduced in 2004), as well as the Honda Element (2003), are a "rip-off" of the Nissan Cube (1998).

        And I guess VW's boxy up concept is a "rip-off" as well.

        And you people are all blind if you think these models look the same simply b/c they have a boxy shape.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I looked at this and thought it was a mini concept. Is it only me?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks cool. If I'm not mistaken, they had this concept on display at the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto just two weeks ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice headline.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The KIA Kee, Pro_ceed, Eco_ceed, Ex_ceed and SOUL Burner is what KIA needs right now in production.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks good but WHAT A RIP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would normally say this is a little late to the party... but given the new generation xB's not-so-boxy approach, this might have some potential for those that would like a compromise between the first and second gen xBs. The first being TOO boxy, and the second being not enough and big and thirsty.
        • 6 Years Ago
        am I the only one thinking this is more xA/xD than xB?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I definitely see the xD in it... but my guess is they're going after the xB since it seemed to do so much better than the xA/xD.
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