• Mar 14, 2008
We got our first look at what the production Kia Soul will look like during the Geneva Motor Show where the South Korean automaker unveiled a trio of tuner Soul concepts. The actual production five-door hatch, however, may have just been unceremoniously debuted online over at Kia-World.net, which is hosting a batch of what appear to be official pics of the production version. We hear the actual car won't be debuted until the Paris Motor Show in September, but in the pics it looks ready to go right now. Clearly a competitor for those considering vehicles such as the Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix, Mazda5, etc., the Soul looks to be an exercise in efficient packaging and utility, with a dose of very un-Kia-like style thrown in. We haven't heard yet if it's meant for U.S. consumption, but the vehicle in these shots is right-hand drive. Click the source below for more photos.

[Source: Kia-World.net via Fast Lane Daily]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually looks pretty cool, much better than the anonymous looking Scions these days (as if theyve been around for soo long). That back hatch looks pretty cool
      • 6 Years Ago
      The vehicle was designed for the U.S. market. It will be sold in the U.S.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess if Kia were to make a vehicle that I would at least actually consider, it would look something like this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL. My exact thoughts. WOW @ this thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice, it will do well I predict.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool looking car! Different and Better than the Scions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That car's left hand drive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        maybe they meant right, as in correct-hand drive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All cars in Korea are left-hand drive, so... the vehicle being left-handy says nothing about its prospects in the US.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. I love the tail lights. If it comes pretty much unchanged for the US market we will give it a hard look. Right now we are thinking either Nissan Cube or this as a replacement for our 2006 xB in a year or two. Scion lost us with the 2008 model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car is left hand drive. But I liked the air vents under the headlights. now they're gone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And before anybody starts the issue up again the 1st Gen Scion xB is not the same base vehicle as the 2nd Gen (current) xB.

      The 1st Gen is based off of the bB.
      The 2nd Gen is based off of the Corolla Rumion.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Nope, other way around. The Corolla Rumion is based on the USDM xB. The Rumion was released AFTER the USDM Scion xB.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep, Tragedy is right.
        The 1st gen xB had already been on sale as the Toyota bB for a few years before it came to the states as a Scion, but the 2nd generation xB was designed more specifically for the US market. That's why it got so porky. It came out before the Japanese version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So when is Toyota suing them?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Allen

        For having 4 wheels, 4 doors and a steering wheel. :D
        • 6 Years Ago
        Silly poster!

        If that's the case, then Nissan should sue Toyota for "ripping" them off.
        • 6 Years Ago
        For what... exactly?
        • 6 Years Ago
        For copying Toyota's badge-engineered Daihatsu Materia? :)

      • 6 Years Ago
      Kia Cool!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this is a lot smaller than the current Scion xB.
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