• Madoc Posted: 7/23/2008 9:19am PDT

    "Kia announced today that it's new Soul - to be introduced at the Paris auto Show - is not a Scion xB/Dodge Hornet mashup. Kia worked really hard to come up with a cool model name that makes it stand out from the crowd. So there."

  • HDFL Posted: 7/23/2008 7:39am PDT

    It definitely has potential. The Koreans can see the writing on the wall. They're introducing a global car while US companies are still taking too long to react and come up with world product. The new Camaro is not a car for the world. The Soul, on the other hand, is designed to sell equally well in Asia, the Americas, Africa, or Europe.
    Another point: how is it that the Koreans are able to come up with names with ample connotations—geographical, spiritual, eco-driven—while the US car industry can only think about Gillette equivalents?

  • Jack Posted: 7/22/2008 9:12pm PDT

    It's got potential, especially if it can approach
    the mpg numbers of the original Scion XB with the conventional 1.6 liter.