• Truck Accessories Posted: 2/13/2009 2:56pm PST

    "Pave the way"

    That actually looks like a rather fun little toy to get out in, and quite a bit more utilitarian than, say, a sports car. It might not be the mammoth V8 truck we're all used to here in America, but times, they are a changing, so we would be wise to get with the program

  • colin Posted: 2/12/2009 2:56pm PST

    "yo JKD!"

    Hey you're back JKD! Missed you. Yeah, Kia would need to install one of its (excellent) diesels (well, Hyundai diesels, but same company) from European market to attain great mileage. But I estimate they could get high 40s if they did so. But you know the U.S. - it'll never happen.
    BTW, whatever happened to our favorite blog commenter, Mr. Ed? Perhaps he did finally burst that blood vessel...

  • Jim Posted: 2/9/2009 7:35pm PST


    I dont like that thing, its not very pick up trucklike at all. At the very least they could offer all wheel drive with it!

  • JKD Posted: 2/9/2009 1:56pm PST

    "Kia Jimny"

    VW was getting that high mileage because it was a diesel too. I can't see Kia getting similar numbers with one of their inferior and inefficient gas powertrains. And c'mon, you'd be driving a Kia...

  • Kia Soul Posted: 2/9/2009 11:09am PST


    Considering it has been welcomed with am overwhelming response, Kia should not think twice to build the Soulster!
    It's an attractive 2-door pick-up and gets decent mileage. If priced right, Kia would hit the nail of success with it and grow it's US sales numbers, while others would be loosing the market share.
    But this should hit the production this year and not in about two years as there might be some competition at that time. Now the compact pick-up market is free of competition, so it's the best time to enter it.

  • Alain Posted: 2/9/2009 9:34am PST


    I think Subaru was a few year earky with the Baja. I wonder how it might sell today.