Kia Soul Pictures Surface, Real or Not?

Kia Soul?
Kia Soul? / Kia World via Jalopnik

Just Unveiled at Geneva, now production ready?

Hard to believe that the three Kia concept cars we saw in Geneva hardly two weeks ago are now ready for production. Not since the Chrysler Crossfire would we have heard of such a fast concept-to-development phase. In fact, not since a cardboard model went from drawing to “construction”!

But here we are, looking at what appears to be Kia Soul, ready for production. But is it? Look at the two white renderings, how they have incorporated original Geneva-shown design with the “production ready” reality pics. Hard to believe that a car destined for the Paris Motor Show later in the year would already be in a garage getting ready for the masses.

The three concepts on which this is said to be based, are the SOUL Diva, SOUL Searcher and SOUL Burner.

Source: KiaWorld via Jalopnik
Published Mar 15th, 2008 1:21am By Thami Masemola

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pscs pscs
this car looks really like the daihatsu sirion and the suzuki swift...
Mar 16th, 2008 8:15pm
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joelynn joelynn
yeah the concepts were just thinly veiled production models like Mercedes with its 'concepts'
Mar 15th, 2008 8:05pm
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Why is this a surprise? The Geneva cars were identical save their trim. Which means Kia is already producing Souls in limited numbers, surely? I think it looks OK. But why is it manufacturers make a style point of making their cars deliberately clumsy to counter the impossible lack of elegance they feel they can give a small car, tall car?
Mar 15th, 2008 5:31am
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