Kia Juke rival revealed
January 23, 2013
by Jack Rix
Kia has revealed four teaser images of a new small crossover concept, which previews a rival to the Nissan Juke. There’s no name as yet for the concept, but Kia has confirmed that it will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Described in the press release as “a provocative and racy new urban concept car,” Kia’s new baby won’t just have the Juke to deal with should it make production, but a whole host of B-segment crossovers arriving in showrooms soon. These include the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and a new Honda Jazz-based crossover shown at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this month.
And a production version seems extremely likely, using market trends and Kia’s current line-up as a guide. In the B-segment, Kia already sells the Rio and Venga, but while supermini MPV sales are slowing, compact crossovers sales are going through the roof, hence this new direction.
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