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    Kia Juke rival revealed

    Kia Juke rival revealed
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    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.

    Full article and additional images available at link.

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    Fastest thing they could pop out is equip the Soul with the 200 HP GDI 2.4 Theta. OR 270 HP 2.0t. Fast to production, fast on the road and track.

    At 162" the Soul is about Juke-sized and IIRC shorter than the Rio sedan by a small margin.

    I love this PR-speak: “the company's signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous, yet friendly, grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude speed and energy from every angle.”

    Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/624...#ixzz2Iprcem4x


    Really, do any adults who are not under the influence talk like that?
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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    And the ugly car races are off to a start.....

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    And the ugly car races are off to a start.....
    Your definition of ugly seems very broad.

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    It's like the 2014 version of the Aztek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Your definition of ugly seems very broad.
    Anything with bad rear seat leg room is ugly.
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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    And the ugly car races are off to a start.....
    Yeah, this thing is atrocious, considering the roll Schreyer has been on lately.

    Instead of a new ugly vehicle, how about equipping the Soul with AWD and a turbocharged engine? And adding a production version of the Track'ster Concept to the lineup?

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    It may not be pretty but it's not nearly as bad as the Juke, which makes the Aztek look like a Bentley Continental by comparison!
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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    Every time I see a Juke on the freeway I consider putting my car straight in to a barrier and ending it all....hopefully this won't be as bad an eyesore.

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    With the correct engine and a good front-end this could be a cool little car. The first time I saw a Juke I was almost mortified but the vehicle in general grew on me. The front of the Juke is what kills it so I hope Kia does a much better job.

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    looks like the 130r
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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Fastest thing they could pop out is equip the Soul with the 200 HP GDI 2.4 Theta. OR 270 HP 2.0t. Fast to production, fast on the road and track.

    At 162" the Soul is about Juke-sized and IIRC shorter than the Rio sedan by a small margin.

    I love this PR-speak: “the company's signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous, yet friendly, grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude speed and energy from every angle.”

    Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/624...#ixzz2Iprcem4x


    Really, do any adults who are not under the influence talk like that?
    I agree isn't the Soul kind of a competitor already?

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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    If this is the Juke competitor, what is the Soul then?
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    Re: Kia Juke rival revealed

    SOUL+/JUKE S/FOCUS SE HATCH

    102.3 86.7 90.7 Pass. Vol
    53.4 35.9 44.8 Max Cargo
    39.0 32.0 33.2 Rear Legroom*
    100 100 104 WB
    162 162 172 OAL
    164 188 160 HP
    148 177 148 TQ
    2707 2939 2948 Curb Wt.
    $17475 $21070 $19995 Equiv Price
    24/29 27/32 26/36 EPA MPG
    12.7 13.2 12.4 Fuel Cap

    Juke only is available in AWD, has CVT vs. conventional automatic.
    Premium fuel for Juke. Ultimate highest MSRP price likely higher than Soul and Focus.
    I didn't check those details because I don't care.

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