Kia is definitely making the all-new subcompact crossover, which will try to steal some part of the marker from pretty big names like Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax. Oh, we forgot to mention the interesting Jeep Renegade or Toyota’s C-HR that will come in the coming years and will be very popular without any doubt. In any case, it’s pretty clear that the 2018 Kia Subcompact Crossover must be really good if they want any success.
When we talk about the styling of the future subcompact, we must say that it will look quite amazing. Yes, the testing model we spied is still camouflaged, but the resemblance with the Provo concept is so obvious. Of course, the manufacturer will use just some part of it, because the concept sports plenty of overpronounced cues. The front end is evidently different and appears to have a lot of in common with Kia’s Sportage crossover. Compared to the Soul model, which features pretty identical footprint, the new 2018 Kia Subcompact Crossover will be more crossover-like and definitely more aggressive. We can’t it will be more attractive because this is a matter of taste, but it will get higher ride height, which is popular yet rather unnecessary characteristic for every on-road vehicle.
Performance wise, the upcoming crossover will likely borrow a 2.0-liter engine from the Soul model. The unit delivers around 164 horsepower, which is more than enough for the base model. However, in case you need more power, you will be able to choose a turbocharged 1.6-liter four mill with 200 horsepower. There will be both front and all-wheel drive, while we don’t expect any manual gearbox.
We must mention that the 2018 Kia Subcompact Crossover won’t have its own architecture as. it will likely borrow the underpinning of the current Soul model, so in case you are wondering why they are making it, we can only say that we have no clue.
The “all-new” crossover will arrive sometime in 2017, possibly in summer, and the starting price won’t go over $20,000.