Kia Soul: Last Box Standing? – KickingTires

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Kia Soul

: Last Box Standing?

It like the automotive industry was all thinking inside the box during the few years, with squared-off from Honda, Scion, and Kia entering the market. Since the Honda Element debuted in it#39;s been followed by the Scion xB and subcompact Nissan and Kia Soul to much initial and even commercials with dancing rodents.

But is the box-on-wheels party over? It like consumers have to the idea of driving such cars. Model-year 2011 was the last, and this past Toyota announced it#39;s the xB.

Are the Cube and Soul next?

If you sales numbers, it#39;s a guess that one of them is in It#39;s likely that a of change hurt the Element, remained virtually unaltered the day it went on sale in December of through 2011. Weak ultimately brought down the xB; had fallen from a high of 61,000 units in 2006 to 17,000 in 2011.

Things look bleak for the Cube. Nissan sold 711 Cubes in June compared 1,313 the previous June. have plummeted during the six months, with only units sold so far this compared with 11,492 during the first half of Nissan, however, confirmed there will be a model-year version of the Cube, but with a lineup.

The 1.8 base and 1.8 S Indigo Limited trims will no longer be for 2013, nor will the Cargo Package.

The Soul#39;s sales are the shining light among Kia moved 10,199 Souls off lots in June of this down from 11,314 in June 2011, but overall from the first half of are up compared with last 63,635 sold so far in 2012 with 54,984 sold January to June of 2011.

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Kia has no plans to cancel the Soul. we#39;re selling 100,000 of a year, and this is the second in a row. I#39;d say it#39;s of hard to call it a one-hit It#39;s crossed over.

I think it#39;s a mainstream said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of

It doesn#39;t hurt that the happens to be one of the most affordable new on the market. That might be it from relying solely on to niche demographics as attempted by and Nissan with the xB and Cube.

Tom Kia#39;s executive vice of sales, agrees. As the market, on wood, continues to recover, we see playing a very important role going forward. has become somewhat of a halo for us.

It is bringing people into the who we did not see before, he told

us: Is this one trend that stick around, or are we ready to outside the box?

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