What you see here is Kia’s all new small crossover model caught testing in the Death Valley. Spied in great detail, the pictures reveal the gaping mouth and the sleek stance of this upcoming model.
Kia intents to rival the Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3 with this unnamed crossover. The vehicle is based on the next-generation Rio. Looking shorter and stubbier in appearance than the Honda, the Kia is looking to give subcompact buyers another body style to consider in addition to the popular Soul hatchback.
Little is known about this crossover, although it is expected to be powered by four-cylinder engines only. It takes cues from the Provo concept shown in 2013. We expect Kia to fully reveal the crossover in late 2017.