Killed in Action is about to introduce a mini Scion xB rip-off called the Soul. It's not as cool as the promised US version asymmetrical Nissan Cube (which I saw recently in Ypsi as well, complete with steering wheel on the wrong side). I saw this KIA in person behind Sidetracks (not far from the KIA development center) with camouflage tape removed, ...not bad... especially if it's cheap.
The KIA will look good with big wheels. But there is nothing smart about extra unsprung weight on an econobox.
Meh. Living next to auto developmentland used to mean seeing things like the new Camaro drive by your house every other day. Now it's KIA literal penalty boxes.
Welcome to the era of the recessionmobile! And cheap GTOs.