Kia Soul News

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show

    A new generation of the Kia Soul was revealed on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, and thankfully the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV have been retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is instantly recognisable as Kia's smallest SUV. Well, smallest in the United States. In other markets there is the slightly smaller Kia Stonic. Beyond the familiar boxy shape, everything about new Soul has been renewed, including the battery-electric Soul EV which was also present in L.A. A new platform...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Soul EV spy shots and video

    Kia is working on a redesign of its Soul subcompact crossover SUV, and part of the plan is a repeat of the current model's electric option. A prototype for the new Soul EV has just been spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack's surrounding roads. We know it's the...

  • 2020 Kia Soul spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Kia Soul spy shots

    A new generation of the Kia Soul is brewing, and judging by our spy shots the funky look we've grown accustomed to with past versions of the Kia compact crossover SUV will be retained. The boxy shape was first shown in 2006 on a Soul concept car and today is instantly recognisable as Kia's smallest...

  • 2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive review - Image via Jeff Jablansky
    2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive review

    The Soul hatchback has been very, very good to Kia. Where some car companies believe in their most expensive products to exemplify their respective brand identities, Kia has turned to the chance popularity of its compact hatchback to embody the image of a brand in transition. The way Kia explains...

  • 2017 Kia Soul facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Kia Soul Spy Shots

    Kia’s funky little Soul hatchback is about to undergo a mid-cycle update. This will be the last update to the second-generation model until an all-new one is launched later this decade. There are some significant changes planned, as evidenced by all the camouflage gear. It looks like the...

  • Kia Trail'ster e-AWD hybrid concept at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
    Kia Soul-Based Trail'ster Concept Features Electric AWD: Live Photos From Chicago Auto Show

    The Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept kicked off this morning's Chicago Auto Show to demonstrate a hybrid all-wheel-drive version of Kia's popular Soul tall wagon--and most likely preview a future production model. Tom Kearns, who's the chief designer at Kia's Design Center of America in Irvine...

  • Kia Trail'ster Concept teaser image, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    Remember Kia’s funky Soul’ster and Track’ster concept cars from a few years back? They hinted at more exciting versions of the Korean automaker’s Soul hatchback, such as a funky pickup truck in the case of the Soul’ster and an edgy hot hatch in the case of the Track’ster. Well, Kia is about to hint at a yet another Soul variant at the upcoming 2015 Chicago Auto Show with a new concept dubbed the Trail’ster. As its name suggests, the new concept will hint at an off-roading version of the Soul. We only have two teaser shots at present but already we can...

  • Kia Soul at SEMA 2013
    Kia Cooks Up Some Soul At SEMA

    The SEMA show floor experienced some extra sights and sound. No, it wasn't from the notes of an aggressive exhaust pipe or from the glow caused by oversized wheels. Instead, it was due to Kia trotting out a variety of customized 2014 Soul machines, which have been transformed into platforms that...

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    Kia Bares Its (2014) Soul In New York, Complete With Live Photos

    Though Kia has, on occasion, missed the mark with vehicles in the United States (such as its Borrego SUV), there’s no denying that its Soul “urban passenger vehicle” is a solid hit that seems to defy demographics. Though pitched at Millennial buyers, we’ve seen plenty of...

  • 2014 Kia Soul spy shots
    2014 Kia Soul Spy Shots

    Kia’s boxy-but-hip Soul remains one of the Korean automaker’s best selling vehicles in North America. Through July, Kia has sold its Soul 73,698 times, which makes it second in overall unit sales for the brand behind the Optima (which sold 86,475 units through July). The current Soul...

  • Kia Track'Ster Concept
    Kia Track'ster Concept: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    With its Soul, Kia already has one of the most distinctive small-car designs on the market. But what if you were to chop a couple of doors, widen the body, install a turbocharged engine and all sorts of other upgrades? That seems to be exactly the idea behind Kia's Track'ster Concept at the 2012...

  • Second teaser for 2012 Kia Track-ster Concept
    Kia Track'ster Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Chicago Auto Show

    Kia is preparing to wow audiences at this month’s 2012 Chicago Auto Show with a new hot hatch concept based on its popular Soul. A second teaser for the new concept, which will go by the name Kia Track’ster, has been released today, revealing the rear end of the sporty three-door...

  • West Coast Customs 2012 Kia Soul inspired by Michelle Wie

    Next up on our roster of Kia customs from the 2011 SEMA show, we have this funkier-than-funky Soul inspired by Michelle Wie and turned out by West Coast Customs. Sporting a custom exterior based on Wie's custom LPGA golf bags, the Soul also features a wide range of typical and not-so-typical tuner upgrades. Among those upgrades are Roadwier Show White leather seats with pink inserts and contrasting stitching, embroidered artwork, a pink suede headliner, two custom Nike golf bags, an Xbox 360 with Kinect mounted with a 26-inch in-car monitor in the rear hatch, and a blazing audio system. Catch...

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    2012 Kia Soul Facelift: 2011 New York Auto Show

    We’re already seen the spy shots but now the facelifted version of Kia’s popular Soul hatchback has been revealed following its world debut this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The facelifted hatch, coming onto the market later this year as a 2012 model, improves on the...

  • 2012 Kia Soul facelift spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Kia Soul Facelift

    Pictured here in these latest spy shots is a prototype for the facelifted 2012 Kia Soul, which is expected to hit the market this summer. Kia engineers have gone to great lengths to mask the changes to the car but from what we can gather there will be new head lamps and possibly a revised grille...

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    Battle Of The Boxes

    One of my good friends has a Scion xB as his college car. I envy the guy, because he has one of the most practical cars out of all my friends, and he still has a lot of fun driving it (he was smart and got a manual). Some people never get to see the insides of these things because they think the...

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    2010 Kia Soul! Brings Attitude To The South Korean Automaker's Lineup

    Kia, being a young company, is targeting Gen Y buyers with the all new Soul. I test drove the Kia Soul!, and no that’s not a typo: there are four Kia Souls, the base, the +, the !, and the sport. It’s just another way of marketing to a new generation of auto buyers. The Soul reminds me of the...

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    Hyundai-Kia overtakes Nissan for sixth spot in U.S. sales

    April was another tough month for carmakers but amidst all the doom and gloom was some positive news for South Korean duo Hyundai-Kia. Despite seeing sales decline more than 14% last month, Hyundai-Kia managed to overtake Nissan for sixth place in U.S. new car sales on the back of several exciting...

  • 2009 Acura TL interior

    While we all like to go on about horsepower or differentials or suspension arms when discussing new cars, we often overlook the place where you and your car will spend the most time together - inside the cabin. In order to recognize this aspect of vehicle development, Ward’s Auto releases a list every year for the best car interiors in a number of different vehicle segments. After driving the vehicles over a two month period, judges evaluated the them during their daily driving cycles and awarded points for design, material selection, fit-and-finish, ergonomics, driver information...

  • Kia's Soul is also targeted at a younger audience
    Kia considering brand-wide name changes

    Getting young people to buy cars is tougher than it sounds. Fashion, mode and politics all play a role in addition to the classical considerations for car buying: price, features and performance. But Kia is determined to grow its business with younger buyers, as its current 52-year-old average...

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    Red Dot design awards winners revealed for 2009

    Innovative and interesting designs are rewarded each year with a 'red dot', from world renowned design institution, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, one of Europe's oldest and most highly reputed design centers. This year a number of interesting entries in the automobile category came away...

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    Kia Prices All-New 2010 Soul Hatchback

    Kia the recent Los Angeles Auto Show to display the North American version of its new Soul hatch, which is now on sale in the U.S. as a 2010 model. Pricing for the car leaked on several internet forums late last year, and now Kia has made it official, revealing that the stylish hatch will be...

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    European design students take the wraps off 1/4 scale supercar concepts

    The Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a massive six-city, three-country school that is one of Europe's foremost centers for fledgling automotive designers. The students there have collaborated with DR Motor Company to produce a trio of 1/4 scale supercar models. Dubbed Action (blue), Spirit...

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    Kia considers production of Soul’ster pickup

    Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its new Soul compact car at last month’s Detroit Auto Show as way to drum up excitement for the regular hatch model which is set to go sale in March. The concept, called the Soul’ster, was never intended to be produced but strong...

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