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Spied: A first look at the next-generation Kia Soul


Next-generation Kia Soul may gain all-wheel drive

Kia first introduced the second generation Soul crossover back in 2014. It featured updated styling but still retained the signature boxy design of it's predecessor. Now, it seems as though the next-generation Soul may make its debut soon. Our spies have recently spotted the all-new crossover for the first time, undergoing extreme weather tests.

These new set of spy photos give us a first look at the third-generation Kia Soul. Unsurprisingly, most of the vehicle is still covered in camouflage and false panels, indicating that the vehicle is still in early testing. Overall however, it is still easy to recognize the Soul's familiar boxy design and uniquely shaped rear window.


The most noticeable change would be found in the front fascia. The new Soul seems to have adopted a two-tier headlight design similar to that found on current Hyundai vehicles. Apart from that, not much can be said about the front as it is stil heavily covered in false panels and camouflage. Do expect Kia's signature tiger nose grill to be retained.

Similar to the front, nothing much can be said about the rear. However, Kia's next-generation crossover does appear to have gotten beefier overall. That said, it can also be due to the numerous false panels in place.

No details yet about engine options and drivetrains. It is possible that some powertrains will be carried over from the current model such as the 1.6-liter and the 2.0-liter options. However, do expect new engine options to be had as well. Furthermore, our spies also mentioned that this model could possibly be had with four-wheel drive as an option as opposed to being front-wheel drive only.

Given the amount of camouflage still on the vehicle, don't expect the next-generation Kia Soul to debut anytime soon.

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