Early last month we started looking over everything that Kia introduced at the 2018 LA Auto Show late in November. The highlight was certainly the unveiling of the all-new 2020 Kia Soul, which we’re extremely excited about. While we were able to take a broad look at the newest version of the iconic vehicle, we wanted to start looking more closely at the changes that the vehicle has undergone, to show you what’s new in closer detail. So, today, we thought we’d take a look at the exterior design of the subcompact hatchback sedan.
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Exterior Design Highlights
The one thing that certainly wasn’t going anywhere was the design heritage the Kia Soul has adopted since its inception a decade ago: its boxy silhouette. The design isn’t for everyone, but no one can argue with the statement that the Kia Soul has made through the years and that it certainly works for it. So that silhouette remains, but it’s been enhanced with additional sculpted lines, bolder detailing and even more technical lighting.
The headlight configuration has been completely redesigned and upgraded with cutting-edge technology and the trim pieces that connect them together provides emphasis for the Soul’s wide stance. Accentuating the headlight configuration even further are the slim DRLs and turn signal indicators. Between the two sets of lights is a much larger grille than previous iterations, treated with a unique two-tone design. Adding even more volume to the Soul’s front end are front fenders to really round things out.
Moving to other parts of the vehicle, the Soul is now equipped with roof rack mounting points. Its taillights have adopted a 3D wraparound style in the shape of a boomerang, while its C-pillars were designed with the wings of an airplane in mind and now feature a garnish that emblazons a new Soul graphic.
That just about covers the exterior design, but we’ll be sure to dive inside as well as highlight other aspects of the all-new 2020 Kia Soul in the coming weeks, perhaps only to be interrupted by the Detroit Auto Show later this month.