This marks the third time we’ve seen a pre-production 2020 Soul out in public. The first sighting came in February of this year when the vehicle was seen in the snow, perhaps testing out a new all-wheel-drive system. Later on in April, the vehicle was caught in a parking garage in Korea, revealing its sporty center exit exhaust. This prototype is wearing the same centrally mounted twin-pipe setup, but unlike the vehicle seen in Korea, this car has its unibrow LED headlights (headlight?) on full display. The front LED light bar is joined by a set of fog lights mounted halfway down the bumper and a set of smaller lights mounted lower down.
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The rear taillights are also clearly displayed on this prototype, which appear similar to the vertically-mounted lights on the current Soul. The new LED lights are a bit more stylized, however, with a ‘swoosh’ curvature that extends into the vehicle’s rear hatch. The prototype is also rocking a set of sporty-looking alloy wheels.
The 2020 Soul is expected to ride on a new front-wheel-drive platform from Kia that is able to accept all-wheel drive – although it’s not yet been confirmed the new soul with be offered with AWD. Engine options remain to be seen, but Kia’s 201 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine should return for the Turbo model, perhaps in updated form.
Look for the 2020 Kia Soul to debut sometime later this year or in early 2019.
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