Kia Debuts Facelifted 2023 Soul

The new 2023 Kia Soul, arriving later on this summer season, attributes refreshed design elements within and out, a simplified lineup, new smile-inducing shades, and two selection deals brimming with technological innovation and ease. Soul redefined the boxy small-car or truck phase when it was first introduced in 2009 and has progressed steadily considering that, captivating to prospects across generations with its edgy great appears to be like, practicality, and performance. Pricing will be declared closer to the vehicle’s on-sale day.

“The Soul described a complete new section of modest automobiles when it to start with entered the Kia lineup and it proceeds into the 2023 design yr with as substantially entertaining, practicality and model as at any time,” said Steve Middle, COO & EVP, Kia The usa. “The basic type continues to be, which is what additional than 75,000 satisfied Soul homeowners cherished so considerably about the funky runabout previous yr, symbolizing a virtually 5 % increase above gross sales in 2020. The new 2023 Soul is set to go on that development with its refreshed design inside of and out, sophisticated technologies and element-packed trims.”

Soul has often been established aside by its daring but functional style and design and the 2023 model 12 months proceeds that tradition with an all-new front fascia. The new grill is set off with obtainable LED headlights and redesigned fog lights. New Daytime Managing Lamps and change signals spherical out the entrance-stop redesign. New readily available 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels and a redesigned rear fascia and taillights full the exterior enhancements. A multitude of sound and two-tone exterior paint schemes continue being and are complemented by new two-tone paint courses: Distinct White with Fusion Black roof, and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black roof. Inside, what labored best stays and what has transformed has produced a superior detail better. Logically put switchgear falls conveniently to-hand even though the 10.25-inch (typical on all but LX trim) touchscreen with navigation is a welcome addition to the tech-ahead cabin.

Simplifying the lineup for 2023, the Soul is supplied in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, GT-Line Tech trimlines, each
featuring a very long record of common and accessible products. The X-Line and Turbo have been discontinued, even though lots of of the capabilities are discovered in the new variants. The new LX Engineering Package features Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA), Rear Cross Collision Avoidance (RCCA), and 16-inch alloy wheels neatly bundling sought-just after attributes in an by now well-geared up provide.

The GT-Line Technologies Package ups the ante with a large assortment of sought-soon after options and driver-assist
techniques. A Harman/Kardon high quality audio is accessed by means of the 10.25-inch color touchscreen and capabilities an exterior amplifier, subwoofer, and door-mounted tweeters. Multi-coloured LED speaker lights pulse in time with the tunes and the heated front seats present a heat embrace for the duration of cold-temperature drives.

The GT-Line Technology Package also features:
 Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning ability (radar + digital camera kind)
 Highway Generate Assist
 Navigation dependent Sensible Cruise Management
 Digital Parking Brake
 Electric power driver seat
 High-gloss interior trim
 LED headlights and taillights
 Cargo Go over
 Twin-amount cargo flooring

Highlighting Kia America’s motivation to safety and stability, a range of beforehand optional capabilities are
now normal across all trims, such as:

 Ahead Collision Avoidance Assist-Pedestrian (FCA-Ped digital camera style)
 Lane Maintaining Help + Lane Pursuing Guide
 Driver Awareness Warning
 Lane Departure Warning
 Substantial Beam Guide
 Rear Occupant Notify (door logic)

For 2023, Soul is powered by a single powertrain. The productive 2.-liter inline four cylinder makes 147-horsepower at 6,200 rpm and lays down 132 lb.-ft- of torque at 4,500 rpm through the entrance wheels. Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission is conventional throughout all variants.