2020 Kia Soul Can’t Wait Until The LA Auto Show To Show Its New Face

Just yesterday we brought you the first teaser shot for the 2020 Kia Soul. Now another image has surfaced, this time showing (part of) its fresh face.

The new image depicts the thin vertical headlights, front fender, hood, side mirrors, and part of the greenhouse – complete with a two-tone paintjob. From what we can see so far, the new Soul looks poised to double down on the current model’s signature quirky style and modernize it for the years to come.

The Soul is the last carryover from an otherwise bygone era of oddball rolling boxes from the Far East that once included such oddities as the Honda Element, Scion xB, and Nissan Cube. Only where those have all long since disappeared from the marketplace, Kia seems to be making a go of it.

The Korean automaker first introduced the Soul back in 2008 and brought it to the US a couple of years later, substantially updating it in 2013. Now another five years later, it’s preparing to roll out the next iteration.

The tall-roofed crossover/hatchback form factor not withstanding, the 2020 Kia Soul is expected to pack within its fresh sheetmetal new equipment, a more ergonomic and tech-laden interior, and a variety of powertrain options – including naturally aspirated, turbocharged, and electric motivation.

We’re looking forward to seeing the finished product revealed later this month at the LA Auto Show. But given the pace at which these teasers have been reaching our desks, we don’t doubt there’ll be more to come between now and then.

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  • charlotteharry57

    Yep. Just what I was afraid of. Looks very similar to the rendering. Behold the Kia Aztek.

    • Jason Miller

      This looks WAY better than the Aztek…

      • G82FS

        I just hope that plastic piece in the back is optional or removable. It will fade quickly and look like crap, just like the Aztek and Avalanche…

        Otherwise it looks good to me so far, cannot wait to see the final info on the electric model.

    • ErnieB

      You can not compare this to the ugliest car to ever grace this earth!

    • bd0007

      Hardly compares to the Aztek on the fugly front; which very well may have been supplanted by the Prius.

  • Anthony James

    I think it’s a great car.

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  • Todd Colomy

    Looks like a Storm Trooper from the front. I’ll take one in white please.

  • Mike anonymous

    If Kia does not debut this vehicle with (my all time favorite automotive animal mascots) ‘the hamsters’ (shown below) I’m going to be fairly upset. Aside from that, I am looking forward to this vehicle (as well as this years LA Auto Show which is bound to be exciting), and I truly hope that this new Soul has the soul we’ve all (or at least most of us) have come to love over the years.


    Your mission Kia, should you choose to accept it; Impress me. (… & bring back our beloved hamsters).

    • Eythan Aldrich

      this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds……………………on second thought jk

  • FordMopar

    Looks great. Each generation gets better and better.

  • Six_Tymes

    so they added sinister looking head light design to cute? meh, I’m not a fan so far.

    • Toronado_II

      Exactly my thought when I saw the pic. Specially in black and white !

  • Fabián Montiel

    Please Kia give this box AWD.

    • bd0007

      Even w/ a new subcompact CUV on the way, the smart thing to do would be to give the Soul available AWD.

    • MarketAndChurch

      and more power

  • MarketAndChurch

    Liking it so far.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    Well done, Kia! You’ve almost successfully recreated the Scion xB 2nd generation, but without the blinding D-pillar. Hope it’s got the 70.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down…and less abysmal gas mileage.

    (Full disclosure: I have an Army Rock Metallic 2011 xB, and I’m getting about the EPA estimated 25 combined MPG.)

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