New Kia Soul unveiled

The all-new Kia Soul has been revealed at the New York Motor Show.

The all-new Kia Soul has a completely new chassis and a fresh design. The current Soul has been on sale in the UK since 2009 and, while it hasn’t really been a hit with UK buyers, the model has proved hugely successful in the US. Kia aims to address the deficit with a more upmarket product, a sleeker design and a more refined ride.

On the outside, the distinctive shape of the Soul remains, but adds a new distinctive front air intake, revised grille and a new, more stylish bootlid.

Inside, the new Soul gets lots of soft-touch materials as well as gloss black trim highlights throughout. The circular dials, controls and gear lever look classy, while the slightly increased wheelbase should improve legroom both in the front and the back.

Increased sound insulation will make the new Soul more refined, and improved suspension should make it better to drive over Britain’s increasingly rutted roads. Engines are yet to be confirmed, but expect the current range to be carried over to the new car, with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine to replace the thirsty 2.0-litre petrol car.

Prices will be announced closer to the car’s UK launch, which is due early next year. However, with the current car starting just under £12,000, we expect the revised model to carry a slightly higher premium.

To view the full Kia range, see the CarBuyer Kia reviews page.

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
Audi
15 Apr 2021

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date

Best new car deals 2021
i20
Deals
9 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks