Written by: Jason Udy [G+] on August 24 2012 1:30 PM
Although the Kia Soul outsells its competition and serves as the automaker’s second bestselling model, that hasn’t stopped Kia from continually updating the urban box with special editions and a recent face-lift. A 2014 Kia Soul prototype has been caught testing in advance of its showroom debut likely next year.
The camouflaged Kia Soul appears to have a wider stance than the current model, which give it more masculine looks. Kia’s family-look grille has moved higher on the more upright frontend while the lower air intake seems larger and the headlight design has been revised, as well.
The popular hatchback may continue to offer 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines, though we wouldn’t mind seeing the turbocharged 1.6-liter from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo or turbocharged 2.0-liter like the one powering the Kia Track’ster concept. To help maximize fuel economy, the stop-start system available on the Kia Rio subcompact may appear on the next-gen Soul, too.