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KIA'S "SOUL": CONCEPT OR PROTOTYPE?

KIA'S "SOUL": CONCEPT OR PROTOTYPE?

Los Angeles Convention Center

This Kia concept vehicle would ever go on-sale in the US as-is, but based on what Kia execs have been saying for over a year, we expect many of the "styling cues" on the concept have more than a good chance of making it into production. Will Kia announce Soul's production schedule at the Detroit Show in January? The company has said that this front-drive crossover will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability and adaptive cruise control. The Soul's styling verges, as you can see, on the 'quirky', with a wraparound windshield and bulging wheel flares. There's also no B-pillar, which Kia hints may be part of the production "Soul".

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