Caught: 2014 Kia Soul Prototype Shows Off Revised Interior

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We’ve seen the 2014 Kia Soul’s heavily camouflaged exterior, but these latest shots show the tester’s revised interior. Among the updates is a new infotainment screen, which looks big enough to satisfy the Soul’s style-focused customers when the new car arrives.

The first thing you’ll notice is the much larger central touch screen, which looks similar in size to that of the 2014 Kia Sorento and appears to display the updated UVO system. The entire center stack has been redesigned, with a large, circular digital clock placed just below the infotainment screen and HVAC vents shifted from the sides to the top. Also redesigned is the steering wheel, which gets round infotainment controls on either spoke. The black leather-like seats feature yellow contrast stitching, which should appease the Soul’s fashionista customers before the inevitable special-edition models arrive.

Not much has changed on the outside since the last time we saw a 2014 Soul prototype. As we said previously, the grille appears to have been moved up and the lower intake opening has been enlarged. The headlights have also been redesigned, now appearing slightly angled in, as on the 2014 Kia Forte and 2013 Rio with an LED running light strip underlining the outermost projector lens. The taillights, however, remain in the middle of the D-pillar, flanking the liftgate to preserve the Soul’s quirky look.

Now that we’ve seen the 2014 Kia Soul’s interior, do you think the hatchback has what it takes to stay on top of its boxy competition? Tell us in the comments below.

Photo Source: CarPix

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The main thing i notice in these new photos is that they appear to have reworked the C pillar so that they can have different colors on the roof and body of the vehicle, as seen on the Mini.

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