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2020 Kia Soul Getting Sleek New Headlights

Second teaser released before L.A. auto show

Kia has released its second teaser for the next-generation Soul before it debuts at the Los Angeles auto show later this month.

The new teaser reveals a much more polished headlight design for the 2020 Kia Soul. The lights are narrower and integrate more naturally into the grille. Kia is also showing off a striking white and red paint job.

Just yesterday, Kia teased the Soul’s rear end. It keeps its boxy shape, as well as the vertical-oriented taillamps. But it adopts a new floating roof that incorporates a “Soul” badge.

It’s likely the new Soul will adopt the same platform as the Hyundai Kona. If so, it could share the same 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter engine options. Kia hasn’t confirmed specs, but says it will offer “several drivetrains,” including turbocharged and electric versions.

The 2020 Soul is a bit overdue for a full redesign, considering the previous generation debuted for the 2014 model year. The design of the second-generation model didn’t change radically from the first generation, but this third model looks like it could shake up that trend. Judging from the new headlights, we’re thinking the change will be for the better.

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2019 Kia Soul

MSRP $16,490 Base (Manual) Wagon