When it arrives later this summer, the 2023 Kia Soul – you’ve got to love the fact that it’s categorized by the builder as an “urban runabout” – boasts some visual boldness to mark the arrival of its newest, evolutionary edition. The looks aspect starts with integrated Daytime Running Lights upfront and a gently tweaked rear fascia. A palette of new high-impact colors ar e offered, including the two-tone combination you see here, which is Surf Blue with a contrasting black roof.
The Soul lineup array has been simplified, with 2023 models to be offered in LX, S, EX and GT-Line trim levels. The biggest technological advance to the Soul lineup is Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Pedestrian, which makes use of an onboard camera. A more sophisticated system that also incorporates radar and around-the-corner capability will be standard on the GT-Line Soul. The standard 2.0-liter engine is rated at 147 horsepower.