Spy shots: Kia Soul crossover to receive a mid-cycle facelift, new six-speed automatic transmission and possibly, an upgraded 1.6L engine.
Spies have caught a heavily disguised Kia Soul crossover undergoing winter testing in Sweden. Though heavily disguised, these latest spy shots reveal us some styling changes made to the car’s front and rear-end.
Up-front, the facelifted Kia Soul will feature a set of redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lights ( now mandatory in Europe), revised front bumper and updated signature grille.
Furthermore, the Soul facelift will also receive a revised set of tail-lamps and slightly redesigned rear-bumper.
In addition to styling updates, the new Soul will receive some upgrades under its hood.
Confirmed for production is the all-new six-speed automatic transmission, which should improve the Soul’s mpg numbers.
Also rumored to appear in the new Soul is the upgraded 1.6L four-cylinder engine. Not much else is known about the possible powertrain updates.
When is Kia going to introduce the Soul facelift? There’s no official word yet on when we’ll see the updated Soul crossover, however some sources close to the automaker suggest we could see it making its official public premiere at the forth-coming 2011 New York Auto Show in April. [Source: driving-dutchman]