The European-specification second-generation Kia Soul has been revealed at today's Frankfurt motor show.
The new Soul, which is based on the same platform as the latest Kia Cee'd, is scheduled to go on sale next Spring. It originally broke cover at the New York motor show back in March.
Inspired by the two-seat Kia Track'ster concept displayed at the Chicago motor show in 2012, the new Soul echoes the high-riding, upright stance and squared shoulders of the outgoing model.
The first-generation Soul has been a huge sales success in North America, so it is little surprise that Kia hasn't radically altered the styling.
Under the skin, the use of the Kia Cee'd underpinnings is intended to give the new version better ride and handling, as well as more refined on-road behaviour due to upgraded suspension and a 29 per cent stiffer body shell.
Compared to the outgoing car, interior noise levels are reduced by approximately three decibels.