New spy pictures of a development Soul reveal its facelift features; more range expected from EV model

A development version of the Kia Soul has been photographed during testing, offering a glimpse of what the model will look like when it’s facelifted in 2017.

Although the car pictured is largely under cover, new headlights, redesigned air intakes and new tail-lights are just about visible.

The model’s overall shape remains unchanged, but a heavily disguised cabin suggests more significant updates are being applied inside.

The current Kia Soul offers crossover buyers a quirky alternative to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. It’s available with petrol or diesel 1.6-litre four-cylinder engines, as well as in full-electric guise.

Details are yet to be released, but the facelift is expected to retain these drivetrains. However, advances in electric technology should help to extend the all-electric Soul EV’s claimed 132-mile range.

Our Verdict

Kia Soul

Kia adds refinement and maturity to its funky crossover without leaching out the charm. Still flawed dynamically

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