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.