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Car Spy Shots: Kia Soul

Here we have a couple of close-up spy shots of the all-new Kia Soul crossover, which is scheduled to make its official public premiere at the forthcoming 2013 New York Auto Show.

It looks as though the next-generation Soul is going to be a little bigger. A glimpse of the side view reveals a longer wheelbase and sleeker proportions, not to mention a little taller ride height.

There will be little change to the basic shape of the outgoing Kia Soul, with pictures of the new prototype definitely showing the familiar slanted roof, rising beltline and Range Rover-like windshield design.

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The front end is a little different though, and actually looks like the Track’ster concept that made its way to the Chicago auto show earlier in the year.

Peeking through the holes in the camouflage were a few small details of the Soul’s redesigned exterior lighting.

It appears that the tail-lamps will keep their place high in the D-pillars, with LED lights used on higher trim models.

The fender vent appears to be a little longer on this model, which in turn leads to an increase in the sheet metal that appears between the leading edge of the front doors and the front wheel wells.

2014 Soul Sales, Pricing

The Soul’s engines were upgraded in 2012, so there really shouldn’t be any major changes to be made there. The base should still be the 1,6L GDI, 4-cylinder with direct injection that delivers 135 hp.

It is also likely that an optional 164-hp 2,0L 4-cylinder will also be available on the 2014 version of the Kia Soul.

It’s still a little too early in the game to start guessing when exactly the new Soul will appear at the Kia dealerships across the USA, but what we can guess is that the pricing for the 2014 will remain pretty much the same.

The current Kia Soul (2013 Model Year) starts at an affordable $15,175, with the top-spec model barely breaking $20,000. [Photo Source: bobaedream.co.kr]

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