The Redesigned Third Generation 2020 Kia Soul

January 22nd, 2019 by

At the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2020 Kia Soul. This third-generation, complete redesign places an updated version of the Soul’s iconic shape on top of an all-new platform. The 2020 Kia Soul stays true to its boxy silhouette design heritage combined with peppy performance, thrilling technology, and urban practicality.2020 Soul

“The Soul has been a massive success since its introduction to the U.S. market, blowing its (now defunct) rivals out of the water and establishing itself as an automotive icon with its fun-loving character and eccentric style,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia Executive Director of Car Planning and Telematics. “Even with an entirely new generation of competitors now crowding the marketplace, we are confident the all-new Soul will once again prove to be a tough contender given its unparalleled style and an impressive level of invigorating technology and customization options.”

The 2020 Kia Soul will be available in six trim levels with an optional turbocharged engine.

New exterior design highlights include:

  • High-tech front headlight configuration with connecting trim piece accentuates the width
  • Slim-design daytime running lights and turn signal indicators
  • Larger front grille with a unique two-tone treatment
  • Front fenders add volume to clean and smooth surfaces
  • Roof rack mounting points
  • Three-dimensional wraparound boomerang-shaped taillights
  • C-pillars designed to resemble airplane wings
  • Signature vertical rear window and “Island” stay true to Soul design heritage
  • Distinctive C-pillar garnish features new “Soul” graphic

New interior design highlights include:

Kia designers and engineers turned up the volume on the 2020 Soul’s interior which is adorned with shapes and textures that reflect acoustic inspired elements to create a full sensory experience.

  • Sound mood lighting features customizable colors and “moods”—Hey! Yo!, Party Time, Traveling, Romance, Midnight City, and Cafe
  • Available wireless charging
  • Available dual auto climate control

Next-Gen Infotainment and Kia Drive Wise Technologies

  • Available 10.25-inch HD color touchscreen with split screen function
  • Android Auto4and Apple Car Play
  • Bluetooth Multi-Connection – two Bluetooth devices can be connected at the same time
  • Available 8-inch Head-Up Display
  • Available 640-watt Harman Kardon audio system – twice the wattage of current Soul – with an amplifier and 10 speakers including tuned center speaker and subwoofer


The 2020 Soul’s stronger structure benefits from increased use of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), hot stamped components, and structural adhesive. Like other newly designed Kia models, the all-new Soul offers a suite of available Kia Drive Wise features including:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) / FCA Pedestrian type
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Changing Assist (LCA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

We expect the 2020 Soul to arrive in Charleston this spring.  Our remaining 2019 Soul inventory is limited and will sell quickly. Final pricing for the 2020 Soul has not been announced. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page, website and e-mail communications.

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