Kia Shows Off the First Look of the Revamped 2023 Soul
The front end of the 2023 Soul has been updated with an all-new front fascia. The new grill is set off with available LED headlights and redesigned fog lights. New Daytime Running Lamps and turn signals round out the front-end redesign.
The 2023 Soul also features 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels and a redesigned rear fascia and taillights complete the exterior enhancements. A multitude of solid and two-tone exterior paint schemes remain and are complemented by new two-tone paint programs: Clear White with Fusion Black roof, and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black roof.
Simplifying the lineup for 2023, the Soul is offered in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, and GT-Line Tech trim lines, each featuring a long list of standard and available equipment. The X-Line and Turbo have been discontinued, although many of the features are found in the new variants.
The new LX Technology Package includes Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA), Rear Cross Collision Avoidance (RCCA), and 16-inch alloy wheels; neatly bundling sought-after features in an already well-equipped offer.
The cabin sees a major improvement with a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation that is standard on all but the base LX trim.
The GT-Line Technology Package ups the ante with a wide range of sought-after features and driver-assist systems. A Harman/Kardon premium audio is accessed through the 10.25-inch colour touchscreen and features an external amplifier, subwoofer, and door-mounted tweeters. Multi-coloured LED speaker lights pulse in time with the tunes and the heated front seats offer a warm embrace during cold-weather drives. The GT-Line Technology Package also includes:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning capability (radar + camera type)
- Highway Drive Assist
- Navigation based Smart Cruise Control
- Electronic Parking Brake
- Power driver seat
- High-gloss interior trim
- LED headlights and taillights
- Cargo Cover / Dual-level cargo floor
Safety and Technology
Highlighting Kia’s commitment to safety and security, a number of previously optional features are now standard across all trims, including:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Pedestrian (FCA-Ped; camera type)
- Lane Keeping Assist + Lane Following Assist
- Driver Attention Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- High Beam Assist
- Rear Occupant Alert (door logic)
Under the Hood
For 2023 the Soul is powered by a single powertrain. The efficient 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine produces 147-horsepower at 6,200 rpm and lays down 132 lb.-ft- of torque at 4,500 rpm through the front wheels. Kia’s Intelligent Variable Transmission is standard across all variants.
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