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2019 Kia Soul EV spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Kia Soul EV has been spied again this week on the streets of Europe, minus the black sheets and false body panels shielding previous prototypes. While the body is still wrapped in a swirly black-and-white disguise, we can see the overall shape of the new Kia Soul won't change drastically from the current model, meaning it should still appeal to current fans...

2019 Kia Soul Electric spied

The Kia Soul EV has been spied doing development laps around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Although this latest prototype is wearing the same level of disguise as the model spotted back in February, this vehicle is fitted with all the trim pieces it will use once in production. Despite the car bra, we can see the new Soul will retain the same overall shape and design theme as the first two generations...

Kia testing inductive charging on Soul EV

Kia has used its popular (in America, at least)  Soul EV to trial a new wireless charging system, making it easier to keep your battery-powered vehicle topped up at home. Developed in tandem with the Kia America Technical Centre (HATCI) and Mojo, a wireless technology company, the charger is the culmination of a three-year development process...

2019 Kia Soul spied

The next-generation Kia Soul has been spied during cold-weather testing this week, giving us a first look at the boxy crossover. Like the current version, the new Soul will retain its funky, square aesthetic, but there are some obvious design changes visible through the heavy camouflage this prototype is wearing...

The Shortlist: Quiet SUV for a couple in their sixties

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...

Five niche cars with growing sales

Everyone loves a left-of-centre battler, but when it comes to cars, few buy them. At least in a market like Australia, which is hugely competitive but dominated by a small number of big fish like Toyota, Mazda, Holden and Hyundai. But a scan through VFACTS sales figures also shows that, every year, there are a few lesser-known cars that for a variety of reasons enter another gear, sales-wise...

Kia development chief plots next-gen Soul GT

The Kia Soul has ensconced itself within the hearts of senior management as a design icon, and will therefore almost certainly continue into an evolutionary third generation. Moreover, Kia’s head of vehicle testing and high-performance development – ex-BMW M executive Albert Biermann – wants to make a hotted-up one with go-kart handling...

Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016

Kia has unveiled four new hand-built and heavily-customised concepts to this year’s SEMA show, exploring active and diverse lifestyles ranging from sports entertainment to business travel. Each concept is designed to give a glimpse into the future of ‘The Autonomous Life’, where vehicles will not only drive themselves but will also be tailor-built to suit our lifestyles...

2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Soul have been detailed, with the boxy hatch sporting a lightly refreshed look, an updated interior and a sharper price. For the new model year, the Soul now kicks off at $24,990 drive-away for the single-variant range, down from the previous price of $26,990, which did not include on-road drive-away costs...

2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed the turbocharged Soul won't be coming to Australia, though exterior and interior revisions will be part of a 2017 update coming soon. See article for details. The 2017 Kia Soul will soon have, dare we say it, a bit more soul - but not for our market, it seems...