New 2023 Kia Soul Debuts

May 4th, 2022 by

2023 Soul

The new 2023 Kia Soul, arriving later this summer, features refreshed design elements inside and out, a simplified lineup, new colors, and two option packages brimming with technology and convenience.

Soul redefined the boxy small car segments when it was first launched in 2009 and has evolved steadily since, appealing to customers across generations with its edgy looks, practicality, and efficiency.

“The Soul defined a whole new segment of small cars when it first entered the Kia lineup and it continues into the 2023 model year with as much fun, practicality and style as ever,” said Steve Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “The basic form remains, which is what more than 75,000 happy Soul owners loved so much about the funky runabout last year, representing a nearly 5 percent increase over sales in 2020. The new 2023 Soul is set to continue that trend with its refreshed design inside and out, advanced technology and feature-packed trims.”

Exterior & Interior Design

2023 Soul

The Kia Soul has always stood out due to its bold yet functional design and the 2023 model year continues that tradition 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.

New available 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels and a redesigned rear fascia and taillights complete the exterior enhancements. A collection of two-tone exterior paint schemes remain and are complimented by new two-tone paint options: Clear White with a Fusion Black roof, and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black roof.

Inside, what worked best remains and what changes makes a good thing better. The switchgear is logically placed while the 10.25-inch touchscreen is a welcome addition to the technology filled cabin.

Simplified Lineup

2023 Soul

The Kia Soul is now offered in LX, S, EX, GT-Line, and GT-Line Tech. Each trim level features 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, Rear Cross Collision Avoidance, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The GT-Line Technology Package offers a wide range of sought-after features and driver-assist systems. A Harman/Kardon premium audio system can be accessed through the 10.25-icnh color touchscreen and features an external amplifier, subwoofer, and door-mounted tweeters.

Multi-colored LED speaker lights pulse in time with the music and the heated front seats offer a warm welcome during cold winter 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

2023 Soul

Highlighting Kia America’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)

For 2023, Soul is powered by a single powertrain. The efficient 2.0-liter inline four cylinder 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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