The Kia Soul has come a long way. The 2014 redesign has put it at the top of its class and made it one of the most eye-catching cars on the street, both because of its styling and because there are so many of them out there. This year, the Soul EV is being introduced, turning what is already a great, affordable car into a pillar of clean energy. With such success, we find ourselves asking, what comes next for the Soul?
What indeed. It’s a common practice of other brands to tweak body styles and introduce derivatives to name plates. Apparently Kia is “seriously considering” doing the same with the Soul. Car and Driver reports that Kia has poured a two-door Soul into its glass and is mulling it while they decide if it’s palatable. They showed the Track’ster Concept (above), which to us is enough evidence that they could pull off a two-door treatment – Car and Driver calls it the “S’oupe.”
For our part, we would like to see some more power. Drop some extra horsepower into the Soul along with the new seven-speed transmission they teased in Geneva and we bet the hamsters would really spin their wheels. Who knows what they’ll come up with, though. With Kia’s super Souldier doing so well stateside, we’ve got to imagine our market is going to have some pull.
Of course we can’t get enough of the Kia Soul as it is right now, and if you want to know what it’s like for yourself, feel free to stop by Leith Autopark Kia for a talk and a test-drive. We look forward to seeing you.