The once geeky-eyed but winsome Soul is growing up. Now in its third generation, the 2020 Kia Soul gets a cool center visor across its nose, flanked by two strips of Hershey-bar-sized headlamps. The new GT-Line Turbo shown here has a large, aggressive-looking, slightly frowning lower grille and outboard LED fog lamps and daytime running lamps. The new Soul looks like it just got its street smarts.
Built in an all-new platform with stiffer structure, the 2020 Soul is 2.2 inches longer than last year's model and shares its 1.2-inch longer wheelbase with the Hyundai Kona. Although the new Soul is still boxy in back to maximize cargo space, the rearmost roof pillars are less blocky than before with an airplane vertical stabilizer-like design separating them from the roof. Two-tone paint jobs remain available. The 2020 Soul’s vertical boomerang taillamps are now more expressive, curving and extending from the roof pillars to the liftgate. On the top GT-Line turbo model, a pair of center exhaust outlets punctuate the rear fascia in sporty fashion. Upsized 18-inch wheels are available in the 2020 Soul EX, X-Line, and GT-Line trims.