Thinner, higher grille and enlarged lower-air intake key differences between second-gen (left) and first-gen Souls.
Soul now comes with larger touchscreen, too big to fit in first-gen's oval-shaped center stack.
Liftgate opening now couple inches wider to accommodate bigger items in cargo area.
New (left) and old Soul from back. Taller, wider taillights and black horizontal strip give cute car some edge.
Leather-look soft-touch material replaces cube-patterned hard-plastic instrument panel and upper door trim of first-gen Soul.
As with outgoing generation, Soul gets either 1.6L or 2.0L 4-cyl. engine but gasoline direct injection new for both.
Panoramic sunroof part of $3,000 Primo package on Soul+ or $2,600 Sun & Sound package on Soul!.
Ring around shifter, uniquely located start button and round speaker grates part of circle theme inside Soul.
Kia's second iteration of the Soul gets subtle exterior changes but an all-new interior, with soft-touch materials replacing hard-plastic trim. (See related story: Kia Soul Still Rolls Thanks to Subtle Updates.)
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