Kia Soul'ster Concept: Fun, Fun, Fun...
by KBB.com Editors | February 6, 2009 8:14 AM
Based on the hip five-door Kia Soul, the Soul'ster Concept jettisons the car's rear bench seat and roof to create the perfect Southern California cruiser. The Soul'ster (in bright Soul'r Yellow) uses the same front-drive platform as the Soul, but its windshield has been shortened and it gains a two-piece manually removable top and functional roll bar. A unique front end features amber backlit headlamps, while cool blue lighting surrounds the side vents, side mirror turn signals and fog/tail lamps. A 19-inch wheel and tire package finishes off the exterior. With an eye on keeping costs low, Kia has created an interior that combines fun with frugality, including flush-folding front passenger and rear seats, crank up windows and big round dash-mounted speakers that can blast tunes loud enough to overpower the rushing wind. Power for the concept comes from either a 120-horsepower 1.6-liter or 140-horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine.