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The Ultimate Guide to Kia Soul Special Edition and Concept Models

Yellow Kia Soul

With a diverse range of models, the ever-evolving Kia is sure to please any driver, especially if you’re in the market for a fun, fuel-efficient, and feisty drive. Stop by your local Kia dealer to discover this exciting lineup of Kia vehicles.

The Beginning

Launched in 2008, the Kia Soul, manufactured in Korea is a compact car modeled after a boar wearing a backpack. Seriously. Senior Designer, Mike Torpey, at Kia Design Center America, designed the Kia Soul to be strong and bold, demonstrating a “rugged personality with attitude.” The Kia Soul was created out of the Kia Design Team’s mantra, “Dynamic Energy, Function, and Strength, in a small footprint.”

That first generation footprint, produced from 2010-2013, quickly evolved to include a range of concept, special, and limited edition models.

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Trail'ster Concept - Miami Kia

2015 Kia Trail’ster Concept: An Off-Road-Ready Soul

Trail'ster Concept - Miami Kia

The Soul has been one of Kia’s most successful models, and it has become a consumer favorite crossover. It’s just different and playful while at the same time being an excellent value.

This year, Kia introduced the Soul EV, an electric version of the car that packs all the same perks as the original and offers an environmentally-friendly option for drivers.

But why stop there when there are possibilities for so many fun versions? At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia brought a variation that many people would definitely like to see in production.

Created at Kia’s design center in Irvine, California, the Trail’ster concept is a Soul for outdoorsy types. It retains the chic presence that makes it such a popular choice for urban living but adds the ability to take things off the pavement as well.

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