Halloween is still several months away, but Kia decided to give its fourth (and possibly final) special-edition Soul a spooky touch, dubbing the finished product the 2010 Soul Ghost.
Along with a semi-redundant name, the Soul Ghost -- like the Soul Ignition, Soul Denim, and Soul Shadow Dragon before it -- receives a few cosmetic touches to set it apart from the standard production model. All Ghost models receive a unique gray-blue paint, which is accented by a thick gray stripe that starts at the top of each headlamp, runs along the car’s shoulder lines, and wraps around the window frame in the C-pillar.
Like the last three boutique Soul models, the Ghost is largely a gussied up Soul + model, and is equipped with the audio upgrade package (which adds a subwoofer, external amplifier, and those nifty flashing speaker lights), fog lamps, a body kit and roof spoiler, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Kia notes the Soul Ghost is the second Soul to receive black leather seating surfaces (the Shadow Dragon was the first), but it also utilizes the same black 18-inch aluminum wheels found on the Ignition and Shadow Dragon models.
As manual transmission models start at $20,185 (including $495 in destination charges), the Soul Ghost is the most expensive of the four special edition models. Look for it to haunt a Kia showroom near you shortly.