Kia's Trucklet 'Soulster' Concept Hits Web Before Detroit Show Debut
January 9, 2009
Leaking on to the Web today is an image of Kia's newest concept due out at next week's 2009 Detroit auto show. The two-door Soul-based show car has been unofficially dubbed the 'Soulster' and by the looks of it, takes the four-door people mover's hip theme to a new level.
Starting with the exterior, a variety of LEDs have been added to the rearview mirrors as well as headlights -- a trait most likely found on its taillights as well. A complete overhaul of the Soul's roof and rear section has been made to accommodate the open configuration with roll bar. Bigger Brembo binders can be seen peeking out behind a revised wheel and tire combo. As for the interior and engine bay fun, nothing has been released.
When the official word from Kia gets out, look for our full story on this concept straight from the Motor City. And in the meantime, be sure to check out our complete 2009 Detroit show coverage.