• Aug 27, 2008
Click above to see the Kia Soul in a kaleidoscope of colors

We've seen plenty early pictures of the upcoming Kia Soul, but only a few in any of the available production colors. No longer. Kia-World has managed to snag what appears to be some leaked official shots of the upcoming mini 'ute in all its production hues. We think there's a good chance that the Soul will fill a boxy void left when the last-gen Scion xB was lost as Toyota's entry-level brand went upmarket. Take a gander at the gallery below as Kia bares its Soul in Green Tea Latte, Cocktail Orange, Java Brown, Tomato Red, Moonlight Blue, Black Soul, and Clear White. Also available, though not officially shown as of yet, will be Blue Stone, Titanium Silver, Vanilla Shake and Bright Silver. That's a lot of choices, which is a good thing since buyers in this segment historically like to individualize their whips. The production model should debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and go on sale in the U.S. next April in all of its technicolor glory.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh. Looking forward to a Nissan Cube myself!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "comes in a rainbow of colors"

      Scion, let that be a lesson to you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd have to disagree. I'm indifferent to the xB, but this thing - paint it whatever color you want - still looks like it came straight out of 1993.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Care to reference some car from 1993 that looks anything like this?
      • 6 Years Ago
      this looks more like an xD competitor than the xB. and the xB looks better by far , of course I'm not the demographic they are after...

      but the Toyion center stack stinks
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope kia sells a ton too much cooler looking then the xb. love the brown.... but I cant help but think "suzuki samurai" hope this is boatloads better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, the Soul won't flip over at the drop of a hat, so that's already an improvement!

        I agree that it looks great in brown. A LOT of cars would look great in brown -- I think we're gonna see that become a more popular color in the next few years.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well done, Kia. You impress deeper every season. Can't wait to meet Soul in person.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish more cars had color choices like this. The world would be a little happier if mainstream autos came in colors other than Oatmeal, Plain Yogurt, Anonymous Silver, and Just Plain Black.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You don't really need to exaggerate. Quite often you have three choices of silver, a grey, and black. White if you're lucky. "Antique gold" if you're a grandparent.

        Very occasionally, if the car's a touch sporty, you get red. Maybe yellow. Not often blue (especially if one of the silver choices is blue-ish).

        What's amusing is that manufacturers used to offer new colors every year, approaching 20 choices in some years.

        It's a sign of the endemic lack of creativity in car design. Economies of scale should produce more variety, not less. And yet, everything's gravitating toward a silver blob with five spoke 18" wheels and silly slits for headlights.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Liking the brown! This is a cool vehicle in a quirky sort of way.
      angela
      • 6 Years Ago
      kia's suck in any color.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a nice looking vehicle and much better looking than the hideous new xB.

      I hope Kia sells a ton of 'em.
        • 6 Years Ago
        For some reason, I think the xB looks better, but I still hope kia sells a lot. I also hope they have a lot of accessories...like a package that will make it look like the Soul Burner. That was sick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This reminds me a lot of the present Škoda Fabia and maybe just a little of the Roomster.
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