• Aug 29, 2008
A glimpse inside the Kia Soul has revealed a lot of black tape and some shiny knobs, but nothing that's any cause for alarm. In fact, if lit properly -- that is, lit cool enough to please the demographic the car is aiming at -- it should be pretty swish inside. The center pod looks to keep things quite simple, but we would like to know what the button-like appendage above the radio screen opens; just a cubby, or navigation? The tape on the top of the dash is hiding quite a few lumps -- we would expect the semicircle up top to be interesting, while the bands over the passenger area are anyone's guess. Also of note: the Soul appears to have an enormous key fob for just two buttons...
[Source: Global Motors]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty, not earth shattering, ho-hum...
      • 6 Years Ago
      A mystery on Autoblog...somewhere else it isn't. Jonathan, please try to research a little bit more...

      Though not that crystal clear, here's 3 pics of an unmasked Soul dash:

      http://www.kia-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/kia-soul-interior-1.jpg

      http://www.kia-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/kia-soul-interior-3.jpg

      http://www.kia-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/kia-soul-interior-4.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, thanks for linking to those!

        That pretty much cinches it -- that center bump on the top of the dash IS a center speaker. Awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome! but the whole car are sooo ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The center console looks like it's sticking it tounge out at you...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I believe the bulge at the top will be for a subwoofer built into the dash - better have some damned good build quality if it is *rattle* *rattle*

      • 6 Years Ago
      that is a center channel, the sub is in the right rear side panel. 8 channel amp with a DVC 8-inch sub.

      Bluetooth, 1/8-inch aux and USB input with steering wheel audio controls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I bet coming up with that headline made you AB guys excited.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, I peed my pants a little.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Im liking this car i just wish it looked better. Teh newest xB looks way way better IMO. This Soul looks too SUV like with its high ride height, front skid plate, and roof racks. Not what this demographic (whoever they really are 20s or 60s) thinks looks cool. It needs to be low to the ground and mean looking. I just wish Toyota made the new xB lighter and gave it the 1.8L. OR that they just put the 3.5L v6 in it an really give it some performance. teh current 2.4 is neither fast nor fuel efficient. it is almost as thirsty as their v6.

      but people will buy this Soul. Teh Cube on the other hand no one will buy once they drive it.