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Last year at the Paris Motor Show, Kia showed off a version of the Soul mini CUV that was equipped with a transparent hood and floorpan so show-goers could see the inner-working of the Korean automaker's hybrid drivetrain. At that time, the hybrid Soul wasn't yet in its final form. That all seems to have been rectified based on these spy shots of what appears to be a production-ready a Soul Hybrid, which were reportedly snapped ahead of the official start of the Shanghai Motor Show.

The story that accompanies these photos is woefully short on any actual data about the car, but the concept in Paris was equipped with a 1.6L four cylinder engine mated up with a 15kW electric motor. The dual powerplans send their horses through a CVT transmission to the front wheels to offer up an estimated 48 miles per gallon and CO2 emissions of just 117 g/km.


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