• Jun 12, 2009
Kia Denim Soul – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're clearly fans of the Kia Soul, in case you couldn't tell after reading our recent reviews of the Korean brand's new urban road warrior. One of our few gripes is that we can't order a Soul with as many cool features and accessories as you can in Europe. That may soon change as our recent trip to Seattle to drive the new Forte sedan (review coming soon) revealed.

Quietly on display was this special edition Soul, which we have confirmed will be called the Denim Soul and arrive at a dealer near you soon. We have no other details because Kia isn't talking, but you can tell from our gallery that this aesthetic package will certainly set your Soul apart. From its white wheels to the split stripe, this Soul has a little something extra. And while we didn't see the interior, we're almost certain it's called the Denim Soul because that's what Kia named this shade of blue, not because the seat upholstery is made of hard-wearing Levis like a certain AMC we remember. We'll let you know more and soon as Kia opens up with official info.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I worked for an AMC/JEEP/Renault (and more....) dealership. Remember the Denim/Jean interiors.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Having been a kid in the 70's, my then best friend's dad had a Levi's edition of the AMC Gremlin. I thought it was the coolest car, perhaps it's the one that got me hooked on hatchbacks. So, KIA is not really doing anything new here, they're just using stuff from the past.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hahaha Right on, i'm there. Love the soul.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it would be awesome if the interior was upholstered with denim. Not sure how well it would hold up though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Flashbacks of the old AMC Pacer Levi's Edition... MAKE IT STOP!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        What about the VW Beetle Jeans Edition.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm liking this little buggy more and more every day and every time I see one (which is often here in So Cal)
      • 5 Years Ago
      What day of the week and at what time did you find a Seattle that wasn't choked with traffic?

      • 5 Years Ago
      The car is and aerodynamic cripple and at real highway speeds (read in Europe) the lat straight rear acts as an aerodynamic brake - noise is more than considerable and fuel economy goes south.

      Still, great looking car if you're a geeky urbanite.
      • 5 Years Ago
      well it's obvious to see who wears the pants in the lineup.....

      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw one of those on the road today. I think that it's quite good looking compared to the current XB and Cube.
      Jim
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the quirky looks of the vehicle. I do not like this color though. I like it most in that alien green color.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still.

      Ug.

      Ly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If it were a GM or Chrysler product, they would be 180 degrees south from the praise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. I saw one of these on the street the other day. The backside and rear 3/4 view is atrocious. Not sure why the auto press considers it such a looker. But as I recall, it took the press a while to point out the hideousness of the Aztek as well. If this were a GM or a Chrysler, I hypothesize we'd be hearing a lot about how aesthetically challenged the poor soul is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So are they going to be taking a page from Scion and offering their version of Release Series vehicles? Hard to say yet I guess, but if they start with this one and go from here... maybe.

      I'd be curious to see the full rundown on this though...
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