[Video] South Korean version of the Kia Soul packs mid life cycle refresh image

The quirky urban crossover from Kia has been granted a new lease of life in its domestic market thanks to a recent facelift, which brings about cosmetic tweaks and other tricks.

The front and back bumpers feature a slightly different design, and we also paid attention and noticed the new HID headlamps with modified LED daytime running lights. At the back the LED taillight graphics have also received a subtle nip and tuck to compliment the new bumper which has minor cosmetics applied. Because a facelift is nothing without new alloys, there’s a couple of fresh sets of the 18-inch designation and even an optional Style Up package to further set things apart.

[Video] South Korean version of the Kia Soul packs mid life cycle refresh 0

The changes are more or less minor when it comes to the interior, but as far as we can tell the KDM-spec Soul will be offered with new trim options as well as a new two-tone brown finish. Since these modifications are more or less subtle, we’re expecting the 2017 model year Soul in US and European configurations to carry them over. In the US Kia has already hinted the Soul will pack a new turbocharged version – the safe bet is on the 1.6-liter from the Forte5 with 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 195 pound-feet (264 Newton-meters) of torque.