Compared to the current model, the new Soul features a new treatment of the distinctive rear volume as well as new, sleeker headlights.
The flanks have a sharp character line that originates from the hood and runs along the car, fading out in the tail lights area, and replaces the previous feature line that followed the DLO contour.
The new generation will have more onboard technology, available advanced driver assistance systems, increased cargo room and a new variant – the ruggedly styled X-Line – which will join the LX, EX, S, and GT-Line models, along with the all-electric EV1.
The Soul is set to go on sale in the U.S. in the first half of 2019.
Gasoline-powered versions will be offered with either a normally aspirated 2.0-liter or 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can be mated to an available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.