The Soul'ster debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It's a small-footprint, front-wheel drive two-door garden truck derived from Kia's new 2010 Soul, a car-based compact four-door crossover powered by either a 1.6- or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
We spoke with Kia senior executive vice president and chief design officer Peter Schreyer and Soul'ster lead designer Tom Kearns at NAIAS. Schreyer told PickupTrucks.com "we’d be very happy if we could build it" depending on attendee and media feedback to the Soul'ster.
Since Kia's listening, we think it's quite a nifty little truck.