Designed to make the model look more rugged, the package includes piano black paint on the bumpers, wheel arches and side skirts.

A few months ago, a mysterious rendering of an off-road inspired Kia Soul surfaced online and lead to speculation that the company was finally going to offer a rugged all-wheel drive variant. Unfortunately that doesn't appear to be the case as the company has introduced the Soul "SUV Styling Pack" at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Designed to make the model look more rugged, the package includes piano black paint on the bumpers, wheel arches and side skirts. This creates the illusion of plastic body cladding but doesn't provide any of the benefits.

While that's a tad disappointing, the company did confirm the Euro-spec model will go on sale early next year and be offered with the "latest versions" of their 1.6-liter GDI petrol and CRDi diesel engines. Performance specifications will be announced closer to launch, so stay tuned for full details.

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