Design & Technology / Product
Interior innovation October 27th, 2008
By Kia Design Center
Innovation is one of the key qualities that designers at the Kia Design Center constantly seek. Their focus on innovative design has been reflected on some of the interior features of the Soul.
Sound volume reflecting speaker lamp
A standout feature in Soul’s interior is sound-sensitive mood lighting. Mood lighting had been proposed in the very first concept sketch. That was spiced up with the addition of sound control. The speaker system comes with LED lighting that pulses with the music, a notion that will surely appeal to the younger generation who enjoy music and clubbing. At Kia, application of new technology is just as important as design.
A look into the fashion trends among the young reveals lots of interesting points. Often, simple colors on the surface reveal bold hues and dazzling patterns underneath. With that in mind, striking colors were used for the inside of the glove compartment and lid cover. In that way, a “surprising image” was created in what could have been a relatively plain cabin.
Black Soul glow seats
The seats and floor mats are lined with fluorescent material to make them glow in the dark. This feature is designed to please those of you looking for something just that little bit different.