After the last redesign which happened in 2012 Kia decided to improve its great Soul model once again. We are talking about the redesigned 2016 Kia Soul.
Exterior and interior changes
This great Kia’s model has been firs revealed in 2008, and like we have already said, its last redesign it has suffered in 2012. This year new 2016 Kia Soul comes with the whole redesign. By this we mean the redesign of exterior and interior as well as the redesign under the hood of the vehicle. New Soul will be available in three trim levels: Base Kia Soul, Kia Soul + and Kia Soul. As far as the exterior of the car is concerned it will keep the same lines as its predecessor, but the weight and front end of the vehicle will be changed. In order to improve general performances and fuel efficiency of the vehicle Kia’s engineers decided to reduce its weight. This has been achieved by the use of lightweight materials like aluminum and chrome. Interior of the new model will come improved as well. Its cabin will be made of the highest quality materials like soft plastics, leather and many more. Also, the new 2016 Kia Soul will be improved with the latest standard and safety features.
2016 Kia Soul powertrain
Major changes this vehicle has suffered have happened under its hood. As the base engine option there will be a 1.6-liter turbocharged Gamma GDI engine. This power unit is capable to deliver 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque, and it comes matted to a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. As the second engine option we will see a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. This engine is capable to produce 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Transmission will be the same as the one in the base engine. Base trim will come with FWD as standard and AWD as optional.
Release date and price
The new 2016 Kia Soul will be revealed by the end of this year. Price for the base model is starting at $15,690.