In the cabin it is expected new better upholstery.
KIA continues to work on the new third generation of the popular Soul models. It is possible that her public debut could take place at the upcoming motor show in Los Angeles, and production will begin in mid-2019.
In appearance from the previous generation car will feature a completely new head optics, including new headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lights. Will be a redesigned front bumper and grille, which in the turbo version will get a mesh-like structure, and the rear lights will take the form of boomerangs.
In the cabin it is expected that new higher quality trim, including inserts in the door cards with geometric patterns, jewel-like, a new leather steering wheel, digital instrument panel and new infotainment system.
Soul of the third generation built on the platform of the B-SUV joint development of Hyundai and KIA, which allows you to get much more stiffness. Also Soul will be available with all-wheel drive system from the model Hyundai Kona.
Under the hood of the Soul will remain the same powerplant of 1.6 and 2 liters. The base will be a 1.6-liter motor 124 or 132 horsepower, he will have sorbirovannoe to 200 horses top version. 2-liter engine is now available with a capacity of 150 HP powerplant with 6-speed mechanics or 6-speed automatic.
But the main news will be the all-electric version of the Soul, which will have a significant increase in the range of mileage. It is reported that Soul will be equipped with the same 64 kW battery, and the larger Hyundai Kona. This will raise the mileage on a single charge with 180 kilometers in the current version of the Soul EV to about 480 kilometers.