If you’re in a market for small, practical and great vehicle for every day city drive, then you show check the brand new 2016 Kia Soul.
Design of exterior and improvements
2016 Kia Soul will be refreshed in many segments. It will come with stylish exterior, improved interior and new infotainment systems. It will definitively draw huge attention worldwide because of its functionality and flexibility. It will fit any urban environment. When it comes to exterior design, new Kia won’t differ much from the first generation model. It will maintain its well know boxy look, but it will undergo small refreshments all over the body. We can say that it will look a bit sportier than before. Its proportions will stay pretty much the same. It is said that new Kia will ride on all-new platform. The front and rear end will be slightly revised. The grille will be smaller and thin. Headlamps will get great LED lighting. The tail lamps will be large and slightly refreshed too. 2016 Kia Soul will ride on 17-inch alloys, but it will also be offered with 18-inch black-spoke alloy wheels.
2016 Kia Soul interior and features
The interior of 2016 Kia Soul will be revised as well and stylish. The cabin will be improved with soft touch materials. The seats will be covered with quality leather and will be comfortable. Everything inside is perfectly proportioned so the cabin is sufficiently spacious for all the passengers. As for the equipment, it will come standard with tilt/telescoping steering wheel, sound system with six speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB, Bluetooth etc. As for the safety, it will be provided with six airbags, stability control, Brake Assist, Anti-lock braking etc.
Engine and horsepower
Under the hood of 2016 Kia Soul will be placed two types of engine. One is a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine. It will be able to deliver 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and automatic will be an option. The other is a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine with direct injection. This one will produce 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. As for the fuel efficiency, the first engine is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The second is rated at 23/31mpg in the city/highway drive. It is also said that it will appear with electric version, but it is not yet confirmed.
Release date and price
2016 Kia Soul should hit the market later this year. As for the price, it is estimated to be around $16,000 for the base model.