Already presented at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and at the Frankfurt Motor Show, new 2017 Kia Sportage Soul will be improved in every segment.
Improvements and design of interior
The brand new 2017 Kia Sportage Soul will appear with new handsome styling, better safety and infotainment features. It will show better performance as well. As for the dimensions, it will be slightly larger than its predecessor. It will be longer for around 1.6 inches and the width will stay the same. This will slightly improve interior space providing a bit more headroom and knee room. When it comes to exterior design, new Kia will look attractive and modern. Changes will be visible both on rear and front end of the vehicle. The front fascia will look taller now. It will get revised larger grille and new LED headlamps. Air intakes will be a bit lower. The rear and fog lights will be also equipped with LED lighting. Rear bumper will be nicely redesigned too. It will get bigger wheels and those will be in a size of 19 inches.
Design of interior and equipment
Inside, 2017 Kia Sportage Soul will be also refreshed. It will get more quality materials and modern tech features. The cabin will be comfortable and nicely designed. Higher trim levels will get leather upholstery and stitched dash trim. As for the equipment, it will get Bluetooth, sound system with six speakers, color touch screen etc. As for the safety, it will get forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera and blind-spot monitors.
2017 Kia Sportage Soul engine
It is still unknown that engine could power the new 2017 Kia Sportage Soul. Latest rumors say that it will be a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine. This engine will be able to make 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It could also be offered with a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbo engine. This one will produce 241 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, it will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Release date and price
2017 Kia Sportage Soul should hit the market sometime during 2016. When it comes to pricing, we expect it to be around $23,000 for the base model.