2016 Kia Soul – Release Date, Colors, Turbo, AWD, EV

New 2016 Kia Soul is coming with a lot of improvements including the all-wheel drive option. This compact car will be a perfect choice for city driving.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR

This generation of Soul is coming with a mid-cycle facelift. New model will have a modern and refreshed design and will come with some nice style updates. It will keep its recognizable box shape. Some of the changes that will be visible on the exterior will include a redesigned bumper and a pair of new LED headlights that give the vehicle an interesting and stylish appearance. Taillights and fog lights will also undergo some smaller changes. Even though the new 2016 Kia Soul is considered a small city car, it will still provide a high level of comfort. New model will be able accommodate up to five passengers. The cabin will be equipped with recycled materials such as bio fabric, foam and plastic while the leather trim will also be offered. Kia will incorporate a lot of great technological features that will be improved from the previous generation of this model.

2016 Kia Soul front view

2016 KIA SOUL ENGINE

New model will come with few engine options. The base engine will be a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine that will be able to produce around 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. The second option will be a stronger 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylider engine that will deliver up to 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Both of these units will come with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system. Next to the standard front-wheel drive, there will be an all-wheel drive option as well. This is the first time that Kia will offer this drive system on this model. Kia will also offer an electric version of the new 2016 Kia Soul that will be capable of delivering around 110 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Kia Soul interior

RELEASE DATE AND EXPECTED PRICE

Kia has not yet announced the official release date of the new 2016 Kia Soul, but we will most likely see this great hatchback on the market at the end of 2015 or at the beginning of 2016. The price is expected to be in the range from $30,000 to $33,000.

2016 Kia Soul back view

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