2016 Kia Soul – Turbo, Release Date, Colors, AWD, EV
One of best selling small cars has been presented at the 2015 Chicago auto show. This time, we are talking about the new 2016 Kia Soul.
Improvements and exterior design
For all those who need a functional and fuel efficient vehicle, we can recommend you to read what we have to say about 2016 Kia Soul. It will be offered in following trims: base- the Soul EV-e, the Soul EV and the EV Plus. Speaking of the exterior design, it will keep its well known boxy body shape. However, we can expect some small refinements and improvements. The front end will feature square head lamps and thin grille. On the rear, we will notice slightly refreshed fog lamps. They will be equipped with excellent LED technology. The palette of exterior colors will be expanded and new Kia will get two new colors. Those are: Shadow Black and Bright Silver. Therefore, buyers will be able to choose between six different colors.
Interior design and equipment
When it comes to interior design, we can expect many changes and upgrades. 2016 Kia Soul will get leather upholstery and nice aluminum accents inside the cabin. The steering wheel will be also leather wrapped and heated. The front seats will be heated and ventilated. The standard equipment will be: navigation system, park assist system, side mirrors with turn signals, rear backup camera display, upgraded interior lights etc. Higher trim models will get: front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting and so on.
2016 Kia Soul Powertrain
2016 Kia Soul will be offered with several types of engine. The one is a 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI engine. It will be capable of making 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged engine. It will be able to produce 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The power will be sent to front wheels. However, new Kia will now be offered as AWD as well. It will also be offered with an electric version.
Release date and price
2016 Kia Soul should probably appear on the market in fall. Its starting price should be around $31,950 and it will go up to $35,950 and even more. This will depend on trim level and equipment.
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