2016 Kia Soul release date, price, changes, specs

2016 Kia Soul release date, price, changes, specs

Having in mind that the current model of the Kia Soul came only 2 years ago, the new 2016 Kia Soul is not expected to be presented with some major changes. It will suffer some slight refreshing, which will bring it closer to the current design style of the rest of the Kia’s model lineup. These changes will include a more modern design, slightly restyled interior, and upgrades in the engine department. All in all, Kia hopes that the new Kia Soul 2016 will bring some new customers and raise the sale results.

2016 Kia Soul changes

As we already mentioned, the outside look of the new Kia Soul 2016 will only receive some small changes. The previous model was offered with LED powered headlights as optional, and the new model will come with these as standard. The rest of the changes include the availability of the panoramic roof in all trim levels, as optional of course, and the redesigned back bumper for the top trim level, which now features two exhaust tips peaking from it. Basically, that is all, as far as the exterior upgrades are concerned.

When taking a look at the cabin of the new Soul mode, you will notice, that unlike the exterior, the new interior offers a great deal of new features, which will hopefully attract more customers. The 2016 Kia Soul will be offered with a cabin that is made with higher quality materials than the previous model, and the seats will this time come with the upgraded lateral support and leather upholstery for the higher trim levels, while the instrument cluster will come with a more modern and cleaner looking design. As for the rest of the changes, the buyers will get Bluetooth and USB connectivity as standard, while the optional equipment will include the SAT/NAV system, a wide range of safety features, and an automatic parking system.

New Kia Soul 2016 specs

Under the hood of the new Kia Soul 2016 you will find a lineup that offers 3 different power units. The base model will be equipped with the 1.6 l petrol engine, which will be capable of delivering up to 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. As for the higher level model, it will have an improved 2.0 l inline-4 petrol engine, and it will be capable of pumping out as much as 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the transmission, base unit will be teaming up with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox, or the optional 6-speed automatic one. Bigger engine comes only paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Soul EV comes with same powertrain as before. It features 27 kWh Lithium Ion Polymer batteries for 93 miles of range.

2016 Kia Soul price and release date

The price of the base model of the 2016 Kia Soul will be around $16,000, while the top trim level will come with a price of around $30,000. The new model will be available next summer. Honda Element, Nissan Cube, Scion xB and Fiat 500L will be main boxy wagon competitors to the new Kia Soul 2016.

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