The Kia Soul is one of the most successful vehicles in 2017. Practical and functional, it stole the hearts of fans. Now, the new model is on the way. The 2019 Kia Soul is going to continue to use same drivetrains, but specs are on the higher level. Similar drive systems will be present again.
On the other hand, refresh in styling adds few new colors. Nevertheless, we are sure that the black model will be the most elegant in the future. There will be more accessories inside the cabin. You can also expect a lot of novelties inside the interior. With all these updates, 2019 Soul is going to compete Mazda CX-3 and Jeep Renegade in subcompact segment of crossover class.
2019 Kia Soul Specs and Performance
The 2019 Kia Soul is going to keep at least two from three of the current engines. The base unit is powered again with a 1.6-l inline-four drivetrain. This unit is capable to deliver 130 hp on current Soul, but a model for 2019 will add few more horses. Torque raises above the existing 118 lb-ft.
Power goes to 6-speed transmission box, and it is up to buyers if they want it in automatic or manual mode. The crossover will be capable to reach 60 mph in 9 seconds, while its mileage numbers improve. Now, we are going to see new Kia Soul deliver 29 or 30 mpg combined.
The Base model is good as a fuel-friendly and family car. On the other hand, whoever wants to add some power to this boxy SUV, there is turbo Soul. Specs for this version is significantly different. Energy comes from a 2.0-l four-cylinder drivetrain with a turbocharger. This combo is going to be good for 170 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque for upcoming crossover. These are very high numbers for subcompact class.
Intercooled 1.6-l displacement is not certain yet to return for 2019 season. This version tops the current lineup, with 200 horsepower rating. Turbo edition gets the special gearbox – a 7-speed dual-clutch. This transmission has manual shifting mode.
2019 Kia Soul All Electric EV Car
The versatility of the 2019 Kia Soul is getting a boost with new EV model on the way. This crossover will get the all-electric power supply. Nevertheless, numbers about this version are not available yet. But, with new improvements, EV could go over 100 miles of range. Also, its charging is cut from current 5 hours. Electric batteries pair 110 hp motor.
2019 Kia Soul Price and Release date
With so many options, the price of the 2019 Kia Soul will vary. Base models are going to be available from $17,000. However, there are some options even for entry-level crossover. All-wheel drive is slightly expensive. Turbo version starts from $24,000 and top of the class models reach $29,000. The EV model is the most expensive model in the lineup, with a price near $35,000.
When is the release date of 2019 Soul?
New Soul is coming very soon. The Base unit could be introduced early in 2018, and other models will be presented after the first crossover hits the road.