The Soul has genuinely been a rigid seller, a build cite ambassador, as well as a visual example for Kia, nonetheless equally the introduce model has genuinely continued, the numbers need maintain genuinely dipped. In 2016, the companionship moved 145,000 of the softly geometric runabouts, a publish that reduced yesteryear 30,000 for the ’17 model twelvemonth inwards a to a greater extent than pregnant decrease than the industry-wide disintegration of sales inwards the exact same duration. We ‘d similar to blame the absence of an au courant Hamstar Edition, nonetheless the truth is that the introduce Soul is aging– a physical care for sped upwardly yesteryear the arrival of lots of novel rivals inwards its section. As much equally Kia would need maintain you lot recall that the novel Stinger sport tourer is its icon leader, inwards the meantime, that championship soundless comes from the fun-signifying Soul. Making the adjacent model a lot to a greater extent than enticing to clients is critical.
2019 Kia Soul Platform
The 2019 Kia Soul volition portion a platform amongst the soon-to-arrive Hyundai Kona as well as the Kia Stonic. The latter, similar other B-segment utelets, provides a to a greater extent than traditional need maintain on the department than the upright Soul, nonetheless we, similar Hyundai-Kia, figure that volition non thing much. With Scion as well as its xB having genuinely gone the method of the dodo, as well as Nissan’s Cube got rid of to some Picassofied unbalanced limbo, at that spot are nonetheless ii alternatives for those who jones for a Soul-like things: the Soul as well as the airier (within), to a greater extent than gelatinous (outdoors) Fiat 500L, as well as we’re sorry nosotros raised the latter.
2019 Kia Soul Powertrain
Kia presently provides a naturally aspirated 130-hp 1.6-liter inline-four, a 2.0-liter 4 draining 161 Equus caballus power, as well as a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4 helpful for 201 Equus caballus power, along amongst the electrical Soul EV. Considered that Hyundai is prepping an electrical variation of the Kona, the Soul EV’s ongoing presence is practically ensured. The internal-combustion powertrains are where things larn fascinating. Sources recommend that, piece the Kona/Stonic volition furnish a mechanical AWD system, the Soul powerfulness characteristic raise wheels driven yesteryear agency of electrical motor. It powerfulness endure comparable to what Kia used inwards the Trail’ ster regard auto it showed inwards 2015, as well as would propose including a hybrid or plug-in hybrid variation to the range.
Hyundai’s Kona volition present upwardly amongst your pick of a 2.0-liter inline-four or a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4, as well as equally such, nosotros anticipate the Soul to hang onto its 2.0 as well as 1.6 turbo. Kia volition wishing the base of operations Soul to rest competitively priced, which probable demands the retentiveness of the naturally aspirated 1.6 at the bottom of the line. We would non endure amazed to come across the six-speed automated perish along its pairing amongst the naturally aspirated engines, piece the 1.6 turbo is a lock for the dual-clutch organization that is presently discovered inwards the Soul Turbo. The schedule of a manual transmission on the adjacent Soul is something of an opened upwardly concern, nonetheless nosotros ‘d a minimum of anticipate it to endure readily available on the 1.6.
2019 Kia Soul Estimated Arrival as well as Price
We aspect that the 2019 Kia Soul volition build its launching at the Los Angeles auto present belatedly this twelvemonth as well as become on sale correct after. We create non anticipate the Soul’s base of operations charge per unit of measurement to movement much at all. The introduce auto begins at $17,095.