In 2019-2020, the South Korean automaker is preparing to update the model Kia Soul. Currently, pre-production sample passes the test runs on public roads and ruthless test stands. Guide automaker, primarily wants to maintain the current level of sales. Compact urban crossover have tried as much as possible at minimum cost to upgrade and maintain the value of the previous generation.
The inimitable exterior
Outside unique crossover. New Kia Soul 2019-2020 retained the characteristic recognizable features: angular silhouette, flat, lowers towards the stern, the roof, windscreen and extensive square stern. Spot reconstruction performed on the basis of the concept of architecture Trailster- 2019-2020. The crossover has received new bumpers, air intakes and modern attractive lamps unusual design. Frame doors are made deliberately straightforward. Wheel arches slightly increased. Facing the radiator is a narrow slit that connects the lens unit.
The originality of the design of this model is also the fact that the concept of the layout of optics “Ice Cube” will be implemented not fog lamps and it is in the head optics. Fully LED lights fodder in the form of huge C-shaped arcs, extending over the entire height of the rear racks. But round the rear fog lights on the front differ only in color. As it is a reputable brand for a new model line designed wheels with the original pattern. Maximum equipment includes 18-inch wheels and xenon optics.
Comfortable and spacious
South Korean engineers have thoroughly worked on the interior of the new Kia Soul in 2019-2020. Interior is made in family style and is different from other models of the Kia. Used finishing materials with original properties. The visor of the cockpit and center console are made of soft plastic, creating a cozy intimate atmosphere. The interior space is arranged ergonomically exclusively. At the disposal of the driver and passengers plenty of pockets and a handy shelf. The dashboard is available in two versions: standard equipped with analog instruments in top versions have a 4.3-inch screen trip computer.
The control unit air conditioning system and an 8-inch media system framed by a black lacquered frame. Front seats original architecture acquired a pronounced lateral support and a wide range of adjustments. The rear seats are visually formatted for two passengers, although the sofa is designed for three. The basic package includes the engine start button, cruise control, climate control, panoramic sunroof, a complex exchange rate stability, an assistant during emergency braking assistance system at the start of the hill.
Optional will be offered roof rails, keyless access to the salon, parking sensors, a complex of semi-automatic driving an active control system, a cooled glove compartment, as well as the function of head optics “Escort” (off light with delay after closing the locks).
Dimensions Kia Soul 2019-2020:
- Length – 4138 mm.
- Width – 1800 mm.
- Height – 1593 mm.
- Ground clearance – 160 mm.
- Wheelbase – 2570 mm.
- The curb weight is standard – 1282 kg.
Standard R16 wheels, tire size – 205/60. Body of two minivan. Number of doors – five, the number of seats – five.
Engines and Transmission
In 2019-2020, the arsenal of conventional powertrain Kia Soul of 1, 6 l added a new two-liter engine. A total of four engines:
- MPI petrol engine capacity of 125 hp and torque of 155 Nm;
- gasoline turbo engine with direct injection GDI output of 135 hp and torque of 163 Nm;
- VGT diesel engine with 130 hp, torque of 260 Nm;
- turbocharged petrol engine – 2 l, capacity of 165 hp, 205 Nm of torque.
Engineers managed to slightly improve the performance of engines. At 10% reduced fuel consumption. Improve the performance dynamics. MPI motor accelerates the car up to a hundred in less than 11 seconds. With the engines are aggregated six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Transmission FWD. chassis design has remained the same: Front McPherson type, rear independent multi-link. Taking into account the operating experience changed the suspension settings – the car has become more predictable at high speeds.