In the recent past, Kia has been experiencing extraordinary growth, and it has therefore become Kia’s goal to maintain this trend in the coming years. The company plans to roll out a number of updated models and also extend its boundaries by entering new markets. One of the model which is expected to be updated as a 2016 model is Kia Soul. The 2016 Kia Soul is going to be presented as an upgraded version of the current model. Since the current model received massive redesigning, this upcoming car will go through some few touches to upgrade it and improve its performance.
2016 KIA SOUL: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Both its interior and exterior will acquire some changes which will make this coupe’ more lively. Sources indicate that this car will maintain most features which are present in the current one. This new car will maintain the boxy body shape such as the one in the current model. Its front fascia will acquire some few changes to give it an impressive look. Its bumper and grille will be redesigned too in order to improve its looks and to make it more exciting. Kia enthusiast should expect to find new modern lights most probably LED front and rear lights. Besides this the 2016 Kia Soul fog lights and taillights are expected to be redesigned. According to some sneaked information, one most noticeable change in the 2016 Kia Soul is an additional opening of about 2.4 cm on its lift gate, meaning that this car’s cargo space will be increased a bit.
2016 Kia Soul is also expected to come with a number of entertainment features aside from upgrading the ones in the current model. Its infotainment features are will also be top-notch while its navigation display system will be of high quality to ensure superior performance and better functionality. Kia Soul’s previous model won various awards in the auto market, thus the 2016 Kia Soul is expected to carry on with this success. Some soft touch materials will also be used in making the instrumental panels, its center console and the door. Moreover, its seats are expected to be made out of high quality leather with improved back and thigh support.
2016 KIA SOUL: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
2016 Kia Soul is likely to maintain the same engine which runs on the current model. If that is the case, this new car will run on a 2.0-liter 16 valve 4 inline gasoline engine. This engine generates up to 164 horsepower. It is anticipated to come with a six speed automatic transmission. Again, this new model will have a front wheel dive option only. Its fuel economy is also expected to be similar to that of the outgoing model since no changes to the engines are expected so far. This engine is rated at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
2016 Kia Soul: Price, Release Date and Competitors
2016 Kia Soul will be due for release in mid 2015 since no major changes are expected in it. In terms of its price, no official information has been released. However, people expect its price to be similar to that of the outgoing model. If it has to be changed, it will be slightly above the current market price of the present Kia Soul version. 2016 Kia Soul is expected to be a tight competitor to other cars of its category such as the Chrysler PT Cruise, Toyota Scion XD, Nissan Cube and Chevrolet HHR among others.