The automobile concepts are changing and the 2018 KIA Soul is the perfect example in this regard. The 2014 model of KIA Soul belonged to the 2nd generation. The 2018 KIA Soul will have some redesigns and facelifts from the 2014 model, making it more attractive and appealing. The changes have been made in the exterior as well as the interior for the betterment.
2018 KIA Soul – Attractive Small Sized Crossover
It is needless to say that the small sized crossover looks fabulously styled, giving the vehicle an extremely smart appearance. The grille on the front fascia needs special mention as we get to see a horizontally split grille right from the center. The KIA logo is placed right in the center of the front fascia above the upper grille part. The fake air vents that were present in the previous model are no more present in the new one. The headlights are strong and bold and right on the face. The overall shape of the small crossover has been revamped, making it more stylish and chic. The rear side of the vehicle does not see major changes including the taillights.
After the exterior, it is time for the interior of the 2018 KIA Soul, which seems to be pretty smooth and decent. There are seats in rows and the last row can be folded for making extra luggage space. The high-quality premium materials are used in the making of the seats for comfortable traveling. Other prominent interior features include ambient lights, speaker lights, UVO infotainment, Infinity stereo systems, touch display, voice command menu etc.
All modern safety and security features are present for optimal protection and safety. Some of the features include safety belts, airbags, rearview camera, auto parking aid sensors etc.
Engine Options and Transmission
There are two engine variants present in KIA Soul. In fact, the various trims have different engines. The base model of the vehicle comes with a 1.6-liter unit offering 130 HP of energy and 118 lbs-feet of torque. The higher trims come with 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, which has the capacity of producing 161HP of energy and 151 lbs-feet of torque. The first engine variant is coupled to 6-speed manual transmission, while the latter is paired to 6-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing and Availability
The best thing about 2018 KIA Soul is its highly affordable pricing. The base model of the car is expected to be hovering $17,000 and $33,000 for KIA EV. It is expected that the 2018 KIA Soul will be available in the market by the end of 2017 or latest by 2018.
Summing it up
The new model is a small crossover, which is expected to do great business across the world once it is launched. This vehicle will compete with the likes of Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Nissan Maxima and similar vehicles.