2020 Kia Soul: exterior, interior, engines and all we know about the new
The third-generation Kia soul: photo rendering and technical data
Kia Soul is now strongly associated with hamsters, hamsters and evoke associations with the Kia Soul. Sturdily built subcompact crossover Kia has gathered many loyal fans. Will we see radical changes with the arrival of the brand new third generation model looming on the horizon? Let’s look at a hypothetical work done, looking at the rendering photos Soul 2020 model year.
Let’s dig in further and illustrative look at what you can expect from the rival Korean – Hyundai Kona.
The fun continues with the Kia Soul 2020
What is immediately clear is the fact that the quadratic design model brand Soul remains in its rightful place, having some stylistic additions that will make the appearance of the Soul more strict, less cartoonish, and therefore attractive for a wide range of motorists.
While the roof line looks to the camouflaged prototype is identical to what we see on today’s models, the usual large “lights-eyes” will be replaced by separate items of head light of headlights. Thin turn signals and led daytime running lights set above the grille, but the main blocks of the “night light” (headlamp low beam), on the contrary moved down to the bumper where the current “Saul” was usually fog lamps.
In line will all-electric version of the new model Soul (pictured above). In the model, the implemented unique style of the front of the car, while a more sporting version of the “Turbo” will get a mesh grille and exhaust ports with a Central mount in the middle of the rear bumper.
The rear portion of the small crossover received a special “carved” pillar and vertical led taillights in the shape of a boomerang, which descend from the roof to the back door.
The interior will be roomier, with more high-quality touches such as new door cards with complex geometric patterns (possibly Korean designers stole the idea from his Japanese colleagues, with their flagship Lexus LS), black and aluminium inserts on the leather steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and head-up display.
Moving away from the current trend abandoned on top of the torpedo tablet infotainment screens, Soul got a touch screen, located in the old, below the center vents. The shift lever is in a traditional style gave way to the rotary disk with key “Start-Stop” system, Parking assistance, heated seats and the selector of modes of motion, is also in the same cluster.
“Under the skin” updated hamster
It is expected that the Soul will fully share the platform of the B-SUV Hyundai/Kia, which portends a greater rigidity of the body torsion, improved handling and better ride quality. A significant part of the architecture body consists of elements made of high-strength steel hot forming (AHSS), which will increase the resistance and endurance of the structure.
All-wheel drive system for Kia soul, again, is borrowed from a recent new Hyundai models Kona. In General, from Kailua-Kona on the new Soul will be applied to many different elements. Mutually beneficial symbiosis of two car manufacturers. This transmission is likely to be mechanical in nature, unlike the rear-drive Kia Trail ster Concept on which you installed the motor.
Electric motors and internal combustion for the Kia Soul
In the third generation of the model will be mainly applied to a variety of four-cylinder of 1.6 – and 2.0-liter blocks. The last option will be aspirated motor and will be presented as an offer of initial level, while the 1.6 liter engine will get turbocharged with maximum power of 200 horsepower. It is expected that the basic two-liter engine will be offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.6-liter will be paired with seven-speed unit with double clutch.
However, the biggest news is an all-electric variant of Kia Soul. Photospin has managed to make photos of the interior, fixing the readings of the range battery. They show us that the electric version can be moved to a distance of 437 km on a single charge with the current battery charge 92%.
The total distance can exceed 480 km, which not only improves the electric Soul EV first generation (current) for 180 km, but even exceeds the capabilities of Hyundai’s electric Kona with its 415 km. the Latter uses 64 kWh Li-ion battery.
Rivals Korean “hamster”
He will compete with such major rivals as the Jeep Renegade, Nissan Kicks, Ford EcoSport, Toyota C-HR Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax are just some of them. As you can see, the guys are gathered here serious.
Time the launch of a series
New Soul of the third generation could debut late next month at the motor show in Los Angeles. If it happens, expect that sales will start around the middle of next year, including ours. Recall that in Russia the second-generation model will cost from 950 thousand, a maximum of up to 1.4 million rubles.