2020 new Kia Soul presented at the “Los Angeles auto show”
The third-generation Kia soul remains the same, has been completely changed
Kia Soul latest, the newest, third-generation has just been presented at the auto show in Los Angeles. Despite the fact that the model has not changed its overall shape, remaining identical to its predecessor, it has undergone many significant changes that will change your idea of compote mini-SUV.
New Soul 2020, though, and takes again a favorite with many motorists its square silhouette, but paired with its multiple new elements of updated looks, most of which were added in the front, the novelty is played again, with new colors. For example, the main new elements began appearing stylish slim headlamps, a new wide filesresearch radiator in black color and an updated daytime running lights, the latter traditionally are one of the Central stylistic elements of the design model.
Side of important changes in the third generation of the Soul is not observed, except on the rear rack background appeared black element separating the lower part from the roof of the SUV, the roof itself, when it ceased to be in contrast as in the current restyled version of the second generation.
But the rear part of a renewed Soul at the background of the outgoing model looks radically different and includes an attractive tail lights that visually widen the rear of the rack. The model with a new ensemble, the stern looks even more attractive and certainly more modern. Speaking of rear racks, the South Korean automaker stressed that they were designed to resemble airplane wings. On the rear elements of the stands is also a badge with the model name “Soul”.
New “soul” for the new automotive world
In terms of transmission power, a lot of them. The basic model will be equipped with the familiar 2.0-liter atmospheric four-cylinder engine producing 147 HP and torque of 178 Nm. This engine, according to the South Korean automaker, is mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or with an intelligent transmission (IVT).
For those looking for better performance, the proposed 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with a seven-speed transmission with two couplings with high torque of 264 Nm and 201 HP In Russia a similar amount in the engine version of the current generation has a much lower return – 124 – 132 HP
And finally, the most important premiere of Soul of this year, which unfortunately we will not see in Russia – the first Soul electric, Kia Soul EV 2020. This vehicle is equipped with a battery capacity of 64 kWh, which supports a standard constant current charging with a combined charging system quick and equipped with an electric motor that develops 201 HP and an impressive torque force torque to 394 Nm. Kia has not published performance data and has not yet determined the range of the EPA rating.
Among the items that we know is that 2020 Kia Soul EV includes four driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Eco +. These modes automatically adjust the power, regenerative braking, air-conditioning and heating settings, and set speed limits to help manage the effective operation of the transmission.
In addition, the Soul EV includes a system intelligent regenerative braking, which is operated via shift paddles, allowing drivers to slow the vehicle while capturing the kinetic energy to increase range. Electromodel also worth braking system and maintenance “Brake and Hold System” and system “Smart Regen”, which regulates the level of regenerative braking on the basis of data from the vehicle in front.
When creating the interior design of the manufactures were inspired by the music world and made a series of “shapes and textures that reflect the elements inspired by acoustics, to create a fully impressive experience.” One of the key aspects of the interior is the “sound of ambient lighting” which can sync your music tracks through the car’s audio system. Also in the mini-crossover, there is wireless charging available-zone automatic climate control and a set of speakers high definition sound.
2020 Kia Soul will come with a 10.25-inch colour touch screen HD resolution split screen option and monitoring system rear view with Parktronic. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth are present. If the customer so desires, he can also choose an 8-inch Head-Up display and 640-watt Harman Kardon audio system with amplifier, 10 speakers and a subwoofer.
From the point of view of safety, the new Soul can be equipped with a system Kia”s Drive Wise. It includes such systems as: Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Changing Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control and High Beam Assist.