The best-known Soul SUV is all-electric version. This Kia crossover is so popular so many fans don’t know about other versions with conventional drivetrains. Well, the SUV is pretty versatile with three additional options. Also, the compact vehicle returns the nice gas mileage. The next 2019 Kia Soul will bring come novelties according to spy photos. The company speeds up the development and plans to launch the new model before the autumn.
Improvements include the EV range and possible 2019 Kia Soul Hybrid. Turbo and AWD models are there for the next season. Interior is going to suffer minor changes since the car had a facelift some while ago. While we are still expecting the release date details, we can assume that the base model will cost about $17,500. The Kia Soul EV is going to start at $35,000.
2019 Kia Soul EV Range
The magnet motor of the current Soul is good for 111 miles before two recharges. Improvements on the drive system will lead to the better EV range than Niro. Some sources are talking about the unbelievable numbers and boost of 170 miles. With 280 miles of overall range, the 2019 Kia Soul EV would be one of the most economical electric vehicles in the market. However, this is just a concept, and we seriously doubt that Kia can make such a jump in short period of time.
2019 Kia Soul Petrol Engines and Specs
Besides the all-electric vehicle, 2019 Kia Soul will appear with better specs of its gasoline powertrains. There are three units in the lineup. A 1.6-liter will be installed in the entry-level crossover, and more power comes from a 2.0-liter inline-four. The best performance we expect again from a 2019 Kia Soul Turbo. A 1.6-l mill is getting a turbocharger to deliver over 200 horses and 190 lb-ft of torque. Instead of a six-speed gearbox, turbo SUV is going to use dual-clutch 7-speed transmission.
2019 Kia Soul Hybrid
Many fans would like to see the 2019 Kia Soul hybrid next year. The Korean carmaker likes the idea, but it is also quiet about possible release. There are few concepts available, and the Soul SUV could appear as hybrid pretty easily. Nevertheless, we will have to wait for the official statement.
2019 Kia Soul AWD
Another wish which is closer to realization. Unlike its competition and other vehicles in the family, Soul is not offering an all-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive is standard and only solution for the entire lineup. The 2019 Kia Soul could change things up. Our sources are reporting that AWD models will be one of the surprises for the next year.
2019 Kia Soul New Generation Changes and Redesign
Ok, we put our focus to drivetrain lineup and performance, but what about the look of the 2019 Kia Soul? Some sources close to the company are mentioning redesign. The new generation is due to start in 2019. It means lot of changes are on the way, outside and inside. The first spy shots are here and we have clues what to expect.
First of all, the new Soul is going to be slightly bigger than its predecessors. This is not going to affect maneuverability and handling. The agile crossover will keep its main characteristics. On the other hand, we will get the 2019 Kia Soul with more space inside the cabin.
Spy shots are showing us a new design of headlights. Other parts are under the camo. But, experts are pretty sure that ground clearance can expect an increase of the gap between the vehicle and the land. Changes on the grille and bumpers are certain. Another clue of the new design is a central-mounted dual exhaust tip. IT is going to be interesting to if this sporty feature will make other parts be more aggressive.
Photos are not showing yet the interior of the 2019 Kia Soul. However, the company is up to date with features and accessories. Safety and assist equipment in on par with better-known companies. Also, Kia is developing the new generation of its UVO infotainment system with more options. Navigation, Apple CarPlay, various Wi-Fi features, and many more are coming for new models, including Soul SUV.
2019 Kia Soul Pricing
The 2019 Kia Soul is going to be one of the most affordable crossovers on the market. The Korean carmaker is making a breakthrough with an excellent ratio between price and quality of its vehicles. They will have the same approach with the new SUV. Price will get a slight jump, but it won’t go over $18,000 for the base model. Whatsoever, buyers can build their Soul to create more power, offer more features, provide better safety. All these features can double the price of the entry-level vehicle. As for EV version, we will have to wait to see if the plan of huge range boost is going to be realized in 2019.