Another crossover was presented at the 113 th International Motor Show in New York. This time it turned out to Soul from the Korean manufacturer the 2018-2019 Kia . Compared with its predecessor, the new generation of crossover appeared on 15.24 mm wider (1800 mm) and wheelbase lengthened by 20.3 mm (2570 mm), the vehicle height remains the same (1610 mm) and a compartment for loading baggage became wider at 60.9 mm.
The novelty will be available in 7 new exterior colors, including the infernal red (Inferno Red) and a sunny yellow (Solar Yellow).
The new 2018-2019 Kia Soul will be available in three trim levels: Base Soul, Soul Plus and Soul Exclaim.
The list of equipment of the basic version of windows will include windows, central door locking, audio system with 6 speakers, telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and optional equipment, including 16-inch wheels, access to the interior without a key and cruise control.
Components Soul Plus receive an additional 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, proprietary UVO eServices system, a rearview camera, a box for things in the bottom of the console with armrest, as well as the equipment that is available as an option: 10 adjustment of driver’s seat, leather / fueled by the steering wheel, leather gear knob, ventilated front seats, panoramic roof, fog lamps, the Infinity audio system with LED illumination of the front speakers.
Crossover in picking Soul Exclaim offer its owner a 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, front projector headlights, taillights with LED elements, the center console in glossy black color, a cooled glove box. As optional equipment will be available halogen headlights, automatic climate control and front speakers with LED backlight under the “mood” of a musical composition.
Soul basic configuration is driven by the forces of the 1.6-liter GDI with 130 hp 160 Nm, while the options Plus and Exclaim crossover will be equipped with 2.0-liter GDI, an outstanding 164 hp and 205 Nm of maximum torque. Engines, Base and Plus versions are connected with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-band automatic transmission, a top grade Exclaim will be supplied exclusively with the “automatic” .
The new “Soul” is based on a new platform, which is 29 percent stiffer predecessor and has a narrower-pillar to improve visibility. The suspension has also been revised – went to the front axle independent McPherson, and the rear – torsion beam, tuned to improve handling. Also increase the ride comfort will help the firm Flex Steer system is the optional steering with three modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.