This small boxy crossover is about to come redesigned soon, most likely as a 2020-year model. This is a clear indicator that the 2019 Kia Soul is about to come pretty much unchanged. No one makes bigger changes for the last year of production. Expect to see a familiar styling, characterized by recognizable boxy shape, which makes this small crossover so practical. We are about to see same trim levels in the offer, as well as same powertrain. The 2019 Soul will come late in the year.
2019 Kia Soul Design
Speaking about 2019 Kia Soul specs, everything is pretty familiar about this model. It came in 2013, as a subcompact crossover which offers a lot of practicality. Thanks to its boxy shape, you can count on plenty of headroom and generous cargo space that can accommodate even bigger objects. The styling seems pretty catchy, the interior design as well. A good-looking cabin also offers plenty of quality. All materials feature pretty high level of quality, despite the model’s affordable price. When it comes to equipment structure, there is a familiar organization.
2019 Kia Soul Trim Levels
The 2019 Kia Soul will continue with the same three trim levels in the offer. The base model already comes with a pretty decent list of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are 16-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, air conditioning, adjustable front seats. In terms of tech features, you can count of a Bluetooth, 6-speaker audio system, USB etc. However, if you go for a Convenience package, you will get things like a 7-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, smartphone integration, automatic headlights and much more.
The next one is called Soul Plus. This one includes everything fro Convenience package and also adds several interesting standard features. There are bigger 17-inch wheels, upgraded upholstery, selectable drive modes, fog lights, heated mirrors etc. Once again, you can count on optional features. In this case, there are three optional packages – Audio, Designers, and Primo. The first one adds things like 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, premium sound system etc. The Designer’s package is characterized by things like two-color roof treatment, bigger 18-inch wheels, heated steering wheel etc. The Primo packaged adds a sunroof, xenon headlights, numerous safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot and lane departure warning, forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking etc.
Finally, there is an Exclaim trim, which adds leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and ignition, as well as a turbocharged engine.
2019 Kia Soul Engines
We will see three engines in the offer for 2019 Kia Soul. Base models will feature a familiar 1.6-liter unit which is good for about 135 horsepower. Mid-grade models come with a bigger 2.0-liter engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Both units can be paired with either manual or automatic transmission. Finally, we will see a 2019 Kia Soul Turbo. This one features a 1.6-liter turbo inline-four unit, which is good for about 200 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Also, it comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Is Kia Soul available in AWD version?
Unfortunately, no. The platform that Soul rides on doesn’t support 4×4 layout. However, the upcoming third-generation model will get the platform that fits such a layout.
When will we see an electrified Kia Soul?
Most likely in about a year. The new generation of this crossover will probably get the same electric powertrain as Kona, which comes in two variants, with either 135 and 205 horsepower. Unfortunately, 2019 Kia Soul EV won’t be in the offer.
2019 Kia Soul Release Date and Price
Expect to see the new model on the market by the end of the year. The 2019 Kia Soul price will remain in the same range, which means that base models will go around 16.500 dollars.