The new, third generation of the popular Kia Soul is in the test phase. More recently, are available and spy photos masked, test cars from South Korea. Some sources state that the 2019 Kia Soul model has been officially released for another year. For this reason, all information that appears in the public is considered more inclined than official, verified data.
The promotion of the new, redesigned 2019 Kia Soul model was announced for November 2018. Soon after this information, which confirmed the arrival of the new Soul model in LA, another one followed. Of course, a possible debut date was rescheduled for January 2019 and a large Auto Show in Detroit. Kia does not plan to appear in one of these manifestations with the Soul model in the concept form. It’s a final, pre-production product. Kia Soul’s third-generation production will follow shortly after its launch.
2019 Kia Soul Changes
What is known about the safety of this redesign is about the changed outer appearance, the modern interior, the new platforms and new options available thanks to the above-mentioned changes.
In all the articles concerning the 2019 Kia Soul redesign, these four changes are mentioned. The first is that the 2019 Soul will be offered with a four-wheel drive. The Kia Soul AWD model is not impossible. The only thing about this information is not in favor of its realization is a new platform. According to the company, it is primarily intended for vehicles with front-wheel drive.
Other Information Regarding the longer range. The Soul EV model is already present on the market for a long time and produces satisfactory results when it comes to sales and demand. The new platform will enable the change of drive units. Always in order to increase efficiency and economy. Now the 2019 Kia Soul EV will have a significant length of autonomy. So far, the all-electric model proved to be very reliable, but with a short driving range.
2019 Kia Soul will feature a more rugged, new design. On masked, test mules, it can be noticed that the body seems to be rounded more than the previous box-like appearance with higher perspective side mirrors. As for the interior of the new Soul 2019 model, it is dominated by a 7-inch or 8-inch infotainment system. There is also a 5-inch audio control touchscreen system. The vehicle will be equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system, HD radio and Harma Kadon audio system. With full LED moon-roof, climate controlled seats, everything looks and sounds desirable. 2019 Kia Soul will have 24.2 cubic feet of boot space. When the second row of seats is folded, there is 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
The current model Kia Soul is equipped with a 1.6 L engine with 130 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. Instead, a stronger engine is offered as an option. 2.0 L with 161 hp and 201 hp. The new generation may only be represented by some of these, for the time being, only optional ones. EPA rating Soul model now stands 31 mpg on highways and 26 mpg in the city.
More information about this generation of Soul models is just waiting for us. There is no price data, but it is assumed to be something bigger than the current, since the Soul model expects a complete redesign.