The 2017 Kia Soul will be the latest addition in Korean giants, Kia’s lineup and it falls into mini size crossover segment. It is ideal for young people mainly because it’s funky outlook and body structure. This car handles well in city roads so it would also be good for daily city commuters. Kia will provide many modifications in its exterior, interior and engine specification. Main highlighting feature of this model will be its AWD system that will enhance the acceleration of the car.
According to some experts, Kia will maintain this new design until 2018 which is good news for future buyers. 2017 Soul will represent the second generation of the lineup although it will better than its last version. Soul CUV had an enormous profit, and it was the second best-selling model US automobile market.
So, Kia is hoping that this new Soul will help them to hold the top-tier spot in the market. This mid cycled face lifted model is expected to look slightly different from its last model mainly due to the addition of some modern equipment.
2017 Kia Soul – Exterior and Interior Features Upgrades
The 2017 Kia Soul will be a lively and fascinating, with its beautiful face lifted outlook. Overall designed has been molded in this car in such a way that it gives out energetic look. It will get some new and updated equipment in its exterior that will enhance its beauty. There were some minor faults in the previous model like fake air vent in its fender but this time, Kia will rectify those errors. Some new color palates are expected to offer in this model although the names are still unknown.
The front area of Soul will boast these elements:
- Small grille
- Redesigned LED headlight with daytime running facility
- Little mist light
- Revamped bumper
- Aerodynamically improved front bonnet.
Side area will boast body colored door handle, curvy shaped side mirror with LED indicator, body color window surrounding, protruded sideline, restyled alloy wheel, etc. Rear end will exhibit vertical stop light, power tailgate, skid plate, twin exhaust nozzle, rear wiper, modified bumper, etc.
Kia will upgrade the interior of 2017 Kia Soul although there won’t be any drastic cosmetic changes. It will get the same old twin color shade interior but this time with some new frills. The seating configuration will be configured in such a way that it can offer an ample amount of leg and head space for the passengers. The seats will have leather stitching along with many convenience options.
Dashboard and whole cabin will be equipped with some finest materials that will attract customers. Dashboard will carry large central console, illuminated buttons, UVO multimedia interface, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, mounted controls on steering wheel, updated cluster gauge, automatic air conditioning system, etc. The audio package will cover a decent sound system, USB, AUX, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, radio, etc.
Powertrain and Performance of 2017 Kia Soul
There is less chance that Kia will introduce some dramatic changes in the mechanical portion of 2017 Kia Soul, but some experts are indicating that it might include a new or modified powertrain. Kia will apply some new modification in its suspension as well maneuverability. Exact details of engine specification is yet to be known, but there is a huge chance that Kia might 1.6-liter T-GDI turbo engine that can quickly generate 130 HP.
The top two trim of Soul might carry a 2.0 Liter direct injected engine that can produce 164 HP and 15 lb-ft. It will carry a six-speed manual as well as automatic transmission system along with dual clutch capability. This new engine is expected to produce mileage around 25 mpg in city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2017 Kia Soul is an unusual model in the market but, it falls into the compact car segment. In this segment, it will face some intense competition from Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V, but this new Soul 2017 is ready to battle them out.
2017 Kia Soul – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Kia Soul will make its way into the dealership by the second quarter of 2016, but Kia hasn’t released the exact date. Base price of this model might start from $16,500 and end up at $33,000 for the Soul EV model. There is chance Kia might launch a special edition of this CUV.