Kia Soul (2016) – a compact SUV KIA Soul 2 generation, which debuted at the Auto Show in New York, 2013. In spite of the change of generation Kia Soul in a new body to retain maximum features of its predecessor. According to the company, while working on the design of the new Kia Soul 2 experts California studio inspired by the concept of the three-door Track’ster , shown at an auto show in Chicago 2012.

Configuration and price KIA Soul 2 (2016).

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
1.6 MPI Classic MT $16,600 1.6 petrol (124 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 MPI Comfort MT $17,700 1.6 petrol (124 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 MPI Classic AT $17,700 1.6 petrol (124 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 MPI Luxe MT $18,400 1.6 petrol (124 hp) Manual (6) front
1.6 MPI Comfort AT $18,600 1.6 petrol (124 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 GDI Luxe AT $19,900 1.6 petrol (132 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 GDI Prestige AT $21,700 1.6 petrol (132 hp) Automatic (6) front
1.6 GDI Premium AT $23,400 1.6 petrol (132 hp) Automatic (6) front

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As a result, the new KIA Soul (2016), as before, has a high roof, the windshield with a slight slope, vertically oriented taillights and short overhangs. But this car has become a little bit longer and 15 mm wider (1 800). The wheelbase grew by 20 mm – up to 2570, but remained the same height (1610 mm). Thus, the trends in the cabin was spacious, the boot capacity has increased to 685 liters (7 liters), and by reducing the thickness of the front struts has been improved visibility. The interior of the new Kia Soul 2016 changed the front panel, steering wheel, door panels and seats.
In general, the panel remains the same architecture, but it has become more vertical and looks much more solid. Not the least role in this play and will appear on the center console, the 8-inch touch screen HD-infotainment systems. Kia Soul is based on the 2nd generation lay a new platform from Ceed hatchback 2, which is 28.7 percent more rigid the same, and the use of high-strength steels in the chassis parts helped make the car easier. And engineers worked on the suspension (front strut preserved McPherson, and rear – semi-dependent torsion beam), achieving more responsive handling. As for powertrains KIA Soul (2014-2015) in the United States offer two engine. The base is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder GDI engine with 130 hp (160 Nm), it is a pair of 164-hp (205 Nm) Nu family unit working volume of 2.0 liters.
The European premiere of new items was held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013, and the version of the Old World is different from the North American minor design optics and bumpers, and among the available engines and has a 128-hp 1.6-liter diesel, known for previous generation car. The price of the car starts at $16,600 in the initial version of the Classic configuration with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine (124 hp) and a 6-speed manual. And the price KIA Soul 2016 with a more modern 132-horsepower engine GDI (available only with automatic transmission) range from $19,900 to $23,400. But the supply of diesel versions discontinued.

Updated KIA Soul 2016.

This former MPI engine of similar volume (124 hp) is also in the ranks, but his average fuel consumption by 4% higher, and to disperse hundreds of 0.8 seconds. longer (12.5 sec. 11.7 against the new engine). The cost of a car varies from USD $16,600 to $23,400.