2016 Kia Soul specs, design, price

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This company has prepared a new model that was recently revealed at Chicago Motor Show. That is where 2016 Kia Soul had its world premiere. It was shown as a compact but very durable and useful SUV that is good for both city ride but also for some non-urban terrains and roads that are not paved and its drivers will be able to explore the terrain. 2016 Kia Soul comes with a lot of improvements and changes that are going to make it even better car than it currently is.

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2016 Kia Soul Engine and Specs

Some of the most significant changes made to this car are visible under the hood. This car’s powertrain suffered major redesign and it now comes with a few new engines. First engine that will be found under the hood is a 1.6 liter GDI turbocharged engine that can produce 130 horsepower and 118 lb. –ft. of torque. This engine comes in combination with 6 speed transmission and you can choose from manual or automatic. Base model will come with FWD but there is an option for buyers to choose the AWD mode if they want. Besides this engine, there is another one that will be offered. The engine in question is a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that can produce 165 horsepower and 151 lb. –ft. of torque. It will also come with 6 speed transmission and FWD but with AWD option availability.

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2016 Kia Soul Design

This car is on the market for 7 years now and it had a few refreshments, last of them in 2012. Now it is time to do it once again. Body shape will remain the same as before but the weight will be reduced. Weight reduction and some refreshing on front and back side will improve overall efficiency of the car. Less weight means better fuel consumption. On the inside there will be materials such as leather, plastic and others that will be used and it should have higher quality than before. It will come with all of the standard technology used today and with the latest safety features. It will be available as Kia Soul, Kia Soul + and Base Kia trims. Main competition for this model will be Jeep Renegade, Nissan Juke and other similar models so this car will have to beat tough competition.

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2016 Kia Soul Release date and Price

This car was shown on the Motor Show but there is no exact info when we will be able to see it in dealerships. It is expected to hit the market towards the end of 2015 but it is unconfirmed yet. And the price for this car will be around $16,000 for base model and higher for better trims.

 

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