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The 2020 Kia Soul Is The Small Crossover For People With Taste



Photo: All photos Kia

The 2020 Kia Soul is now in its third generation, a fun and practical if not exactly sporty subcompact crossover that will go on sale next year. Det er for den fornuftige forbruker med smake, noen som ønsker noe som er pålitelig og ser kult ut og det er ikke en Chevy Trax. Kia unveiled it this afternoon in LA

The Soul will come with a 1.6-liter inline four cylinder, which is turbocharged and makes 201 horsepower and comes with a dual-clutch transmission, or naturally aspirated a 2.0-liter inline four, which makes 147 horsepower and can come with a manual, according to Kia. De har ikke kunngjort pricing, men det vil nok bli priset i tråd med dagens Soul, som starter på $ 16,490 og har de samme motoralternativer.

The bigger news is the electric Soul, which Kia says will have a 64 kWh battery, which Inside EV's estimates could have a range of 240 miles, or 129 miles more than the current electrical Soul. Big if true, as Kia says that the EPA-estimated range is still being calculated and will not be available until next year. The electric Soul will make 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft or torque, according to Kia.

Like many other electrics, it will also have smart braking, which regenerates power and will allow for one-pedal driving.

The big change for both the electric and the ICE versions is styling, which includes the following "new" details, per Kia.

  • High-tech front headlight configuration with connecting trim piece accentuates width
  • Slim design daytime running lights and turn signal indicators
  • Front fenders add volume to clean and smooth surfaces
  • Roof rack mounting points
  • Three-dimensional wraparound boomerang-shaped backlights
  • C-pillars designed to resemble airplane wings
  • Signature vertical rear window and "Island" stay true to Soul design heritage
  • ] Distinctive C-pillar garnish features new "Soul" graphic

Which, whatever, great! All i know is that it looks good, and retains much of its quirkiness.

Further, my teen nephew says that, in addition to Beetles, if he or his buddies see a Kia Soul on the road it's cause for someone to get punched. Sem, hann má ekki vita það enn, er eins hátt og í boði eins og allir.


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