The KIA Soul has been in production for over 10 years and has changed several generations. The first generation of the model was released in 2009, from 2018 the model of the third generation KIA Soul has been offered. It is worth noting that starting in 2018, only the electric version of the KIA Soul is offered in Europe, and further we will talk about the modification of the car for the US market. However, given the love of Ukrainians for cars from the American market…
So, the KIA Soul SUV got a new front during the planned upgrade: modified headlights (ordinary or LED) are connected by a horizontal line, updated design of the radiator grille, a new bumper. The car also received new 17- or 18-inch wheels and an expanded list of available body colors.
Surprisingly, the update did not bring technical improvements, on the contrary: the model range now has no turbo engine, and the “off-road” version of the X-Line has been removed. Currently, the car will be offered only with a 2-liter naturally aspirated engine (147-149 hp), automatic transmission IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission), and front-wheel drive. At the same time, an important list of important technical changes is the expanded list of security systems.
Updated electronics have also appeared in the interior – this is a digital instrument panel, which is now available for the most expensive versions of the KIA Soul, and previously found only on the electric version of the model. However, there are almost no other noticeable changes: updated buttons on the steering wheel, modified display graphics, and more.
However, not to mention that the KIA Soul SUV has a pretty good level of sales in the US, the same update will support the popularity of the car. Sales of the KIA Soul 2023 model year are expected to start in the summer of 2022. Do you think we will see this car in Ukraine?