The second generation 2018-2019 Kia Soul urban crossover compact rolled out on a podium New York International Auto Show in March . We offer our readers carefully to get acquainted with a new exterior design “peace” five-door hatchback 2018-2019 Kia Soul (Soul in English the “soul”), increased by generational change external dimensions of the body and the inner space of the passenger compartment and trunk, learn new specifications, to evaluate changes interior and ease of placement of the driver and passengers. Interesting in our view for visitors to the site will be established on the information about the 2018-2019 Kia Sol tires and wheels, possible options enamel color, filling the car equipment is responsible for the comfort, entertainment and safety. Traditionally, to consider and evaluate the exterior and interior of news readers will be able to video and photo placed in the review.
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The designers of the Korean manufacturer, led by Peter Schreyer, and engineers were challenged to make the 2018-2019 Kia Soul 2 is not only the most similar in appearance to the first generation model, but the urban crossover (actually Soul – conventional hatchback with front-wheel drive), the new generation should be more convenient, comfortable, functional and safe.
DESIGN New exterior engaged in three studios, located in different parts of the world: in Frankfurt (Germany), in California (USA) and Seoul (South Korea). The result of the work of artists car in front of us. Even a cursory glance is enough in the direction of the second-generation 2018-2019 Kia Soul in order to see the familiar proportions and lines characteristic of the previous generation of urban crossover. Designers modernize the exterior model taking into account the increased overall body size and application of the new platform.
- 2018-2019 Kia Soul 2 has grown to a length of 4150 mm, width 1800 mm, height remained at 1610 mm, the wheelbase increased to 2570 mm ground clearance (clearance) of 165 mm.
For comparison parameters Body 2018-2019 Kia Soul 1 – 4120 mm, 1785 mm, 1610 mm, 2550 mm, respectively.
- Autonovelties depending on the filling level version is equipped with tires 205/55 R16, 215/50 R17 and even rubber 235/45 R18, discs 16,17 and 18 alloy radius.
front car began to look respectable and courageous with new headlights of head light, combined into a single unit and complemented by touches of LED daytime running lights, a modified bumper with ravenous jaws duct protivotumanok guns of large caliber and bright aerodynamic lip.
The side of the bodywork has also changed: the doorway rear door increased, became more powerful C-pillar roof, flared surface of the doors and wheel arches. The car looks like after going to the gym, muscle reliefs show through clothes metal body.
The rear of the hatchback conqueror of the urban jungle is decorated with new racks overall lighting, organically fit into the vertical surface of the stern, compact and powerful tailgate bumper echoes the shape with the front fairing.
With the appearance of the new 2018-2019 Kia Soul 2nd generation full order – bright, dynamic, charismatic and energetic looks new cars. Korean experts emphasize motorists on the fact that the body of the new generation model has become 29% more rigid and is made of 66% of durable and high-strength steel. Improved performance torsional rigidity, altered attachment point suspension components and steering into a qualitatively better reflected in the machine control.
As a complement it is worth noting that the manufacturer has expanded the palette offered by enamel colors for painting a body of five-door hatchback, the company offered previously – white, silver, vanilla, olive, light green, dark red, dark blue, dark gray, black will add a bright yellow and bright red.
Salon 2018-2019 Kia Soul – also changed, changed architecture of the front panel and center console, a new multifunction steering wheel and instruments, even the interior door panel and shape of the interior handles new. The quality of materials by the assurance of the representatives of 2018-2019 Kia has become better, improved noise and soundproofing interior, more saturated steel equipment.
Most importantly, the interior of the new 2018-2019 Kia Soul provides a greater margin of space to the driver and front passenger, as well as the inhabitants of the second row. By increasing the size of the wheelbase, front became more legroom of 20.3 mm, and in the second row by 5.1 mm. The increased width of the body has increased the size of the cabin in width (in the shoulder) to 7.62 mm. Increase seem minimal, but the driver and passenger to sit comfortably, and the passengers of the second row in addition to the increase, albeit slightly, the space sizes got larger door openings and mounted on a 12.5 mm above the seat.
Dimensions of the trunk is also increased to 345 liters (up to the shelf loading level) or 685 liters (loaded up to the ceiling) with five people on board. Freight luggage compartment can be increased opportunities to 1,550 liters by folding the rear row of the back, which is nice, forming a flat area.
Already in the basic version of the second generation 2018-2019 Kia Soul will be installed electric heating, air conditioning, telescopic steering column, audio system (radio CD MP3 AUX USB Bluetooth speaker 6), heated front seats, Supervision instrument panel, power windows for all doors.
For the maximum configuration of the new 2018-2019 Kia Soul will be available keyless access and starting motor button, climate control, cruise control, 8-inch touch color screen (rear-view camera, navigation, multimedia), a premium audio system the Infinity, leather trimmed steering wheel, knob transmission and seats, heated steering wheel of the first and second row seats, power driver’s seat, LED interior lighting, a panoramic roof with sunroof and other trifles. With only a small caveat, filling Russian version of the new 2018-2019 Kia Sul may differ from those described by us complete sets.
Specifications of the new 2018-2019 Kia Soul -: Suspension of the new generation 2018-2019 Kia Soul with MacPherson struts in front and torsion beam rear, steering elekrousilitel Flex Steer with three modes of Comfort, Normal and Sport. Changing the mounting points of suspension and steering, less stringent elastic suspension elements, the installation of rear shock absorbers vertically – all the assurance experts Korean company will not only improve the car’s handling, but also to provide a more comfortable job characteristics chassis. Test drive the new 2018-2019 Kia Soul demonstrates that running has become more energy-intensive, soft and comfortable, and allows you to confidently move on roads with poor coverage quality. The first generation model was different downright furious suspension.
With the start of sales of a new generation of “peace” hatchback will be available with two petrol engines. The GDI 1.6-liter (132 hp) and the GDI 2.0-liter (166 hp) engines are available for the box mechanic or automatic 6 speed manual and automatic transmission 6 (North American version and other countries). In Europe and Russia, the second generation of the 2018-2019 Kia Soul will be available with engines moved from the previous-generation model. The engines have undergone modernization aimed at improving fuel efficiency and become more environmentally friendly.
The petrol 1.6-liter MPI (129 hp 157 Nm) and diesel 1.6-liter Diesel VGT (128 hp 260 Nm), gearbox to choose manual transmission or automatic transmission with 6 stages.
For the safety of the driver and passengers in the response from two to eight airbags, disc brakes with ABS, the system ensures directional stability (ESC), a system to help the active management (VSM), an assistant at startup on the rise (HAC) and indicating emergency braking system .
For those who want to buy: the beginning of sales in the showrooms of authorized dealers new generation 2018-2019 Kia Soul is scheduled for late summer and early autumn of , at the same exact price for a novelty car will be announced.