New Kia cars of 2018-2019 were replenished with compact crossover Kia Soul in the new body, which survived scheduled restyling and received a new turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI engine (204 hp) for the sport modification of the Kia Soul GT. In the review, the new Kia Soul 2018-2019 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, specifications and reviews of owners of the Korean compact crossover.
The European premiere of the new Kia Soul and Kia Soul GT was held last fall as part of the Paris Motor Show . The novelty is available to car enthusiasts in Europe from November 2017 at a price of 16,990 euros in Germany (about 1075 thousand rubles) and from 59900 zł in Poland (about 865 thousand rubles). The beginning of sales of the new Kia Soul in Russia – in February 2017 at a price of 880-900 thousand rubles.
It should be noted right away that the new Kia Soul body only differs from the pre-reform model in small details. In the presence of modernized headlights and front bumpers with a modified form of air intakes, a slightly different Tiger nose radiator grille, an upgraded rear bumper with an optional protective lining … all.
Oh yes, quite forgotten, the “hot” version of the Soul GT stands out against the background of simple colleagues with a more expressive falshradiator grille, a massive bumper with LED fog lights, original light-alloy 18-inch wheel disks with 9 double spokes, a dual chrome exhaust nozzle.
For painting the body, there are eleven variants of enamel color, three of which are new (brown Russet brown, orange Wild orange and blue Mysterious blue).
Also available for the order are several options for a two-color body painting with a white, red and black roof: a blue Mysterious Blue body with a white Clear White roof and a brown Russet Brown with white Clear White roof, a White White body with a red Inferno Red roof and a red Inferno red body Red with black roof Cherry Black.
- There are several variants of easily alloy wheels R16, R17 and R18 with 205/60 R16, 215/55 R17 and 235/45 R18 tires.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Kia Soul 2018-2019 are 4140 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, 1618 mm in height, with 2570 mm of wheelbase and 165 mm of ground clearance.
- The track of the front wheels is 1576 mm, the track of the rear wheels is 1588 mm.
There are no new details in the interior, but the design of the center console was updated, a chrome edging of the buttons of the window regulators appeared, the lower spoke of the steering wheel got metal trim. Updated Kia Soul can now be ordered with a black leather interior, as well as chairs, covered with a black cloth of high quality.
The interior of the KIA Soul GT is more refined than the usual versions of the compact crossover. There is a multifunctional steering wheel with rims trimmed from below, a combined black interior trim (leather and fabric) with a bright orange stitch present on the visor of the device, the steering wheel, the seats, the center armrest and the automatic transmission knob.
From the new equipment, we note the presence of the mandatory ERA-GLONASS system and the optional blind control system (BSD), the assistant at the exit from the parking in reverse (RCTA) and the rain sensor, the heating of the windshield washer nozzles.
Versions with automatic transmission have got Drive Mode Select, allowing you to choose an economical or sporty driving mode (all modes are three Eco, Normal or Sport).
The choice also offers three multimedia devices with a diagonal of color screen for 5, 7 or 8 inches. Advanced multimedia systems with 7 and 8 inch screens with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, navigation, rear view camera.
Technical specifications Kia Soul 2018-2019
The most interesting sports version of the Kia Soul GT is equipped with a gasoline four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI engine (204 hp 265 Nm) in the company with a robotic preselective automatic transmission with two clutch discs 7DCT. A powerful motor and automatic transmission that provides an instant change of gears give the “hot” compact parking lot excellent dynamics of acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.8 seconds, the maximum speed for security reasons is limited at around 200 km / h.
This version is equipped with larger brake discs for more efficient braking at high speeds.
Conventional Kia Sole after the upgrade is completed with familiar gasoline engines 1.6 MPI (124 HP 152 Nm) and 1.6 GDI (132 HP 161 Nm), as well as 1.6 VGT turbodiesel (128 HP 260 Nm). A choice of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.