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2020 Kia Soul: Redesign Info, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - November 29, 2018
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Redesign Preview

As if the Kia Soul wasn’t already funky enough, the South Korean automaker has upped the ante in the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul. This all-new small crossover sports brand-new looks, new powertrain options, new trim levels and much more.

If you look at the 2020 Kia Soul’s silhouette, it’s easy to pass this redesign off as an evolution. A look from every angle shows off the sporty and eye-grabbing updates it’s gone through in this new generation. Plus, compared to the current model, the 2020 Kia Soul is 2.2 inches longer and rides on a 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase.

Up front, the 2020 Kia Soul will gain all-new slim-design headlights with daytime running lights, a larger front grill, and a headlight-connecting trim piece widen the front end to help tame its odd proportions. The front end also will also gain all-new fenders that smooth things out as your eyes move away from the all-new front end.

Around back, the 2020 Kia Soul will get all-new three-dimensional boomerang-shaped taillights that deliver a striking signature at night. The lower portions of these taillights connect via a gloss-black strip. A close look at the C-pillar reveals a slick “Soul” garnish on the black section that separates the floating roof from the pillar.

The 2020 Kia Soul will also feature three distinct personalities to fit many buyers. The base GT-Line model will get sporty touches on the front and rear fascias, 18-inch alloy wheels, unique side-sill skirts and red fascia accents, gloss-black mirrors, a center-mounted exhaust, and more. The X-Line takes on a more rugged look with its body cladding, chunky overfenders, fog lights, and more. The EX Designer Collection ups the luxury with 18-inch wheels with black spokes, LED headlights and fog lights, and a two-tone roof treatment.

2020 Kia Soul

Tech will be plentiful in the 2020 Kia Soul with its available 10.25-inch HD touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 8-inch head-up display, 640-watt Harman Kardon 10-speaker audio system with a subwoofer, and more.

Under its hood, the 2020 Kia Soul will come standard with a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair with a standard six-speed manual transmission or a new Intelligent Variable Transmission. The turbocharged option remains a 1.6-liter engine with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Safety ratings for the 2020 Kia Soul won’t arrive for a while, but Kia announced the new Soul will have all the available safety equipment the IIHS wants. These features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, lane-change assist, driver-attention warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, high-beam assist, and more.

Pricing & Release Date

Kia expects to have the 2020 Soul in showrooms during the first half of 2019. Pricing will come later, but we expect moderate increases over the current Soul’s pricing, which ranges from $19,130 to $23,930.

The 2020 Kia Soul will battle the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Mini Cooper Countryman.

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Pictured: 2020 Soul

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