New 2020 Kia Soul – new hatchback

For many years South Korean news cause stable interest – not least it is a credit to the notorious Peter Schreier, controlling and personally involved in the creation of new exterior car KIA. It must be admitted that the German specialist has introduced additional charm and the exterior of the new 2020 Kia Soul , presented last spring in New York.

It should be noted that the company initially did not hide the main goals for the development team: they had to maintain a recognizable brand image of the 1st generation, definitely making it more safe, comfortable, functional, and economical. A team of engineers and designers came to the creation of front-wheel drive 2020 Kia Soul hatchback more than responsibility: to develop participated directly third division of the company, located in different parts of the world: in California, Frankfurt, as well as in Seoul. The result was not long in coming – the designers managed to make the exterior of a new modern cars and more athletic, while increasing its size, but retaining the familiar outlines of the previous model.

2020 Kia Soul photo

Thus, the front part of the hatchback looks more “manly” than its predecessor – cars received a new form of headlights, which are now connected in solid blocks, as well as supplemented by LED running lights. The original appearance of the front bumper is crowned by a modified form, which aggressively look predatory duct, big fog, the original aerodynamic lip.

2020 Kia Soul photo

Feed compact crossover stands large and tall (raised to the roof) lighting shades, good accentuate the overall appearance of the rear of the 2020 Kia Soul. Note fifth door mounted substantially at right angles relative to the surface and slightly protruding the bumper, the shape of which resembles a front bumper.

2020 Kia Sol photo

Significant changes were made and the side of the Soul – the rear door opening, thanks to the increased length of the car, became much larger, pillar roof gave developers more impressive appearance, became more massive wheel arches and door surfaces. All the changes that are taking sides hatchback was designed to increase the individual elements, as well as giving the whole car a more solid and imposing, compared to its predecessor.

  • The length of the second-generation 2020 Kia Soul is 4150 mm, width – 1800 mm, height -. 1610 mm Ground clearance increased to 165 mm, and the wheelbase has increased to 2570 mm.
  • All the basic parameters of the new South Korean crossover, except for the height, exceed the size of the previous generation: recall that the 2020 Kia Soul 1 generation has a length of 4120 mm, width – 1785 mm, height – 1610 mm, wheelbase of 2550mm.

Different versions of cars are equipped with protectors 205/55 R16, 215/50 R17, or huge tires 235/45 R18, comes with alloy wheels 16, 17 and 18 of the radii.

The changes were made and colors available for the new compact crossover 2020 Kia Soul : in addition to the previously proposed white, olive, vanilla, salad, silver, dark red, dark blue, dark gray and black, and now buyers can choose bright red and poisonous yellow color options.

Significant changes have taken place within the car: has changed the location of devices that convert the front panel from the center console. Driver’s seat now features more convenient multifunction steering wheel, changed interior doors and handles card design. Improved quality and used in interior decoration materials (which in the first model was quite good), began to better sound insulation and interior, the number installed in cars of different systems.

Photo 2020 Kia Soul interior

However, one of the main advantages of the 2nd generation of internal space “Sol”, it was a substantial increase (again, due to the increased size of car) – it concerns space, both in the first and second rows. Thus, the increase in wheelbase allowed to add 20.3 mm clearance for the front passenger and driver’s feet, and 5.1 mm – for the rear passengers. Increasing the width of the car contributed to the increased cabin width – shoulder space for passengers has increased by 7.62 mm. Despite the fact that the figures may seem insignificant, in practice, there is an increase in space at once – a front-row passenger and driver seat has become much more convenient. Rear passengers, in addition to increasing the free space got one more advantage – they are now able to carry much more comfortable landing and landing, helped by significantly increased rear doorways.

The total increase in the affected parameters and the luggage compartment – it fits comfortably 345 liters of cargo (in the case of loading up the shelves) or – 685 liters (loaded up to the ceiling), the presence in the interior of the 5-x passengers. Transform the rear seats, luggage compartment volume will increase up to 1 550 l – its surface is transformed into a flat pad.

Photos of the new boot Soul

Even the basic version of the Soul in are equipped with a very worthy: Electric heating, air conditioning, a change in the provisions of the steering column, a solid audio (CD, MP3, radio, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, the presence of a 6-speaker), heated front seats, power windows on all doors. Safety of the crew provide disc brakes, from 2 to 8 airbags, ABS, stability control, an assistant with the active driving, an assist start up the hill, warning about the emergency braking system.

The most expensive modification will receive an additional keyless entry function, the ability to start button, cruise control, a large touch screen (it will be displayed back of the camera image, multimedia, navigation), climate control, premium audio system Infinity. Also note leather steering wheel, gearshift knob, heated steering wheel and seats two rows, power driver seat adjustments, LED lighting in the cabin, panoramic roof, etc. Domestic car owners should pay attention that the latest versions of equipment available in Russia, may be somewhat different from those we have.

2020 Kia Soul specifications

For cars there are 2-and petrol engines : a 1.6-liter (132 hp), and a capacity of 2.0-liter (166 hp), both motors are aggregated with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-stupas automatic transmission . However, these engines today are available only for America and some other countries. equipped with 2 engines borrowed from the previous generation to the EU and Russia 2020 Kia Soul, however, significantly upgraded and have become much more economical and environmentally friendly.

Diesel engine, the Soul –

Diesel powertrain 1.6-liter (128 hp 260 Nm) and the petrol 1.6-liter engine (129 hp 157 Nm), available with a 6-speed manual stupas or automatic transmission.

In general, the new Soul got good technical characteristics: the latest generation of suspension (of its own design of the South Korean company) is equipped with a classic McPherson front and torsion beam from behind. electric power system has Flex Steer with 3 modes: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. The manufacturer claims that the change in the majority of structural elements – places of fastening the steering and suspension, less stringent elements of the chassis, vertical installation of shock absorbers rear, provide better settings of the chassis when driving.

I am glad that the reviews of the owners of the new compact crossover completely confirm the information provided by the company: first of all, all motorists will mark the softness of the suspension, which has become more energy-intensive, comfortable and soft. These qualities make it possible to overcome the road of poor quality without any problems, which can not be said of the first-generation cars. Also, owners say, and for reduced fuel consumption – as in gasoline and in diesel engines. Complaints about a new car not yet been reported, although it is possible that for the detection of defects need more time operation.

2020 Kia Soul price

Our price KIA Soul starts with the digits 689 900 rubles – for the basic package. The most expensive version of the 2020 Kia Soul is estimated at 1,049,900 rubles. Home sales in Russia started in late .