The second-generation Kia Soul was introduced for the 2014 model year, which implies it will still be a few more years prior to Kia will present the third-generation of the Soul. So to keep consumers interested, it is only natural that Kia provides the current generation a facelift to keep things fresh. It looks like we might be seeing that facelift quicker than later, as we have just received some brand-new spy shots of exactly what seems the facelifted model out for on-road testing.
As is the story with all spy shots from the early testing stage, the soul is under pretty heavy camouflage. The hood, bumper, and the rear hatch are all covered with black material and padded to assist hide the actual design. That does, however, supply us with an idea of what we can expect to be different when the facelifted Soul hits the display room flooring. Because we can’t make out a great deal under that heavy cushioning and camo, the majority of this early review will be speculation. So, with that in mind, let’s look at what we can construct from the spy shots.
2018 Kia Soul Exterior
The front of the 2018 Kia Soul is camouflaged simply as intensively as the rear, indicating that we need to see some design changes here. It looks like the fog lights might sit a little higher, and a bit more to the outside than on the present model. As for that low-sitting radiator grille, I have a mixed viewpoint on exactly what is going on here. It looks like, based on the camouflage, that grille might have a horizontal split in the middle. If that is the case, that grille might be shaped differently also. As far as the headlights, I sense that there will be some minor changes to the general shape, however the camo is so heavy at this point that we merely can not inform.
To the rear, it is tough to make out much thanks to all the cushioning, but it looks like the taillights will keep a similar design. Not much can be stated for the hatch itself– there appears to be about 3 inches of padding over the majority of it, but down listed below we can identify some change to the rear fascia. On the current model, that body line on the fascia inclines towards the corners and wraps around the corner reflectors. In the spy shots, it looks like that body line has changed considerably, with the body line running parallel with the bottom of the hatch and smoothly twists around those rear reflectors. In addition, it looks like those reflectors may sit a little higher on the fascia than they do on the current model. As far as wheels go, the model caught in the spy shots is riding on the very same wheels as offer standard on the current Soul.
2018 Kia Soul Interior
Today the interior is about as huge as a mystery as the body panels concealed under all that paneling on the exterior. I expect to see roughly the same as far as style attributes go. Expect to see the exact same dash and center console, which instrument cluster will still make use of a 4.3-inch TFT display screen. Moving to the center stack, I presume the very same infotainment systems, however the screen may be upped by an inch. If so, anticipate to see the bezel surrounding the screen and environment controls to change a bit.
2018 Kia Soul Engine
I presume that when the 2018 Kia Soul is changed by a whole brand-new design, it will likely debut with a minimum of one new engine and an upgraded transmission. With that said, I don’t believe any substantial changes will be made to the Soul for this facelift. I do believe, nevertheless, that the engines may be tuned to provide a little bit more power and torque, as well as a little much better fuel economy. Till we get the juicy details from Kia, nevertheless, that’s the very best we’ve got.
2018 Kia Soul Release Date and Price
It’s most likely that the Kia Soul will show up to the market in 2018. We have no concept on prices yet, but I would not expect the rates to change much with the Soul’s facelift. If particular devices is updated, the beginning price might leap up by a few hundred dollars, however absolutely nothing considerable.