I am always wanting to spy the newest vehicles out there and we just spied a doozy. The fun, quirky little hatchback that Kia has brought us is going through some mid cycle updates and we are trying to get a little sneak peak.
Kia does a good job camouflaging the biggest changes at both ends, however there are still some things we can see. The new headlights seem to have a single projector at each corner, and what are possibly turn signals flanking the grille. We see dual exhausts coming from the rear bumper. The interior center stack appears to be hidden so we can assume that there will be upgrades to the infotainment center as well.
Judging from the tailpipes on the test car, we are thinking that this might be a turbocharged model. It could feature the 1.6-liter turbo four cylinder with 201 horsepower and 195 pounds’ feet of torque.
It’s not clear what Kia has planned for the interior of its updated Soul but we can expect a few changes here, too. For example, we should see some new infotainment features and electronic driver aids added.
As this is only a mid-cycle update, we’re not expecting any significant changes in the powertrain lineup. The Soul currently offers two gasoline as well as battery-electric options here in the United States.
Look for a debut of the updated Soul late this year or early next. It should arrive as a 2017 model.
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