Kia plans to introduce its newest high-performance model. The upcoming 2020 Kia Soul GT will hit the markets in the coming months. It will offer multiple powertrain choices, more tech, and more futuristic look. On top of that, Soul GT offers numerous appearance packages.
However, the GT model is all about sportiness. For that reason, we can expect a lower ride height and plenty of sporty features and cues. Interior looks very modern and comfort is great. New GT model will suffer small visual upgrades and engine lineup will stay intact.
2020 Kia Soul GT Looks Sportier Than The Regular Model
The all-new 2020 Kia Soul GT will look more attractive and sleeker than the regular model. Both front and rear fascia are changed. Headlights and taillights are enlarged. On the other hand, those units are thinner than on the current model. On top of that, the rectangular grille will remain but it will sit lower this time. Thanks to those changes, the face of the Soul GT looks different and sportier. The side profile will get more character. A floating D-pillar is now visible at first glance.
On top of that, Kia will offer more badging. The rear end will mostly remain. Besides the thinner taillights, everything will stay intact. Thanks to the numerous appearance packages you can equip your Soul GT in different ways. Blacked-out features and body-colored bumpers are in the offer. On top of that, larger 19-inch rims are available as well. Besides that, all appearance packages are offering more chrome trims and sportier suspension.
Interior Offers Comfort and Great Features
Unlike the base model, the GT trim level comes with more standard equipment. On top of that, the 2020 Kia Soul GT will get more tech than the current model. That includes plenty of premium features and some of the features are all-new. On top of that, the comfort is very good. A Harman Kardon sound system comes with 10-speakers and it is available as standard. Ambient lighting, upscale upholstery, and numerous premium features are providing the real sense of luxury.
On top of that, the cabin is very functional and it sports plenty of funky cues. GT is the sportiest-looking trim in Soul’s lineup of trim levels. Moreover, it is one of the safest trim levels as well. Most of the safety aids are offered as standard. As before, the 2020 Soul GT comes with a room for five passengers.
The forthcoming 2020 Kia Soul GT comes with two drivetrain options. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder is a standard engine that delivers 147 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is optional. This unit comes with a turbocharger and it delivers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of twist. A CVT transmission is available and it provides a smoother ride. On the other hand, the standard engine still uses a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Fuel economy is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. These figures for the standard engine are above most of the competitors. The optional engine provides slightly lower fuel economy numbers.
2020 Kia Soul GT Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 Kia Soul GT will hit the dealerships this November. The price of the GT trim level starts at $27,500. On the other hand, the base model will cost around $20,000. Kia Soul is available in six trim levels. The GT trim is the mid-range trim level that offers plenty of sportiness. The range-topping trim level cost over $40,000. Even the Kia Soul EV model will arrive in the coming months.