2020 Kia Soul: Redesign, Specs, Review, EV

A segment of compact crossovers is getting better and better. It is hard to survive in such a segment that is packed with premium vehicles. However, the 2020 Kia Soul is safe for various reasons. This small crossover comes with amazing styling and design. List of standard equipment is impressive and drivetrains are fuel-efficient.

Whatsoever, electric variant Kia Soul EV is available as well. The best part about the 2020 model is its numerous updates. Interior won’t suffer that many changes, but the exterior will. Boxy styling is upgraded and it looks more attractive now. Soul crossover also offers numerous drivetrain options, the turbo unit is available too, along with the CVT transmission. Complete package!

2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul Stunning Design

Third-gen Soul comes with the somewhat strange boxy design. The 2020 Kia Soul will arrive with numerous exterior upgrades. Boxy appearance is updated and the crossover now looks even more handsome. The front grille is larger and Soul is offering a two-tone exterior paint. Front fenders are all-new and headlights are thinner than before.

Daytime running lights and turn signals are brand-new as well. The roofline is straight now which maximize the space inside the cabin. Roof rails are available and 18-inch wheels are in the offer too. The rear end is looking squarish and new taillights are looking very modern. Dimensional changes are visible as well. The new Kia Soul is 2.2 inches longer.

2020 Kia Soul interior

2020 Kia Soul Interior Updates

When it comes to the interior, there won’t be that many changes and upgrades. The upcoming 2020 Kia Soul is basically a carryover and it will look the same as the current model. Some updates are worth a mention, such as longer center console and squarer shifter. The infotainment system is getting an update. This system supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth wireless streaming.

A 10.25-inch touchscreen is available, just like the rearview monitor. Additional 8.0-inch heads-up display, leather steering wheel, and premium audio system are all optional. The new 2020 Soul crossover will get more interior space and headroom will be significantly better.

2020 Kia Soul side

Powertrain Specs

The forthcoming 2020 Kia Soul offers two engine choices. A naturally-aspirated that is a standard unit and optional turbocharged engine. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit is producing 147 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque. Kia developed an Intelligent Variable Transmission, which is similar to the CVT gearbox. Also, the standard engine is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, which is interesting.

If you need more punch, optional 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is optional. This drivetrain generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is available.

2020 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul is going green. Compact crossover now offers an all-electric variant. The 2020 Kia Soul EV will look no different than the regular Soul model. You can see the same updates on the electric variant as well. That includes the interior layout, design and everything you can imagine.

This model was unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show and first feedbacks were very positive. We are still waiting for more details, especially on the drivetrain specs. According to reliable sources, Kia Soul EV will deliver around 200 horsepower. More importantly, the Soul EV model will offer over 200 miles of driving range.

2020 Kia Soul rear

2020 Kia Soul Price and Release Date

The 2020 Kia Soul comes in six trim levels. The base model will start at $20,000 while the Kia Soul EV cots almost $35,000. This small crossover will go on sale later in 2019. Probably around November.

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