The second-generation Kia Soul was presented for the 2014 model year, which indicates it will still be a few more years before Kia will provide the third-generation of the Soul. So to keep consumers interested, it is just natural that Kia offers the present generation a facelift to keep things fresh. It looks like we might be seeing that facelift quicker than later, as we have simply gotten some brand-new spy shots of what appears to be the facelifted model out for on-road screening.
As is the story with all spy shots from the early screening phase, the soul is under pretty heavy camouflage. The hood, bumper, and the rear hatch are all covered with black fabric and padded to help conceal the real design. That does, however, offer us with a concept of exactly what we can expect to be various when the facelifted Soul strikes the display room floor. Considering that we cannot construct a whole lot under that heavy padding and camouflage, most of this early evaluation will be speculation. So, with that in mind, let’s look at what we can construct out from the spy shots.
2018 Kia Soul Exterior
The front of the 2018 Kia Soul is camouflaged just as intensively as the rear, indicating that we should see some style changes here. It appears like the fog lights might sit a little bit greater, and a bit more to the outdoors than on the present model. When it comes to that low-sitting radiator grille, I have a mixed opinion on what is going on here. It looks like, based on the camo, that grille may have a horizontal split in the middle. If that holds true, that grille might be formed differently too. As far as the headlights, I have a feeling that there will be some minor changes to the overall shape, however the camo is so heavy at this point that we simply can not inform.
To the back, it is difficult to make out much thanks to all the cushioning, but it appears like the taillights will keep a comparable design. Very little can be stated for the hatch itself– there appears to be about three inches of padding over most of it, but down below we can find some change to the rear fascia. On the current model, that body line on the fascia slants toward the corners and wraps around the corner reflectors. In the spy shots, it looks like that body line has altered drastically, with the body line running parallel with the bottom of the hatch and smoothly wraps around those rear reflectors. Furthermore, it looks like those reflectors might sit a little bit higher on the fascia than they do on the existing model. As far as wheels go, the model captured in the spy shots is riding on the same wheels as offer requirement on the current Soul.
2018 Kia Soul Interior
Right now the interior has to do with as huge as a mystery as the body panels concealed under all that paneling on the exterior. I anticipate to see approximately the same as far as design characteristics go. Expect to see the very same dash and center console, and that instrument cluster will still use a 4.3-inch TFT display. Relocating to the center stack, I presume the very same infotainment systems, however the screen might be upped by an inch. If so, anticipate to see the bezel surrounding the screen and climate controls to change a bit.
2018 Kia Soul Engine
I believe that when the 2018 Kia Soul is changed by a whole brand-new style, it will likely debut with at least one brand-new engine and an upgraded transmission. With that said, I don’t think any extensive 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, in addition to a little better fuel economy. Up until 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 very likely that the Kia Soul will show up to the market in 2018. We have no concept on prices yet, but I wouldn’t expect the rates to change much with the Soul’s facelift. If specific devices is upgraded, the beginning rate may jump up by a few hundred bucks, however nothing substantial.