The second-generation Kia Soul was introduced for the 2014 model year, which means it will still be a couple of more years prior to Kia will provide the third-generation of the Soul. So to keep customers interested, it is just natural that Kia provides the current generation a facelift to keep things fresh. It appears like we may be seeing that facelift quicker than later on, as we have actually simply received some brand-new spy shots of exactly what seems 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 quite heavy camouflage. The hood, bumper, and the rear hatch are all covered with black fabric and padded to assist conceal the real style. That does, however, supply us with a concept of exactly what we can expect to be various when the facelifted Soul hits the display room floor. Since we can’t make out a great deal under that heavy padding and camouflage, the majority of this early review will be speculation. So, with that in mind, let’s take a gander at what we can construct from the spy shots.
2018 Kia Soul Exterior
The front of the 2018 Kia Soul is camouflaged just as intensively as the back, suggesting that we need to see some style changes here. It looks like the fog lights may sit a bit higher, and a bit more to the outdoors than on the present model. When it comes to that low-sitting radiator grille, I have a blended opinion on what is going on here. It appears like, based upon the camouflage, that grille may have a horizontal split in the middle. If that holds true, that grille might be formed differently also. As far as the headlights, I have a feeling that there will be some small changes to the overall shape, however the camo is so heavy at this point that we just can not inform.
To the rear, it is hard to make out much thanks to all the cushioning, but it appears like the taillights will keep a similar design. Very little can be stated for the hatch itself– there appears to be about three inches of padding over the majority of it, however down below we can spot some change to the rear fascia. On the existing model, that body line on the fascia inclines towards the corners and twists around the corner reflectors. In the spy shots, it appears like that body line has actually altered drastically, with the body line running parallel with the bottom of the hatch and smoothly wraps around those rear reflectors. In addition, it appears like those reflectors may sit a little bit greater on the fascia than they do on the existing model. As far as wheels go, the model caught in the spy shots is riding on the same wheels as deal requirement on the current Soul.
2018 Kia Soul Interior
Right now the interior has to do with as big as a mystery as the body panels concealed under all that paneling on the exterior. I expect to see approximately the like far as design qualities go. Expect to see the exact same dash and center console, and that instrument cluster will still make use of a 4.3-inch TFT display screen. Moving to the center stack, I suspect the exact same infotainment systems, however the screen may be upped by an inch. If so, expect to see the bezel surrounding the screen and climate controls to change a bit.
2018 Kia Soul Engine
I presume that when the 2018 Kia Soul is replaced by a whole new style, it will likely debut with at least one brand-new engine and an upgraded transmission. With that stated, I do not think any substantial changes will be made to the Soul for this facelift. I do believe, however, that the engines may be tuned to provide a bit more power and torque, in addition to slightly much better fuel economy. Till we get the juicy information from Kia, however, that’s the very best we’ve got.
2018 Kia Soul Release Date and Price
It’s highly likely that the Kia Soul will arrive to the market in 2018. We have no idea on rates yet, however I would not expect the prices to change much with the Soul’s facelift. If particular devices is upgraded, the starting cost may leap up by a few hundred dollars, but nothing substantial.