2020 Kia Soul FIRST LOOK

Motor Trend - - Intake - Ste­fan Og­bac

Rid­ing on a new plat­form, the 2020 Kia Soul will be of­fered in a range of mod­els, in­clud­ing the sporty Gt-line (shown), the rugged X-line, and the style­ori­ented EX De­signer Col­lec­tion.

Com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor, the wheel­base is 1.2 inches longer, and the ve­hi­cle is 2.2 inches longer over­all. In­side, cargo ca­pac­ity with all seats in place has in­creased to 23.8 cu­bic feet, and the rear hatch open­ing is wider and lower to ac­com­mo­date larger items.

Power comes from the same 147-hp 2.0-liter I-4 found in the Forte sedan, mated to ei­ther a six-speed man­ual or a CVT. The 201-hp 1.6-liter turbo I-4 car­ries over with a seven-speed du­al­clutch au­to­matic. An all-elec­tric model also re­turns and prom­ises more (as yet un­spec­i­fied) range than its pre­de­ces­sor. The 2020 Soul gets Kia’s lat­est UVO in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, fea­tur­ing an op­tional 10.3-inch touch­screen on EX and Gt-line (turbo only) grades and a head-up dis­play. An­droid Auto and Ap­ple Carplay are stan­dard, and the Blue­tooth sys­tem has been up­graded to al­low for con­nect­ing two de­vices.

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