The second-generation Kia Soul was introduced for the 2014 model year, which implies it will still be a few more years prior to Kia will present the third-generation of the Soul. So to keep consumers interested, it is only natural that Kia gives the current generation a facelift to keep things fresh. It appears like we may be seeing that facelift earlier than later, as we have actually just received some new spy shots of exactly what seems the facelifted model out for on-road testing.
As is the story with all spy shots from the early screening stage, the soul is under quite heavy camouflage. The hood, bumper, and the rear hatch are all covered with black fabric and padded to assist hide the actual style. That does, however, provide us with a concept of exactly what we can expect to be various when the facelifted Soul strikes the showroom flooring. Given that we cannot construct a great deal under that heavy padding and camouflage, the majority of this early evaluation will be speculation. So, with that in mind, let’s look at exactly what we can make out from the spy shots.
2018 Kia Soul Exterior
The front of the 2018 Kia Soul is camouflaged simply as intensively as the back, indicating that we ought to see some style changes here. It appears like the fog lights might sit a little bit greater, and a bit more to the outside 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 upon the camo, that grille might have a horizontal split in the middle. If that is the case, that grille might be shaped differently also. As far as the headlights, I sense that there will be some minor changes to the general shape, but the camouflage is so heavy at this moment that we just can not tell.
To the rear, it is tough to make out much thanks to all the padding, however it appears like the taillights will retain a similar style. Very little can be said for the hatch itself– there seems about 3 inches of cushioning over most of it, but down listed below we can identify some change to the rear fascia. On the present model, that body line on the fascia inclines toward the corners and twists around the corner reflectors. In the spy shots, it looks like that body line has altered considerably, with the body line running parallel with the bottom of the hatch and smoothly twists around those rear reflectors. Additionally, it appears like those reflectors may sit a little bit higher on the fascia than they do on the current model. As far as wheels go, the model captured in the spy shots is riding on the very same wheels as deal standard on the current Soul.
2018 Kia Soul Interior
Right now the interior has to do with as big as a secret as the body panels hidden under all that paneling on the exterior. I expect to see approximately the same as far as style attributes go. Anticipate to see the exact same dash and center console, and that instrument cluster will still utilize a 4.3-inch TFT display screen. Transferring to the center stack, I think the very 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 think that when the 2018 Kia Soul is replaced by an entire brand-new design, it will likely debut with a minimum of one new engine and an updated transmission. With that said, I don’t believe any comprehensive changes will be made to the Soul for this facelift. I do think, nevertheless, that the engines might be tuned to deliver a little more power and torque, in addition to slightly better fuel economy. Until we get the juicy information from Kia, nevertheless, that’s the best we’ve got.
2018 Kia Soul Release Date and Price
It’s very likely that the Kia Soul will arrive to the marketplace in 2018. We have no concept on pricing yet, but I wouldn’t anticipate the prices to change much with the Soul’s facelift. If particular equipment is updated, the beginning cost may leap up by a few hundred bucks, but nothing significant.