2016 Kia Soul awd

The 2014 Kia Soul has already made a good mark on the hatchback cars market winning the best International Designs Excellence Awards’ 14. Now, Kira has decided to launch two new models for the years 2015 and 2016. The 2016 Kia Soul will be featuring an electrically charged engine whereas 2015 model will be running on a fuel engine. Makers have decided not to implement much exterior changes as the recent model is already a hit. Although some interior changes may take place in the 2016 model, and there would definitely be a replacement in terms of engine.

2016 Kia Soul front

As said before, the exterior of 2016 Kia Soul would not undergo much change, but the makers are likely to alter and refine some of its aspects. However, drive train changes completely. The boxy shape of its recent models would be continued which was an instant hit as per sales data.

Something new has been planned for the exterior although its chassis is not being altered.  The exterior and interior sections will guide you through the upcoming changes being implemented to the car.


LED headlights with special projections and high beam assist would help its driver focus on road traffic during the night time. The tail lights would also get LED installed in them. Four 16 inch alloy wheels would support the 2016 Kia Soul. A panoramic roof will be offered as an option along with fog lights in its rear bumper.

The “Tiger Nose” shaped Grille would remain same. However, the grille could get broader in this new model and altered too to a little extent. The new 2016 Kia Soul would be equipped with Vehicle Stability System which would ensure the car stays stable when accelerated or braked suddenly, especially on wet and rough roads.


A special treatment would be given to the 2016 Kia Soul to make the ride more joyable and comfortable. Most of the interior parts would be cast out of recycled components. Bio fabric, Bio Foam, Bio Plastic would be used for manufacturing the interior.

An 8- inch display and supervision instrument cluster would be seen featured in this new model. The development team of this model of Kia are trying to make the car as eco friendly as possible. The seat cushions height and the distance between the roof and cushion would be optimized to make getting in and out easily.

2016 Kia Soul interior


Most significant changes of all would be the change in power train. Let us look what exact changes are awaiting the new 2016 Kia Soul. This new model would be powered by an electrically charged engine under its hood.

2016 Kia Soul’s engine will consist of 27 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery. It would be able to produce an astonishing power of 109 Hp which is a remarkable output for this type of engine. A torque of 210 lb/ft would be generated. With full charged battery, the car would be able to cover a distance of 120 miles in one go.

2016 Kia Soul side

Using a 240 volt outlet, it would take 5 hours on an approximation to fully charge the batteries. A top speed of 90 miles can be expected with an acceleration power of 0 to 60 mph in 12 seconds. Transmission system would be a single speed constant ratio gear reduction. This new model would be available in Front Wheel Drive.

2016 Kia Soul: Price and Release Date

2016 Kia Soul is to be released in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, California and Oregon at first by the beginning of 2016, as far speculations in the market. Although the company has nut confirmed the price tag for 2016 Kia Soul yet, an estimated cost could be around $30,000.

Whatever rumours could sway in air; this futuristic car would value its name “SOUL” with justice as it would be a revolutionary step towards a bold future.

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